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I'm in the mood for chili this morning (probably cause it's snowing!) Only problem is that I haven't soaked or cooked the beans yet. So my question:<br><br>
Can I just add the beans after doing a quick soak? I'll be using a crock pot if that makes a difference.<br><br>
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I've done that! Sometimes they haven't been soft enough by dinner though. So make sure you have a back up plan just in case <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> On the bright side, if that does happen it will taste even better tomorrow <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I had to do this last night (I wanted black beans for my tacos <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">). Rinse your beans, boil them for 20 min, then cover and let sit for 1 hour. Then add to the crock pot - they will be completely ready for dinner! (they do need to cook for a few hours to be soft, but it is much faster than soaking)<br><br>
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Yep, as long as they are soaked you can just put them in the crockpot. I always plan on at least 4 hours on high, though sometimes with older beans I've needed longer. 8 hours on low is plenty of time, though.
 
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