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Dried Bean Cooking Times

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Not sure how long to cook your dried beans? Here's what the U.S. Dried Bean Council recommends:

Baby Lima Beans- 1 hour

Black Beans- 1 to 1 1/2 hours

Black Eye Peas– 30 minutes to 1 hour

Cranberry Beans- 45 to 60 minutes

Garganzo beans (also called chickpeas)- 1 to 1 1/2 hours

Great Northern Beans– 45 to 60 minutes

Kidney Beans (light or dark)– 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours

Large Lima Beans (also called butter beans)– 1 to 1 1/2 hours

Nay Beans- 1 1/2 to 2 hours

Pink Beans– 1 hour

Pinto Beans- 1 1/2 to 2 hours

Small Red Beans- 1 to 1 1/2 hours

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