A popular bean in creole dishes; small red beans are packed with nutrition! High in protein, fiber iron, calcium and carbohydrates. They need to be soaked overnight or boiled gently for several hours to reach desired tenderness. These beans have a naturally long shelf life, which makes them a great item to store away for your emergency preparedness needs.
Shelf Life: Store in cool dark place to maximize shelf life. Storing properly in our enameled cans and Super pail buckets, product may store 25 years. Bulk products need to be repackaged for long term storage. Shelf life estimates are based on industry studies from sources deemed reputable. Since Food Assets and Rainy Day Foods has no control over individual storage practices, they must disclaim any liability or warranty for particular results.
Packaged in a plant that handles milk, wheat, eggs, soy, and tree nut products.
Ingredients: Small red beans.
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: 90 oz. (2551g) 26 servings
#10 case: 156 servings
Bulk: 25 lbs (11.34kg) 113 servings
Bulk: 50 lbs (22.68kg) 227 servings
6 Gallon Super Pail Bucket: 41 lbs (18.61kg) 186 servings