Old Fashioned Beans from Scratch

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 183.8
  • Total Fat: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 641.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 12.3 g
  • Protein: 9.0 g

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With a little bit of planning, you can have a delicious pot of beans! With a little bit of planning, you can have a delicious pot of beans!
Number of Servings: 4


    1 lb. DRIED beans
    8 cups water
    6 cups water
    1 cup chopped yellow onion
    1 cup chopped carrots
    1 cup diced celery
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    1 whole bay leaf
    1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1 tsp onion powder
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    1 tsp salt
    1 Tbsp sugar
    2 Tbsp dried parsley


It makes the house smell so good!


Plan ahead! You can use navy beans, white beans, pinto beans. I used dried cranberry beans. They're a pretty pink color! Rinse them and sort through them. Place them in a large pot and add your 8 cups of cold water. Cover, and let sit OVERNIGHT.

The next day, drain beans in a colander and rinse well. Rinse pot out, and put beans back into the pot. Add 6 cups cold water, carrots, celery, onions, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and bay leaf. Bring up to a boil, and then immediatley turn heat down to a low simmer and simmer for 1 1/2 - 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Keep the lid tilted on the pot, and check it every 15 - 20 minutes or so, and give it a good stir. Check the fluid level after about an hour. If you need to add a bit more water, add it 1/2 a cup at a time. Add the cayenne pepper, salt, and sugar towards the end of the cooking time. The "gravy" the beans make will thicken considerably. This is delicious over hot rice, quinoa, or potatoes!

Serving Size: Makes 4 - 2 cup servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LIVEDAILY.

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