Cook Kidney Beans Safely

In the comments section of the Vegetarian Potato Stew, commenter Mrs Belogski asks: “Aren’t you supposed to boil kidney beans rapidly for a few minutes to destroy a particular toxin which they contain?”

Mrs Belogski then found this explanation of toxins in kidney beans:


Red kidney beans: Incidents of food poisoning have been reported associated with the consumption of raw or undercooked red kidney beans

Recipe: Low-Fat Turkey Chili in Crock Pot

This is an easy, filling, and very flexible recipe with a vegetarian option. Double it and save half for an extra meal (or two).