By Marge Perry
Updated September 04, 2012
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Pureeing the beans gives this chili a thick, hearty flavor without adding extra fat or calories. Save time by substituting canned low-sodium diced tomatoes for chopped fresh tomatoes. Recipe:White Bean and Turkey Chili

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: