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beans for 50 in a roaster
Kristie
12/08/08
I am going to cook pinto beans for a party. My mom recommended that i use my giant Oster roaster.

She could not, however, tell me the temp to use or how long it would take.

For 50 people she recommended 6 cups of beans and 12 cups of water?

Input would be greatly appreciated.

ellen
12/08/08
The roaster is perfect for this job. See the whole page on roaster beans:

www.ellenskitchen.com/bigpots/beans100.html

You need to presoak the beans for best results. You will be adding liquid throughout the cooking process.

kristie
12/12/08
The pinto beans came out great. Cooked in about 3 1/2 hours at 325.

Thanks.

ellen
12/12/08
Great feedback, thanks for writing.