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Draining beans

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:29 pm
by blueduckxx
because I am full of questions...
do you drain your canned beans?
me personally, I love the liquid it sits in, although I still drain it almost completely, it's still yummy.

Re: Draining beans

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:24 pm
by tebriel
I wash mine when I use them from the can, that liquid contains tons of sodium!!

Re: Draining beans

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:29 pm
by blueduckxx
ohh really?? eek good to know, thanks! I only use Aunt Pennys

Re: Draining beans

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:14 pm
by jungleinthefrunk
I only used dried beans, I boil em myself. Dont trust the preservatives/salt.

Re: Draining beans

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:18 am
by medman
Yes, that water contains a lot of salt (probably why it tastes so good to many).

Yes, cooking dry beans is an awesome and delicious and economical alternative to canned beans, and is well worth a shot. You may fall in love ;)

Re: Draining beans

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:40 pm
by Odidnetne
I invested $40 in a pressure cooker about 3 years ago (mostly for beans, but it does other stuff pretty well), and that thing has paid for itself so many times over. I cook a large batch, drain them in a colander, then put them in a tupperware in the freezer. When I want to eat them, simply pop open the top, pour some warm water in and they break apart and reboil in a couple minutes.