Cooking With Beans
Dewey said in another thread:
People who can't confidently make red beans and rice on a stove are nowhere near ready to make them in a solar cooker or haybox. If the food turns out nasty or worse, they will be too quick to conclude that appropriate tech inherently produces inferior food. A person should first get to the point where they can reliably produce an edible and tasty set of basic meals using the mod-cons such as a stove, then start experimenting with alternative cooking methods for those meals. If they know what texture they expect from a well-cooked bean, then if they don't see that in the haybox batch, they'll know what's wrong and understand that more boiling or longer soaking time are needed.
That made me realize, I haven't ever cooked dried beans from scratch. I know, hard to believe but as a single person sometimes you stick with what you know. So the question for some of you who are good cooks, how would you cook beans?
I know it involves soaking them for a while...