Here is a conversion chart that I compiled to help me use more dry beans. All numbers are approximate, of course, but they've worked for me so far.
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
1 pound dry beans equals
- 2 cups dry beans, before cooking
- 6 cups beans, after cooking
- 4 15-ounce cans of beans
1 part dry beans equals
- 3 parts cooked beans
See the rest of the dried beans series here.
Dry vs. canned beans: cost comparison
How to use up what's in the fridge
You can find more conversion information here. Picture by Kate Greenaway.