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Old 03-01-2010, 07:35 AM
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Lightbulb Conversion factor: canned beans/dried beans

I have a recipe that calls for a 15 oz can of chickpeas, drained. I wish to make this using dried chickpeas. I have two questions. 1) How many cups are there in a 15 oz can of chickpeas, drained? 2) How many cups of cooked, drained chickpeas will I get from a 1 lb bag of dried chickpeas? The goal is to know how many cups of dried chickpeas I have to cook in order to end up with the same quantity of cooked, drained chickpeas I would get in a 15 oz can. Your assistance is deeply appreciated.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:28 AM
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Default Re: Conversion factor: canned beans/dried beans

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I have a recipe that calls for a 15 oz can of chickpeas, drained. I wish to make this using dried chickpeas. I have two questions. 1) How many cups are there in a 15 oz can of chickpeas, drained? 2) How many cups of cooked, drained chickpeas will I get from a 1 lb bag of dried chickpeas? The goal is to know how many cups of dried chickpeas I have to cook in order to end up with the same quantity of cooked, drained chickpeas I would get in a 15 oz can. Your assistance is deeply appreciated.
See this site (scroll to end):
http://www.reluctantgourmet.com/conversion_tables.htm

Per it, a 15 oz can yields 1.5 cups drained cooked beans.

When cooking dry beans, they absorb a LOT of water and swell up.
1 cup dry = 2.5 - 3 cups cooked
Per the site, chickpeas are toward the 3X end of the scale.

You need to start with at least half a cup, dry. The first time, I would probably start with 2/3 cup to be sure of having enough, and measure the result. Use the extras for something else, or discard. Dry is cheap.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:39 AM
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Lightbulb Re: Conversion factor: canned beans/dried beans

Thank you very much. You gave me exactly what I was looking for. Case closed.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:50 AM
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Thank you for posting this question. I am having the same problem and now have an answer. I love the internet!
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:51 PM
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Yes! I was looking for that info, too. (Recipes should be required to tell you stuff like that.)
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:38 PM
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Default Re: Conversion factor: canned beans/dried beans

Thanks, exactly what I was looking for! I'd say we're all trying to cook smarter, dry, so much cheaper than canned.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:04 PM
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Me too!! Thank you!!
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:07 AM
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Thank you! I'm moving away from canned beans too and this answered my question perfectly.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:07 AM
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Ditto! This is exactly what I needed to know as well. Thank you!
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:45 PM
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Perfect!! Was looking exactly for that too to make delicious baked beans for a Christmas party ...
Thank you!
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