Kick the Can and Cook the Beans
Eating beans is a healthy and inexpensive way to add protein to your diet but buying canned beans means more cost and waste. Sara Tetreault, of the blog go gingham, showed Dave how easy it is to cook dried beans.
Cooking with dried beans
3. A favorite method: slow-cooker. Cooking dried beans in a slow-cooker that automatically shuts off means you don’t have to be home to tend the stove.
Here’s how to cook dried beans in a slow-cooker…..
1. Pour the dried beans into the slow-cooker and add cold water almost to the top to soak for a couple of hours before cooking – no skipping this step. Do this the night.
2. In the morning add a chopped onion - if you remember and you're not running late - otherwise you can skip this step.
3. Turn on the slow-cooker for 5-hours – on high.