Dried vs. Canned Beans

From Suzy The Mediterranean Dish’s Healthy Bean Recipes To Make Life Easy

Most of the dishes in this collection of healthy bean recipes use canned beans. But if you regularly cook dried beans you can use those instead. If a recipe calls for canned beans and you’d rather cook your beans from scratch, here is a rough idea of how to convert the measurements:

  • 1 cup dried beans = 3 cups of cooked beans
  • 1 pound dried beans = up to 6 cups cooked beans
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of cooked beans = 1 ½ cups drained cooked beans
  • If a recipe calls for 1 (15-ounce) can of cooked beans, start with a heaping ½ cup of dried beans (which you will need to soak and cook before using in the recipe).
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