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Offline Cheryl

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« on: September 20, 2016, 07:51:07 PM »
I have been looking over this week's grocery ads and noticed several stores have dried beans on sale.
I plan on buying black beans, pintos, and white beans to add to my pantry.

I use them mainly for soups, chili, and refried beans.  What are some of your favorite ways to use these? 
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Offline Alice

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Re: Beans
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2016, 07:07:44 AM »
I don't use a ton of beans but I do like to prepare a whole bunch at one time in the crockpot. I'll them freeze them in 1 cup containers so I can use them in soups, casseroles or whatever. I like freezing them in small containers because mostly that is about enough for my smaller family but then I can always grab a second container.

I like the white beans the best as most of my recipes call for those. I think I should do a bag of black ones sometime just to have them ready for a few recipes that call for those.

I haven't seen a lot of sales on dried beans here but I'll look again.

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Offline pamgonzo

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Re: Beans
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2016, 10:51:24 AM »
I mostly use them the ways you mentioned Cheryl. And, I have done the crockpot pre cook/freezing method that Alice mentioned as well.

I use a ton of black beans. We do burrito/rice bowls like you get at Chipotle, Q'doba and the like a lot. You can also use black beans to make refried beans, even though I mostly use pintos for that.

If I think of other ideas, I will send them along.  Maybe do a google search or pinterest search for recipes using beans.

Hope you can make use of a good deal!
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