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I need help when it comes to cooking dried beans. I've always just purchased canned beans at the supermarket to make chili. Any tips on cooking dried red kidney beans would be great.
I picked up a bag of kidney beans at the supermarket today .. I emptied 1 lb into a large stock pot and covered them with 8cups of water as directed on the package. I was planning on letting them soak overnight but after about 1/2 hour of soaking I noticed that the outer skins of the beans were beginning to wrinkle and some were even splitting in half.
I think I have dehydrated "OLD" beans. I read somewhere that dry kidney beans usually last about a year. Is that true?