bad red beans. Not the way they were cooked. The beans themselves. I was in Southside Produce a couple of weeks ago and if they sold red beans it would save me from having to stop at another store. The ones they had came in a 3 pound bag and it was some brand I never heard of. But a beans a bean, right? Wrong. I cooked them for hours and hours in the slow cooker but the beans never got fully cooked. Even the ones that were sort of cooked were chewy and the skin would come off while you ate them. I ended up having to throw the whole pot away. And I threw away the 2 pounds or so that I hadn't used. I didn't mind the loss of the beans but I hated to throw a pound of sausage away.