European Soldier Beans
Choose 10 or 60 lbs
European Soldier Beans (aka red-eye beans) possess a mild flavor and firm texture, making them ideal for applications where having a whole bean at the end of the cooking process is important.
Store dried soldier beans in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place.
RECIPES & TIPS
Soldier beans can be used to replace any other white bean in casseroles, soups, and salads.
Basic Cooking Technique:
Prior to cooking, dry Christmas lima beans should be soaked in water for three to eight hours (ideally overnight) and then rinsed.
To cook on the stove top, cover the soaked & rinsed beans with about an inch of water. Bring the water to a boil, then immediately reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover the pot and let cook until the beans are tender. Each cup of raw Christmas lima beans will yield about 2 ¼ cups of cooked beans.