At first I was skeptical about receiving dried beans from food pantries. Don't get me wrong with approximately 8 grams of protien per serving, these babies goldmines when it comes to optimizing your health. But, thruth be told, they take time to prepare.
I was sorting out my own backroom pantry one afternoon, and I noticed grain weevils had occupied my kidney bean bag. The bag had been in there for sometime and, thankfully, nothing else was infected. Nonetheless, a good bag of beans was wasted!
I came up with this recipe shortly thereafter. It keeps the weevils away, and allows me to utilize beans easily when ever I need a recipe that calls for a slow simmer.
One bag of beans (any large type bean will do)
1 tablespoon salt
Place beans in pot and cover with two inches of water. Add salt. Cover pot and boil med./low for one hour. Turn off pot and let cool completely on stove top. Drain beans and add them to a zip lock bag. Place in feezer so they lie flat and will easily break apart for future use. Use as needed. These beans will already be partially cooked for soups and stews.