Recipes for Dry Beans

When using dry beans in recipes, you my need to know a few common equivalents and cooking tips:

  • One pound of dry beans = 2 cups of dry beans
  • One cup of dry beans = 3 cups cooked beans, drained
  • One 15 oz. can of beans = 1.75 cups cooked beans, drained
  • Refried beans are most commonly made from pinto beans. You can find a recipe by clicking here.
  • Bean puree can be used as a fat replacer in many baked goods. Click here to learn more. You’ll also find recipes using bean puree:
    • Black Bean Brownies
    • Awesome Oatmeal Cookies
    • White Bean Chocolate Chip Cookies
    • Banana Bread
    • Spicy Zucchini Bread

Here a some great recipes using beans. Enjoy!