Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - Question about cooking dried beans

09-30-2013, 11:12 PM
There's a black bean recipe I want to try that says to heat canned beans in a saucepan with onions and garlic. I would be using dried black beans that had been soaked and rinsed. Since there wouldn't be any "can juice," should I add water to the recipe? If so, about how much per portion of beans?

09-30-2013, 11:27 PM
Have you ever cooked beans from dried? Black beans will take a couple hours to cook or shorter if you use a pressure cooker. Some people cook them overnight in a crockpot. When cooking beans, you'll need about 2 cups of water per cup of dried, soaked beans. I'd google for information, I kind of just estimate the amount of water for cooking beans.

If you are just trying to follow the recipe, it isn't a lot of water, maybe 1/4th cup per cup of cooked beans but I'd also add water as you see fit with the recipe.

10-01-2013, 06:00 PM
This link is awesome to talk about how to use beans that are dry instead of the can:

How to kick the can of beans (

Cook them first, then use them as you would in the canned beans. I would definitely go by eye. If your recipe looks dry in the pot, add a little bit of water until it looks right.

10-01-2013, 11:16 PM
Thanks, y'all!

Munchy, that is an interesting website.