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Subject:  Re: Delicious Cuban black beans recipe Date:  9/13/2012  12:47 PM
Author:  zoningfool Number:  5429 of 5854

Juat so you know....it's not a good idea to use a slow-cooker to cook beans or legumes in the manner described in the link. Specific steps need to be taken first--primarily soaking overnight, rinsing, then boiling vigorously before adding to a slow-cooker:

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