Small white navy beans are most often used when making pork and beans or baked beans and are always found in minestrone soup.
Small white navy beans are a small white oval, mild flavored bean, also known as the pea bean. It is prized for its smooth texture and nutty flavor. When cooked it has a powdery texture. As it is one of the most favorite of beans it is perfect for your food storage plan.
The small white navy bean is one of the most popular beans. The “white pea bean” was such a popular food on early naval vessels it became known as the navy bean. They are most often used when making pork and beans or baked beans. Most always found in minestrone soup. They can be substituted well for great northern beans or baby lima beans. They are also good in salads. They are also ground for making white bean flour which is gluten free and can be added to recipes when baking. They can be soaked overnight to achieve tenderness. A delicious bean to include in your long-term food storage.
Directions for Use:
For overnight soaking, cover each cup of beans with 3 cups water and let stand overnight or 12 hours. For quicker results, add dry beans to boiling water boiling 2 minutes and let stand for 1 hour. In cooking, use same water. Cover and simmer slowly in water until beans are tender, about 2 hours. Add more water if necessary. Season with salt, pepper, onion, or garlic.
To keep skin from bursting, simmer gently and stir as little as possible. Add 1/8 tsp. baking soda per cup of beans to shorten cooking time in hard water. Do not add tomatoes, lemon juice, wine, or vinegar until beans are almost tender as these are acidic and delay softening.
Serving size 1/2 cup Servings per bucket 152 Calories per serving 360