February 2, 2011

Dry vs. Canned Beans

The biggest differences between cooking with dry and canned beans is the convenience factor and price.  You can buy a a pound of dry beans for anywhere from $.50-$2.  Each pound makes approximately 6 cups of beans, or the equivalent of 3 cans.  You can buy a can of beans usually for $.50-$1.50.  As you can see, it is a lot cheaper to buy dry beans than canned beans.  But dry beans require time (and generally speaking, a lot of it) to make recipe ready.  Dry beans also take a lot less space to store.
I like to have both canned and dry beans on hand.  Canned simply for the convenience factor.

Coming Up:  Cooking dry beans

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