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Apr 29, 2007 11:23 AM

1 lb. dried beans=X cans?

I'm just cooking a couple of pounds of dried black beans today and find myself wondering once again just how many cans of beans you would need to equal about a pound of dried beans cooked. Does anyone have the answer to that one?

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  1. A pound of beans produces about 7 cups of cooked. A 15 oz can holds a bit less than two cups. So you would get almost 4 cans from the pound of uncooked beans.

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    1. re: Sam Fujisaka

      One other thing you might think about on this line is the different size of beans, and
      they would have different weights.

      1. re: bigjimbray

        I average approximately 33 ounces of cooked beans per one pound bag.

        I've found that the drained wieght of most 15 ounce cans of beans is 9-10 ounces. So, on the average, in my experience, I would say 1 lb. of dried equals 3-1/2 cans of drained beans.

    2. Ditto all of the above - in my experience a lb of dried beans cooks up to 3 to 4 cans worth of beans, depending on variety.

      1. Thanks, everybody. I'm guessing I got about 4 cans worth of beans from my lb of dried. Seems right.

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