If you use canned beans you are wasting money at the store and groceries are getting way to expensive to be wasting money on them. Dry beans are the most economical way of buying beans. Buying them in bulk would save you even more. I know I use cooked beans in a lot of dishes.
I use kidney in chili, pintos in many dishes and black beans when I make them with chorizo and eggs for Mexican burritos. We also have good ole beans and cornbread for dinner at least twice a month. I like to can my beans but I know a lot of folks are afraid of the pressure canner and/or prefer freezing to canning.
Beans can take hours to cook but in this article from High School High Plains you can learn how to cook them in a slow cooker over night or while you are at work all day. Then you can freeze them in meal size portions and save both money and the time to either cook or go buy the canned beans.
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