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Poll: Do You Purchase Dried Beans or Canned Beans?

Do You Cook With Dried Beans or Canned Beans?

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GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
Both. Cannellini beans dried are somewhat hard to find in my town.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Dried. It's so much more economical. I just use a slow-cooker with a timer. I cook a batch, and freeze them in two-serving portions.
TADOW TADOW 7 years
Both. Dried lentils, but other beans take too long to soak and prep and I never plan my cooking for the week that far in advance.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I use both. The dried ones are definitely cheaper and seem to have a better texture, but you can't beat the canned ones for being super easy if you're in a hurry.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
I much prefer dried, but for convenience I generally use canned.
AlexisSF AlexisSF 7 years
canned. i'm lazy;)
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
dried. canned beans have a different flavor and are too salty for me.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 7 years
Both.
ellbeecee ellbeecee 7 years
Once or twice a month I make these 90 minute beans - http://thepauperedchef.com/2009/06/90-minute-no-soak-beans.html - and freeze them in 1-cup portions. It's easy - I've never gotten mushy beans from it - and then I them ready to pull out of the freezer and add dishes as needed. I do still keep some canned beans on hand though, just in case they're needed.
partysugar partysugar 7 years
I cook with both!
Food Food 7 years
Fitsugar, I'm with you; however, I think I should start cooking with dried beans in the future, because they're simply more economical. A good place to start might be recipes that don't require soaking beans at all, like Party's crockpot chili.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I use dried ones, but I always have a can of pretty much every bean on hand too, just in case I need something last minute.
Fitness Fitness 7 years
I only use dried lentils, since they cook up so quickly. Other types of beans — all that soaking — just don't work with my hectic schedule.
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