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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