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The economics of beans or "Why the heck would you bother?"

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The economics of beans or "Why the heck would you bother?"

Monch | Jan 14, 2013 12:30 PM

I’m trying to get more legumes into my diet and am an inveterate cheapskate.

Assuming that quality is equivalent, has anyone “done the math”: Is making beans from dried a significantly better bargain than buying canned?

For example, assuming my labor is free, is it cheaper to cook a pound or two of black beans, freezing the extras, than it is to buy an equivalent number of cans?

The next level would, of course, be a discussion of quality. Home cooking would allow me to be certain of what’s going into, or not going into, the pot.

Any experiences, thoughts, or snorts of derision over my issue will be appreciated.

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