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Does anyone know if it is safe to soak dried beans and then freeze them to use later? Or if I can soak them, part cook them and then freeze them? I used tinned beans at the moment but would rather used dried as they are cheaper and I can get a greater variety but always forget to soak them or decide last minute what to eat and I though freezing them in one person portions could solve the problem. Thank you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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That's a good question!<br>
I've only frozen fully cooked beans, and used them for things where they don't need to hold their shape-like burgers and loaves.<br>
They do get mushy, which isn't bad.<br>
I would think the ice crystals that form would cause them to lose texture even if they were only soaked.<br>
I'd just cook them all the way and not expect them to stay shapely.
 

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Thank you, will try that. If I did try just part cooking them, after they've been soaked if it went wrong would they be likely to make me ill? Or would it just be that they wouldn't turn out well?
 

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like Silva said, you're probably going to have texture issues if you only partly cook first. I'd cook all the way then freeze, myself.<br><br>
silva, are you overcooking them if they're getting mushy on you? I don't really have that problem, except with maybe Navy beans.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Devante</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3028808"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Thanks for all comments. I tried to do it but I felt that there is some change in the<br>
taste.<br>
Whats about it??<br>
Seeking for some better tips. regards</div>
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U tried cooking beans and freezing them?<br>
What did they taste like?
 

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like Silva said, you're probably going to have texture issues if you only partly cook first. I'd cook all the way then freeze, myself.<br><br>
silva, are you overcooking them if they're getting mushy on you? I don't really have that problem, except with maybe Navy beans.</div>
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After they've defrosted they seem mushy.<br>
I admit, I do overcook. I should set the timer because I never remember when I start boiling!<br><br>
When I freeze beans I always intend to use in mashed recipes so it doesn't matter. I don't find a change in taste.
 

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I *try* to leave them a hair underdone, because usually they are going to be cooked in something else anyway. does NOT always happen though. I also don't use a timer, and leave it to my memory to watch the clock!
 
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