Oct 5, 2011

Freezing Black Beans

Black Beans

Photo Credit: Avital Pinnick

I love beans.  Michael does not.  Which means that enjoying them as a family meal is not a regular occurance in our home.  However, I know they are a great source of protein, fibre and many other delicious nutrients.  As such, I decided to prepare some delicious black beans and freeze them for quick and easy lunches!

I started by soaking them overnight, as is the norm.  I’m still out on the whole idea of saving the soaking and cooking water so at this point I toss it (you can share your experience with using the soaking/cooking water if you like!  I’d love to hear!).

After that, I put them in a pot and let them simmer on the stove for a couple hours to soften.  Once they were bite-able, I put them in 1/2 cup portions in muffin tins in the freezer.

Now they’re ready anytime I want them!  Salads, soups, nachos, wraps… who needs to open a can when you have perfectly portioned frozen ones ready whenever you need them?

This post is part of Real Food Wednesdays at Kelly the Kitchen Kop and Works For Me Wednesday at We Are THAT Family.

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miniMOMist is an account of Mike, Nada and Naomi's journey into realistic minimalism, with the goal centered around simple living, and enjoying each other rather than things. We are a faith-based family and blog about our belief in God regularly. Our love for one another and our passion for a simple, minimalist life brings us much joy and pleasure.


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