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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-25-2012, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Default Dehydrating beans.

Has anybody had any luck. I tried to dehydrate some canned cooked black beans. I am not sure if there is a technique for beans ,, but basically they dried out and the core of the beans turned to powder. I am thinking maybe i dehydrated them too much. is that possible. when i rehydrated them some were empty of starch and the others were falling apart.

any tricks.?? for beans. which are a great source of carbs and protein.

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I tried a can of black beans and they worked fine. They were cracked a bit but no biggie.
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I suspect you would have better results cooking the beans yourself to a not-quite-done-yet texture. The dehydrating and rehydrating process is rather rough on cellular structure, so slightly under-cooked food is better to start with.
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You can buy dehydrated beans from health food stores. Just add hot water or cook a bit and instant re-fried beans for burritos & such. They are so cheap & easy, why dehydrate your own cooked beans.
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Dried bean flakes are even better. You can get dried kidney or pinto bean flakes at some health food stores. Life Styles in Victoria has them. They cook up really quickly, almost instantly. Add them to a basmati rice and dried veggie stew with spices and soup mix for a tasty stew.
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I suspect you would have better results cooking the beans yourself to a not-quite-done-yet texture. The dehydrating and rehydrating process is rather rough on cellular structure, so slightly under-cooked food is better to start with.
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Never tried putting them in the dehydrator either, but have had lots of success with store-bought dehydrated beans. Love how quick and easy they are to rehydrate too. Either buy them bulk at a health foods store or look for the Taste Adventure ones on the shelf.

http://www.tasteadventure.com/products/beans/index.htm

Their soups are really good too.
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We tried dehydrating pork and beans etc various brands, always seemed to have weird mushy, metallic taste for some reason. other beans may work much better.
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I recently dehydrated a 100oz tin of black beans and they turned out really well. Dehydrated black beans rehydrate easily and can be added to all kinds of meals.
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most commercial dry beans are dried raw. You wont have the powder problem at all with this, but the above is correct in that its the cooking then drying that is causing your issues. probably lots of other "stuff" in those cans as well for preserving, raw beans might be better for you?
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Another vote for bean flakes. Cheap and work well. Buy them bulk at Famous Foods on Kingsway.
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I was at Rogers Foods up Armstrong way a couple weeks ago. They have quite a few bulk grains and nuts, but recently they brought in all 3 of the Taste Adventure soups in bulk. The black bean one is particularly good and would make a great addition to many meals or just on it's own as a soup.
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not sure about your brands, but keep in mind many beans are dried raw, uncooked, and uncooked beans of most types need cooking. many bean species are technically poisonous, though they don't tend to cause a lot of damage (diarrhea). I react somewhat to uncooked common beans (kidney etc) for example.
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Not sure about beans by themselves, but last summer made a batch of chili using ground round and a bunch of diffent beans (pinto, black, kidney). I dehydrated it overnight in the oven at 170F and it turned out fantastic once rehydrated.
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