Dry Beans To Cooked Beans To Canned Beans
I love beans but don’t love soaking beans overnight and then cooking them for hours in the middle of the week to make one of my favorite bean dishes. Yes, I know there advantages to cooking beans from scratch including nutrition, flavor and cost but there are nights I want to just open a can or two of beans to make a bean stew or Tuscan beans.
Problem: I never know the correct conversion of dry beans to cooked beans to canned beans and that is why I did a little research and am posting what I found here for you to use. These conversions are approximations and depend on the type of bean, the size and shape of the bean.
Canned Beans to Cooked Beans
14 -16 oz can = 1.5 cups cooked beans
19 oz can = 2.25 cups cooked beans
28 oz can = 3 – 3.25 cups cooked beans
Dry Bean Yields After Cooking
1 pound dry beans = 6 to 7 cups cooked beans, drained
1 pound dry beans = about 2 cups dry beans
1 cup dry beans (most kinds) = 3 cups cooked beans
2/3 cup dry beans (most kinds) = 2 cups cooked beans
1/2 cup dry beans (most kinds) = 1-1/2 cups cooked beans
1/3 cup dry beans = 1 cup cooked beans
Chick peas, great northern beans, and lima beans: 1 cup dry beans = 3 cups cooked beans
Lentils: 1 cup dried lentils = 3 cups cooked