We all have (at least) a bag of dried beans that sits in our larder for so long that we can not remember exactly when we bought it. Although almost everyone believes that home-made dried beans taste better than canned goods, it's difficult for them to find someone to cook them under.
and pressure cookers have completely changed the playing field for dried beans. You do not have to let them soak for hours before you even start cooking. With these devices, you can make them in a fraction of the time, often without ever soaking. And that's great, because when you make beans from scratch, you have complete control over the contents of your beans. For example, if you try to monitor the amount of added salt you consume, you can regulate this by cooking beans yourself.
However, that does not mean that homemade beans are tasteless. These 1