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How to make beans: step by step to never miss them again at home

When we make our first beans, the heart warms up. Although it seems like a complicated task, today we are going to show you how to make beans can be quick, practical and easy. And then, my friend… There’s no one to hold you back: more and more there will be a little bean to accompany your day-to-day meals! Let’s learn?

How to make beans the easy way

The tips we are going to give you will make you very proud to know that you can make beans in a simple way, without any secrets. Ready? Then follow along:


  • 500 g of beans
  • 1/2 squeezed lemon
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Water
  • Oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • salt to taste

How to make

  1. Place the beans in a container with water;
  2. Squeeze half a lemon or add a spoonful of vinegar;
  3. Soak the beans for an hour;
  4. Drain the water and place the beans in the pressure cooker;
  5. Add water to the pan until covering the beans and passing two fingers through;
  6. Add 1/2 chopped onion, two bay leaves and a drizzle of oil;
  7. Let it cook for ten minutes;
  8. In a skillet, sauté the minced garlic;
  9. Place the sautéed garlic in the bean pan;
  10. Season with salt to taste and cook for another two minutes.

If the broth is thin, mash a portion of beans and put it back in the pan to thicken. To serve, you can place in small bowls or plates and decorate with fried pork rinds or parsley. Imagine what a delight!

Other ways to make beans

If you’re one of those who prefer not to take a chance with the pressure cooker, no problem. Check out three recipes below to cook delicious beans using an electric pressure cooker, microwave or just your regular pot!

Beans in the crockpot

In the electric pressure cooker, just change the order: first sauté the garlic and only then add the beans, bay leaf and water. Let it cook for fifty minutes and release the pressure. This pan is usually safer, see?

Beans in the microwave

To make the beans in the microwave, it is necessary to soak them for a longer time, preferably overnight. Then, just follow the same steps, add water to the container and season to taste. Cook for twenty to thirty minutes and voilà!

Beans without pressure cooker

If you don’t have a pressure cooker, the tip is to soak the beans from the night before. And then, just season it to taste and let it cook on medium heat for thirty minutes, leaving the pan half covered.

So, did you like the bean recipes? Pretty practical, right? Now there’s no excuse for not making that delicious little bean every day! If you want even more practicality, take the opportunity to check out these 1-pot recipes.

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