Today I am going to share with you a couple of my favorite things....black bean flakes and instant black beans. We LOVE these!!! Especially for backpacking! We took these with us when we hiked to Havasupai(you can read more about that here, here and here) and ate them everyday. Black beans are SO healthy....you can read more about their health benefits here.
I love these because they are light for backpacking and SO easy to prepare!! To prepare the flake, you simply add 1/3 cup boiling water to 1/3 cup of the bean flakes....stir and let sit for 5 minutes!
For the instant beans you boil them in water until they are tender....the amount of water depends on how 'soupy' you enjoy your beans. If you add too much water, you can boil them until the extra evaporates.
We love these for backpacking, but I also love to cook up the flakes at home. I spread them on a tortilla(after preparing the beans), add cheese and make quesadillas. My boys love them!!
We order ours online at Barry Farm Foods. They have all kinds of other dried, dehydrated, etc. foods. We have tried their beans and also some of their dried peppers.