I made ham and bean soup yesterday but it has given everyone gas. Is there something I did wrong?
(singing) beans, beans, the musical fruit - the more you eat - the more you toot!
Beans do that. If you used dry beans - did you soak them overnight? Some say that helps. Others swear by soaking in apple cider vinegar instead of water to eliminate the gass and bloat.
But - beans do that - you did nothing wrong.
Thank you KW for responding so soon. I did not soak my dried Great Northern Beans but cooked them slow in chicken broth. They softened just great and then I added my ham. You’re right about being bloated, it affected EVERYONE. I will now try soaking them the next time and use the vinegar idea… thank you so much!
It’s the holiday right now - but in a few days you will most likely see more posts and ideas for this as well.
Hope your tummies feel better!
The secret is to run a needle through each bean before you serve it to let the gas out. Ta DA!!!
You could try adding a pinch or two of baking SODA but it will make your pot really foam up quickly; however, I’ve found that it does help gas from a pot of
most dry beans or peas.
or just give everyone an anti gas pill