# lazy cook and lazy mathNovember 1, 2009 12:49 PM   Subscribe

dried beans --> canned beans conversion

my recipe calls for 1/2 lb of dried white beans. I will be using canned beans. How many cans/ounces of canned beans do i need? thanks!
posted by Jason and Laszlo to Food & Drink (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Lazy is right.
posted by proj at 1:02 PM on November 1, 2009 [4 favorites]

A quick Google for "dry beans cooked conversion" is how I always figure this out, except I mostly go in the other direction. This forum post breaks it down:

1 lb dry beans = 2 1/2 cups dry beans = about 7 1/2 cups cooked beans
1 cup dry beans = about 3 cups cooked beans
14 oz/398 ml can beans = about 1 1/2 cups drained beans
19 oz/540 ml can beans = about 2 cups drained beans

So 1/2 lb dry beans = 3.75 cups cooked beans = 2.5 15oz cans or a little less than two 19oz cans.

On preview, same link as proj.
posted by ChrisHartley at 1:04 PM on November 1, 2009

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