I'm trying to calculate how many lbs of dry beans Im going to need for 70-80 people. I picked up a 10lb bag of casserole pinto beans. Im serving brisket and chicken breasts as well. So it will be the main side item. This sound about right? Dont wanna run out.
01-25-2012 05:44 PM
I have found that using a volume measurement vs. a weight is better with dry beans. I usually figure 1/4 cup dry beans pp. After cooking they swell (duh) and provide about 1/3 cup serving, sometimes more depending upon other ingredients. You could play with these figures as a starting point.