How to Cook Dried Beans
Have you ever considered cooking dried beans instead of buying canned beans? Today, I’m sharing with you how easy and inexpensive it can be to do just that! Choosing to cook dried beans is not only budget-friendly but the end result are beans that taste awesome (and I love that you can control the amount of added sodium!). With the rising cost of meat, beans are such a frugal way to incorporate low fat protein and fiber into recipes.
Need more motivation to learn to cook dried beans? Check out the cost comparison in the image below! A can of beans averages about $1.29 and produces just 1.5 cups. In contrast, you can prepare about 6 cups of cooked beans for an average cost of $1.39. That is a HUGE savings!
How to Soak and Cook Dried Beans
Easy recipe for cooking dried beans overnight.
- 1 lb dried black beans
- 3 quarts of water
- Salt & Pepper
Hip Tip: If your kitchen is on the warm-side (or it’s summer time!), you may want to leave the beans in the fridge overnight.