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How to Take The Gas Out of Beans

Ever wish you could take the gas out of your favorite beans?  Well you can with this tip I’m about to share with you. Yep…I have a secret ingredient that will de-gas your beans every time.  I’ve been using this secret ingredient for years to de-gas my beans.  I learned this little tip from my mother many years ago and now I want to share it with you. Read on to see what my tip is…  

Here’s what you need to do…

Soak your beans in some cold water overnight as you normally would and rinse them…

Now are you ready for my secret ingredient?

Now add 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda…what?  That’s right, Baking Soda.  

Cover the beans with water and make sure you use a deep pot.  You’ll see why next…

And bring them to a boil.  Note:  Do not walk away from the pot of beans during this step or you will be sorry! The water will begin to foam up…

More…

And more…before it starts to boil.  As soon as it starts to boil, remove it from the heat…

Drain the beans.  The water will look green but don’t freak out…

And rinse them thoroughly…

Then return them to the pot and cover them with fresh water and season and cook as normal…

Eat up and enjoy your beans!

Cindy @ My Country Table

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