Cooked Dry Beans

  • Author: Aida's Kitchen®
  • Prep Time: 8 Hours 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 Minutes
  • Total Time: 9 hours
  • Yield: 66 ounces 1x


Learn how to cook, package and freeze dry beans for future healthy and high protein recipes!  Beans are also a good source of fiber.



  • 1 pound dry beans (of your choice)
  • 3 quart size freezer bags


  1. Sort through the beans to remove any rocks or foreign particles.
  2. Rinse the beans.
  3. Place rinsed beans in a large bowl.  Pour enough fresh water (or 6 cups) to cover the beans completely.
  4. Soak the beans overnight for 6 to 8 hours.
  5. Pour the soaking water into a colander along with beans and give the beans a quick rinse.
  6. Add the beans into a large pot.  Pour enough fresh water so that the water is 2 inches above the beans.
  7. Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer and cover saucepan with a lid.
  8. Simmer until the beans are tender, approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  9. Let stand to cool to package the beans.
  10. Carefully fill three plastic freezer bags with cooked beans along with liquid.


With a ladle, carefully fill each plastic bag with cooked beans along with liquid, 7 to 8 scoops.  Seal the bags tightly and place in freezer.  You can date and label the freezer bags if you so desire.  You can also use plastic containers with lids.

Prep time includes 8 hours of soaking.

  • Category: Cooked Dry Beans

Keywords: Cooked Dry Beans