I have a question about the recipe "Garlicky Smothered White Beans on Toast" from Gena Hamshaw. Canned beans instead of dried - how many cans should I use instead of 1lb dried?
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I found this conversion online and hope it helps.
A standard can of beans is 15 ounces. Small bags of beans you get at the store are usually 1 pound, but sometimes 2.
1 15-ounce can of beans equals
1/2 cup dry beans, before cooking
1 1/2 cups beans, after cooking
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Another way to think of it is to replace the food values of the dried beans with those of an equivalent amount of canned (cooked) beans.
Approximately 5 cans of 15 oz (or 5 cups) great northern beans replace the food values (calories, protein, carbohydrate) of 1 lb (2 cups) dried.
Sorry, that should be two and a half 15-oz cans, to give 5 cups cooked (canned) beansm