It was not a cheap appliance but it's one that will definitely pay for itself over time. Dried beans are super cheap to buy and making them in the pressure cooker is so much healthier! Not only are you leaving out the added preserving chemicals but you also don't get all the added sodium (salt) and BPA from the lining of the can. It's a total win-win situation. (If you're not sure what BPA is click on the highlighted word above to read a SUPER-GOOD article on the dangers of it.
I freeze my beans in BPA-free ziplock bags or in BPA-free ice cube trays (see picture below) for quick use later. In the pressure cooker I can cook beans in 30 minutes (and they are soft just liked the canned ones). I also can cook beets in 25 minutes, Quinoa in 2 minutes, long-simmering soups in 25 minutes, and much much more. PS the Pressure Cooker also comes with a recipe book! Alright, enough plugging, here is the recipe. Maybe you'll fall in love with Split Pea Soup again. ;)
Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup
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(Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Can be Vegan)
Created by jalene
- Throw everything into a pressure cooker. Cook on High Pressure for 25 minutes, use Natural Pressure Release.
(You can purchase it on Amazon with the link below if your local grocery store does not have it.)
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