There are so many varieties of canned beans, and they taste just as good when mixed in with stews, or soups, or boiled meat--there is no need to bother with the fresh dry beans. It sure is a timesaver. I am lucky to live near grocery stores with large Latin and International Food sections, with multiple brands and varieties of beans.
I will choose either one because I know that beans provide a lot of folate .. which is vital to all humans' health.. Although I must say the dry beans are way less expensive and are so easy to serve in so many versatile ways as previously mentioned...
Can't go a week without my crock pot! I love homemade beans instead of from the can... so much you can do with them, and no sodium just to cook them - you can add whatever seasonings you like :)
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I like that crockpot idea, I'm going to hve to try that...
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I usually use a crockpot to cook up the entire bag of beans. After they have cooled I package them in serving size portions and freeze them. Really convenient and ready when you are. I find that it also helps me add beans to my diet if they are quick and easy.... Great fiber and nutrients.
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I use to soak and cook red and black beans from dry. (Great Value) Then I got lazy. Ok, a 15.5 drained can of Great Value black beans is 110 calories per serving (3.5 servings per can) for a total of 385 calories for the can. A 16 oz. package of dry Great Value black beans makes 13 servings for a total of 1300 calories. Thus, as I see it, 1300/385 = 3.38 Final result: .338 * 16 = 5.048 ounces dry. I would round that off to 1/3rd. Thus, clean and cook around 5 to 5.5 ounces of dry beans, and that should make one 15 ounce can of beans.
I think you could apply this basic formula for any dry package of beans.
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