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I have been doing this for a loong time now (pressure cooker method) and always have a stock of my favorites -- black-eyed peas; black turtle beans, chick peas (garbanzo beans) and white beans in the freezer. I can't even stand the taste of the canned ones!
Andrea Meyers - How long to cook Beans & lentils cooking chart. I need this! Also tells what 1 dry cup will equal cooked.
~How to can dry beans~ I used to cook up big batches of beans and then freeze them, but lately I've been canning them instead. Not only does it save room in my freezer, but it also prevents me from forgetting to thaw them out in time...
I would choose dry beans over canned beans any day. Besides being much cheaper, they are also healthier and more delicious. Cooking and freezing dry beans makes them super convenient as well!