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Dried Beans really can be as easy to use as canned beans!
I know a lot of us use canned beans for their convenience, myself included. However, canned beans are more expensive and loaded with salt compared to their dry counterparts. Dry beans have the initial time requirement of soaking and cooking, but I recently discovered that you can FREEZE beans after they have been soaked and cooked. So you go through the soaking/cooking process ONCE and then have batches ready to go in the freezer! I freeze mine in 2 cup portions in ziploc bags. So easy!
Using a crock pot to cook dry beans ends up saving money because the beans are so cheap, time because the beans can soak overnight and cook all day while you're doing something else. Healthier than canned beans, too!
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