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Another canned dry beans question

Posted by john__showme__usa 5/6 (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 15, 11 at 15:43

Is it normal for a gelatinous/waxy layer to form on top when the jars cool? I've been experimenting with liquid to bean ratio and if I'm heavy on the side of liquid it doesn't happen.



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RE: Another canned dry beans question

Those are lovely beans. In my experience, yes, though it does seem to vary from variety to variety. I'm speculating it's a consequence of the natural starches.

Carol


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RE: Another canned dry beans question

Ate one of the red bean pints last night and the bean flavor was incredible. Only used a scant 1/4 tsp canning salt instead of 1/2 tsp because don't like too much salt. Am amazed at how much the bean flavors differ from variety to variety.


Still several varieties to can before I start tweaking. Some chopped onion might help w/o changing the original intent.... I want to can the beans to add to something else for a meal.

Batches ea of lentils, black beans and pinto beans will be next.


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