Survival Kitchen–Cooking Dry Beans Without Causing Gas

We’re all cost conscious these days, and one way to cut grocery costs is to get some dry beans. But what can you do about cooking dry beans without causing gas? It’s embarrassing to bring up, I know, but beans are such a wonderful survival food.

Beans are a fantastic source of protein, fiber, and minerals. There are all kinds of ways to use them in soups, salads or other dishes. I thought a little lesson on the basics of cooking beans would be a good idea.

It seems you can’t mention beans without somebody making a joke about them being the musical fruit or some such silliness. Well, there’s a very simple way to cook dry beans so you don’t have that—er—windy problem. It’s a little more involved than popping that frozen dinner in the microwave, but it’s simple and well worth doing.

In a nutshell, all you have to do is soak, drain, and boil. That’s how the bubbly young couple in the video here simplify it. Take two and a half minutes to watch their little teaching session by clicking on the video below.





The authors of The Brilliant Bean cookbook show you how to prepare 25 kinds of beans in over 200 recipes that include soups, salads, main dishes, even desserts. You’ll never run out of creative, healthful ways to use beans. Don’t be afraid to try beans. Experiment! It could be essential to your very survival.



Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

2 thoughts on “Survival Kitchen–Cooking Dry Beans Without Causing Gas”

  1. Interesting idea. Those who believe in food combination dietary habits say eating fruit after a meal usually makes the gas problem worse. However, as a gastrointestinal internist told me, everybody’s different.


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