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. So I put together this collection of bean conversions to help you make beans for your favorite recipes.
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 Conversions
- 14 -16 oz can = 1.5 cups cooked beans
- 19 oz can = 2¼ cups cooked beans
- 28 oz can = 3 - 3¼ cups cooked beans
Dry Bean Yields After Cooking Conversions
- 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
- ⅔ cup dry beans (most kinds) = 2 cups cooked beans
- ½ cup dry beans (most kinds) = 1½ cups cooked beans
- ⅓cup 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
How About Grams?
- 1 cup cooked black kidney beans = 60 grams = 2.2 ounces
- 1 cup cooked green beans chopped = 180 grams = 6.3 ounces
- 1 cup cooked Lima beans = 75 grams = 2.6 ounces
- 1 cup raw red kidney beans = 185 grams = 6.5 ounces
- 1 cup cooked soybeans = 75 grams = 2.6 ounces
Some of My Favorite Bean Recipes
Other Important Ingredient Conversions
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