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How much dry beans would be in 4 cans of pinto beans?

I'm feeling lazy and need to know how much beans to cook to get 4 cans. Anyone good with the math out there? lol

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Asked by kristinas8 at 11:37 PM on Aug. 17, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • The average can has 1 1/2 to 2 cups. Dry beans double in volume when cooked.'d need 3 to 4 cups of dry beans to get the same amount in 4 cans. Personally, I'd cook 3 cups because it seems like whenever I cook dry beans I end up with a few too many.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 11:45 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • Assuming there are 2 c. per can, that would be 8 c. look on your bag of beans and see what a pound will make. It's about 2 cups dried, I think, so I'm guessing you would need to cook 2 pounds of dried beans.

    Answer by NannyB. at 11:46 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

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