Why Choose Beans for Food Storage?

Whether you choose lentils, pintos or black beans, you are providing a healthy ingredient for meals ranging from rice and beans to chili and casseroles. Beans are an inexpensive source of protein, fiber and complex carbs. They are low in fat and filled with antioxidants and vitamins making them one of the best choices for long-term food storage.

Wherever You May Be

You never know where you'll be when an emergency happens. Places like home, workplace, automobile, RV, cabin, boat, and second home are critical locations for emergency preparedness.

Whatever May Happen

Extreme weather conditions, power outages and flooding are just a few of challenges Mother Nature sends our way. But other kinds of emergencies happen, too. Job loss, financial difficulties, or health are also critical reasons to be prepared with shelf-stable meals.

Great for the Outdoors

Freeze dried and dehydrated foods are an outdoor enthusiast’s perfect snack. Pack a supply in a sealable bag and toss into your pocket or backpack for a lightweight, mess-free, nutrition-packed snack. Enjoy on a hike, in your boat, at the campsite…or, wherever the great outdoors takes you
See recipes below!



- 1 cup Augason Farms Long Grain WhiteRice, cooked

- 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil

- 1 1/4 cups Augason Farms Dehydrated Chopped Onions, rehydrated

- 2 diced green bell peppers

- 4-ounces ham, diced

- 1 tablespoon minced garlic

- 1 teaspoon ground cumin

- 1 teaspoon dried oregano

- 1 1/4 cups Augason Farms Black Beans, cooked

- 2/3 cup water

- 2 teaspoons rice vinegar

- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Heat oil in skillet. Add onions and peppers; cook, stirring until tender, about 7 minutes. Add ham, cook 2 minutes or until browned. Add garlic, cumin, oregano, beans, and water. Simmer for flavors to blend, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vinegar and cilantro. Serve over rice.

Black Bean Salad

  • Salad:
  • - 2 cups Augason Farms Black Beans, cooked and drained
  • - 1 cup diced cucumber
  • - 1 cup sliced grape tomatoes
  • - 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • - 1/2 cup minced, fresh cilantro 
  • Dressing:
  • - 1/4 cup olive oil
  • - 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • - 2 cloves garlic minced
  • - 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • - 1/4 cup Augason Farms Dehydrated Diced Red & Green Bell Peppers
Place all the salad ingredients for the black bean recipe in a large bowl and gently toss.
Whisk dressing ingredients together. Serve Black Bean Salad on a bed of mixed greens. Pour dressing over black bean recipe and gently toss. Serves 4 to 6.



Net Weight

24 lb. (10.98 kg.)

Total Servings


Shelf Life

Up to 30 years

Note: Product specifications listed above may differ slightly from those on actual product labels due to occasional changes in raw ingredient suppliers. Please refer to printed product labels for final specifications. Product stays fresh up to 25 years when unopened. Best when stored in a cool and dry place at temperatures between 55° F and 70° F. Actual shelf life may vary based on individual storage conditions.