Cooking Beans from Dry

Dry beans are delicious when paired with chicken, beef, pork, or fish, but they are a great protein source on their own. A pantry staple for many people, dry beans are a simple, shelf-stable way to keep protein on hand for soups, salads, dips, or side dishes. One pound of dried beans is about 3 cups and, when cooked, makes 6-7 cups of beans.