From my first stocking-up shopping trip, I bought canned beans. I love adding beans to my homemade chili (People from Texas, don’t even start nagging about how chili isn’t chili if it contains beans!) and taco salads. A few months ago I realized there are even better reasons to store canned beans.
I’m sure that old-timer survivalists are turning up their noses at this, but think about it. You open a can of beans, drain them, and you’ve avoided using tons of cooking energy and all that extra water for soaking and boiling. If you live where it’s hot, you’ve also avoided heating up your kitchen. All that has to count for something, right?
So, don’t feel at all ashamed about stocking up on black beans, garbanzos, kidney beans, navy beans, pinto beans, and any other ‘ean you can think of! Watch for grocery store sales and clip coupons for even more savings.
I do have about a quarter ton of dried beans, but when I’m in a hurry, I appreciate just reaching for a can opener.