Bean Counter

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Recipe by Ann Marie F

This is from Good Housekeeping February 2010 issue. It isn't a 'recipe', but I'm posting it so I can find it when I need it, and others might find the information helpful too. It's how much a one pound bag of dried beans will produce in volume when it's cooked.

Top Review by tinebean21

This is helpful! I always end up cooking too many pinto beans, so it's nice to be able to calculate how many cups I need. Thanks for sharing :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dried beans will double or triple in volume depending on the variety. A one pound bag of dried beans will yield the amount above when cooked.
  2. I took a stab at number of servings and prep time because it's required by the program, but it's just a guess, so please follow the directions on the bag.

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