Freeze Leftover Canned Beans For Reuse

If you use less than a full can of beans in a recipe and don't want to waste the rest of the can you have two good options: freezing or refrigeration.

According to culinary site, you never want to add foil or wrap to the top of the can and put it back in your fridge. Instead, drain and rinse the beans. Then, if you're going to use them in the next week add them to a plastic storage container with a drizzle of olive oil. For longer-term storage what you want to do is cover the beans with water instead of olive oil and freeze.

The frozen canned beans will last up to a month in you freezer using this method. To use them just allow them to thaw and use as you would normal canned beans.

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    Again, another amazing Lifehacker post.

    I though the freezer was only used for making ice - you meant to say you can also keep beans in it!!??

    I usually just store any food I wanted to use a month or so later in a shallow bucket of sand, but this freezer thing sounds cool.

    Does it also work with chicken? I'd really like to freeze some chicken.

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