A couple months ago I was debating time & energy of cooking Dried Beans vs. just popping open a can of beans with some of my mama friends. One cooked her own, the other mostly did canned, as did I.
However, we have been going through Black Beans as quickly as tortillas and cheese around here. Our favorite quick meal has become Black Bean (and sometimes chicken) Cheese Quesadillas. After going through about 3-5 cans a week at $1.15 each (Trader Joes Organic) I decided to try my hand in dried beans.
Wow, was I surprised how easy they were to cook in the crock pot and how good they turned out!
So, is it worth it to you? You decide!
$7 worth of Dried Organic Black Beans yielded 200oz of beans.
$7 worth of Canned Organic Black Beans gets you about 5 cans at Trader Joes which is about 75oz of beans with liquid.
My freezer is now happily full of black beans. Hopefully it will last us a few weeks =)
Want to make your own dried beans? Here is Emily’s recipe that I have been using!