I love beans. That is all.
- canned beans are generally about 1.5 cups of beans, drained.
- A pound of dried beans produces 6.5 -7 cups, depending on the type.
Given that a pound of beans costs about what a can of beans costs…well, if you eat a lot of beans, it’s significantly cheaper to cook beans from scratch – and you can control the taste, nutrition, fat and salt that goes into each serving.
Science (& opinion)
- Food scientist Russ Parsons on soaking (no) and salting (yes) beans
- Cristina Potters on cooking frijole de olla
- Kenji on soaking & salting beans
- Bacon, tomato & hominy black bean soup
- Quickie White bean soup
- Leeks, banana peppers, chorizo & white bean soup
- Texas style chili. With beans. Yeah, I know.
- Frijoles charros
From here on out, it’s all black bean, all the time…
Serious Eats instant Bittman-stylee
Budget Bytes’ simple black bean soup
Cuban dried bean…
Misc Internet “instant”
- Taste of home’s award-winning rotel…
- Delish’s complex
- Diced tomato & jalapeño
- Spicy vegan tomato sauce
- Real Simple’s instant instant refried…
- Good Housekeeping’s vegan(!) smoky
- SW style
- Eating Well’s SW
- Chorizo, pepper & tomato
- Mexican potato!
- With sausage – kielbasa, anyone?
- Vegan corn & tomato
- Sopa de frijol negro
- Pati Jinich’s Tarascan