Besides being a lot cheaper, dried beans are alot healthier than canned beans. Canned beans have sodium and preservatives and some cans contain BPA. I've also heard that the dried beans create less gas but I have a really hard time believing that one. :-)
is how I cook my dried beans. I've done a whole bag, used half, and
then frozen the other half for later. Its always worth it to do the
whole bag, even if you don't need it right away.
The beans can be split into 2 large yogurt containers. Each container is the equivalent of 2 cans of beans. I add some of the liquid to each container for freezing.
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This blog has info about dried to canned bean conversions: