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Do I always have to rinse canned beans? 

When you rinse canned beans, you not only lose the slightly metallic tasting starchy salt water, you also lose about one-third of the sodium. So no, you don’t have to rinse canned beans, but why wouldn’t you?

For a variety of recipes using different types of canned beans as well as dried beans, see the following:

A Bevy of Baked Beans

7 Ways with Black Beans

Superfood: Beans

All-Star Bean Main Dishes

 

Recipe: White Bean and Turkey Chili