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12 servings, 1-1/3 cups (325 mL) each
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Dried beans require a soaking process to make them edible. Start by washing beans to remove outside dirt. Quick Soak: Place beans in large saucepan. Add enough water to cover beans by 3 or 4 inches. Bring to boil; simmer 2 min. Remove from heat; cover. Let stand 1 hour. Drain beans; discard water. Overnight Soak: Place beans in large bowl. Add enough water to cover beans by 3 or 4 inches. Let stand at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours. Drain beans; discard water.
Cool any leftover soup. Place in airtight container and freeze up to 2 months. Thaw in refrigerator before reheating to serve.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.