Organic Great Northern Beans
A fast cooking hearty bean often used in soups and stews.
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Great Northern Beans are great baked in casseroles and this was the traditional use of these beans. They are also great in soups and tossed with pasta and fresh herbs. Many cooks find that the somewhat neutral flavor of the beans can serve as a good accompaniment to a range of other dishes that are both savory and sweet. The beans can also be whipped or blended to make a savory dip for crackers or toasted bread. Organic.
Sift through dry beans and remove any shriveled beans or pebbles. You should soak dried beans before cooking: the night before, add 1 part dried beans to 3 parts water to a large bowl and soak for at least 8 hours before draining and rinsing; OR, day of, add dried beans to a pot, cover with several inches of water, and boil for 5 minutes before removing from heat and allowing the beans to soak for at least an hour before draining and rinsing. To cook beans on the stove top, add soaked, drained, and rinsed beans to a large pot and cover with several inches of fresh water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer until cooked to preferred tenderness (about 1.5 hours). For firmer beans that hold their shape when fully cooked, leave the lid off during cooking. For creamier beans, leave the lid on but ajar while cooking. Skim off any scum or foam that floats to the top during cooking. Cooked beans keep in the fridge for 1 week and the freezer for 6 months.
INSTAPOT METHOD: Rinse and drain beans, you do not need to soak them. Use a ratio of 4 parts water to 1 part beans, and add a pinch of salt. Cook on high pressure for 25-40 minutes then natural release for 20 minutes.