To cook your own beans, rinse 3/4 cup dry beans. In a large Dutch oven combine beans and 5 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans. In the same Dutch oven combine beans and 5 cups fresh water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until tender; drain.
296 calories; fat 10g; cholesterol 4mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 44g; insoluble fiber 9g; sugars 2g; protein 12g; vitamin a 1166.2IU; vitamin c 34.2mg; sodium 407mg; potassium 478mg; calcium 131.3mg; iron 3.8mg.