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SCRIMP1 Posts: 651
11/15/13 12:44 P

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.

11/11/13 12:37 A

Canned beans are a lot less work and taste better. Want to get rid of the salt? Drain and rinse under the (filtered) water tap. Now they don't taste so good, so use dry.

MIAMI_LILLY SparkPoints: (188,916)
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11/9/13 3:29 P

I would make 1 cup of dry beans...just guesstimating that they increase 2x when cooked.

JRRING Posts: 1,534
11/6/13 3:39 P

depends on time and whats in my pantry

LADYDG Posts: 289
11/5/13 5:49 P

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...

11/3/13 7:55 P

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 :)

NSPIXIE SparkPoints: (44,966)
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11/2/13 9:04 P

I like that crockpot idea, I'm going to hve to try that...

JMELBERG SparkPoints: (30,576)
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10/31/13 1:36 P

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.

NANAS4GIRLS SparkPoints: (77,198)
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10/31/13 9:21 A

They also Freeze very well.

GRAPHICS2 Posts: 13,944
10/30/13 9:25 P

I usually cook a cup or two of dried beans, measure out the amount I need, and store the remainder in the refrig. It stores well for a few days.

SOOKIE Posts: 14,593
9/6/13 2:16 P

I will give this a try.

Thanks again!

ALBERTJON SparkPoints: (3,133)
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9/6/13 1:20 P

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.

SOOKIE Posts: 14,593
9/6/13 9:57 A

Well, I don't want to cook the whole bag of dry beans, just a portion. So my question is how much of dry beans do I cook that will equal 1 can (or 15oz) of beans?

Thanks in advance.

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