Garbanzo beans are also known as chick peas. This bean is a popular sprouting bean but can also be soaked overnight or simmered gently for several hours to attain tenderness. You can also shorten the time it take to cook beans by using an Instant Pot (pressure cooker); cook time can be reduced to under one hour.
Garbanzo beans are a medium-sized bean that goes well in soups, salads and Mexican dishes. After cooking, this bean remains nice and firm and has a nut-like flavor. Garbanzo beans are rich in fiber, helps lower cholesterol, are high in potassium and low in sodium that helps to reduce high blood pressure. Great for long term food storage as it is both good when sprouted as well as cooked. It has long shelf life which make it perfect for emergency preparedness.
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Ingredients: Garbanzo beans (chickpeas).
Directions: For overnight soaking, cover each cup of beans with 3 cups water and let stand overnight or 12 hours. For quicker results, add dry beans to boiling water boiling 2 minutes and let stand for 1 hour. In cooking, use same water. Cover and simmer slowly in water until beans are tender, about 2 hours. Add more water if necessary. Season with salt, pepper, onion, or garlic. Cooking tips: to keep skin from bursting, simmer gently and stir as little as possible. Add 1/8 tsp. baking soda per cup of beans to shorten cooking time in hard water. Do not add tomatoes, lemon juice, wine, or vinegar until beans are almost tender as they delay softening.
Servings per Container:
#10 can: 80 oz. (2268g) 23 servings
Mylar Bag: 1.5 lbs (680kg) 7 servings
Bulk: 25 lbs (11.34kg) 113 servings
5 Gallon Super Pail Bucket: 33 lbs (14.96kg) 149 servings