Dehydrated refried beans are a staple that you should include in your stockpile of provisions in case of an emergency or catastrophic event. Beans and rice are touted as the inexpensive way of meeting nutritional needs in the day-to-day routine and it is no different for those times of distress.
Storing dehydrated beans have a number of advantages over storing bags of dried beans besides requiring less space, being lighter and more resistant to pest infestation. Some of the benefits for buying and amassing dehydrated bean supplies include:
Portability, easy storage and the high nutritional value of beans makes it easy to find commercially prepared refried beans. Saratoga Farms refried beans have a shelf life from 10 to 20 years, come in a #10 can and provide up to 28 servings. The servings provide 17% of your daily protein and 47% of your daily fiber.
Provident Pantry has a 40 ounce #10 can of refried beans and offers approximately 20 servings per container. The shelf life of this food item is 25 or more years as is the MyChoice 10 ounce refried beans package that offers six servings per package. The smaller container is a good way to try the dehydrated product to see if it is something you would use and enjoy.
Don't wait until you have to use your dehydrated refried beans to learn how to cook with them, start using them ahead of time, especially if you have children. You can create a varied number of dishes with refried beans including burritos.
Adding Saratoga Farms dehydrated chopped onions or some freeze dried green onions from Provident Pantry will add flavor to your beans and you can sprinkle some Provident Pantry dehydrated cheddar cheese on top. You can always make a soup by adding tomato chunks, garlic, and some additional dried beans for a flavorful robust soup. Beprepared.com and the ReadyStore both offer a variety of dehydrated and freeze dried items to add flavor to your refried beans.
Preparing recipes using dehydrated refried beans before the catastrophic event occurs is an advantage because:
If you and your family have not enjoyed the flavors and benefits of refried beans, it is time to get started. Dehydrated refried beans are an economical means to add iron, fiber and protein to your diet and lend themselves to a variety of recipes and tastes.