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i have a bunch of canned beans & dont know what to do with them?

So i get WIC and they give me a bunch of canned beans (with no flavors. Literally just a plain can of beans) and i dont know what to do with them. I've never cooked beans before..meaning adding the spices, etc. Do you have any good recipe ideas? I would hate to see those go to waste. If i dont use them within the next couple months, I'll just give them to a food bank. Thanks for all your help! oh..i dont have green beans. Its mostly pinto beans and kidney beans :)

Asked By: LiveLaughLove - 2/16/2011
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I hear you! I've been unemployed now since June. Luckily I'm working at substitute teaching and picking up any other odd jobs I can. While not eligible for stamps and so far not needing to go to food bank, I've really gotten good at buying nutritious, but cheap ingredients. I'm also a decent cook, so I can tell if a... More
Answered By: Kathianne - 2/16/2011
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I'd say you could probably find some great recipes for chili. Uses beans and isn't very hard to make.
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Answered By: Austin - 2/16/2011
 
For green beans, finely slice and saute some onion in butter. Drain the beans and add them to the onions. Cook and stir over medium heat 'til heated through and serve 'em up.
Answered By: botygy - 2/16/2011
 
Google some recipes over the net there's a lot. if you can't find any good ones, then better to donate it and help to feed people :)
Answered By: chryxzie - 2/16/2011
 
It would have been nice to know what type of beans they were, but most types could go in a soup or stew, though some are nice just rinsed and eaten in a salad.
Answered By: Dune - 2/16/2011
 
Try adding a bit of sausage, bacon, ham or ham bone, and some tomato sauce to them for the Pork n Beans thing... More
Answered By: Miz Lamb - 2/16/2011
 
Chili or soup. Look up a recipe.
Answered By: olivia - 2/16/2011
 
There are only about 100 different kinds of canned beans, green? butter? pinto? kidney... More
Answered By: Apogee - 2/16/2011
 
what to do with a bunch of canned beans open the cans and put the beans in your mouth and chew
Answered By: Jonathon - 2/16/2011
 
You can drain them & mix with a vinaigrette dressing for bean salad. Or cook with ground beef or turkey, to make a chili. Add chopped onion & diced peppers, while browning meat in hot oil. Use chili powder or cumin for the spices. Add a can of tomatoes or tomato sauce.
Answered By: Robert S - 2/16/2011
 
either one you could use in chili - try this site for more recipes http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Miners-Chili/Detail.aspx
Answered By: Faye D - 2/16/2011
 
as i joke you should make your boyfriend beans everyday till they are gone...nothin fancy just a plain bowl of beans for dinner everyday...i laugh just thinkin about it
Answered By: LEFTOVERS - 2/16/2011
 
Here are over 6,000 bean recipes. Most say black beans, but you can use pinto beans instead... More
Answered By: Joanne A. - 2/16/2011
 
Hi... More
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Answered By: JP - 2/16/2011
 
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