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When you tip a tin of kidney beans into mince...

(34 Posts)
SharingMichelle Tue 27-Dec-16 13:00:51

...or a stew, or something like that, do you tip the liquid from the tin in too?

Or do you drain it?

Or do you drain it AND rinse the beans?

And do you have a reason for doing it the way you do?

(Doesn't have to be kidney beans, any tin of beans will do.)

TheDropBear Tue 27-Dec-16 13:04:55

Drain and rinse, the bean water sometimes looks gross

Rioja123 Tue 27-Dec-16 13:05:01

Drain and rinse

SolemnlyFarts Tue 27-Dec-16 13:06:05

Drain and rinse, apparently there will be less farting that way not that I've noticed any difference

PlymouthMaid1 Tue 27-Dec-16 13:06:44

Drain and rinse, always looks a bit gruesome and I think some have added sugar too.

dementedpixie Tue 27-Dec-16 13:06:53

Drain and rinse. The liquid is thick, gloopy and probably salty too

WeightyMatters Tue 27-Dec-16 13:06:54

Drain. Used to rinse but cba these days.

MiladyThesaurus Tue 27-Dec-16 13:07:16

I just tip the whole lot in.

bowchikkawowwow Tue 27-Dec-16 13:07:35

Yes that's the gassy part that makes your fart.

Bean juice ,bean juice is good for your heart
Bean juice, bean juice it makes you fart.

PolterGoose Tue 27-Dec-16 13:07:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NoelHeadbands Tue 27-Dec-16 13:09:24

I drain, squirt some fresh water straight from the tap into the tin simultaneously managing to spray my face, arms and all surrounding surfaces with a mixture of water and kidney bean goo.

Every. Single. Time.

Watto1 Tue 27-Dec-16 13:10:28

I bung the whole lot in.

rookiemere Tue 27-Dec-16 13:13:56

Drain and rinse unless they are in chilli sauce.
Not sure why I drain and rinse, but must have been told to do so when younger and the habit has stuck.

AfroPuffs Tue 27-Dec-16 13:15:02

All in for flavour and to help thicken!

sooperdooper Tue 27-Dec-16 13:22:03

Drain & rinse, I always thought it's like the water/oil in cans of tuna & not supposed to eat it but it looks gross & it'd make chilli too sloppy adding that much liquid I reckon

SharingMichelle Tue 27-Dec-16 13:24:12

So the vast majority drain and rinse. A couple of brave souls tip the lot in.

You're right, the bean liquid IS gloopy and a bit grim looking. Is it just water and salt? It seems slightly viscous. Would it thicken and add to the flavour AfroPuffs?

DramaInPyjamas Tue 27-Dec-16 13:36:54

I just slop it all in, but I usually buy the kidney beans that come in a chilli sauce, so rinsing and draining would defeat the point

soundsystem Tue 27-Dec-16 13:38:51

Drain and rinse, unless I'm making rice and peas, in which case the whole lot goes in.

PurpleMcPants Tue 27-Dec-16 13:42:13

I used to drain then came to my senses and started tipping the whole lot in (think it was on Jamie's 30 minute dinners when he did that and I had a lightbulb moment!).
I do it with everything (that's in water now), kidney beans, sweetcorn etc. It makes not the slightest difference to fart frequency! confused

reallybadidea Tue 27-Dec-16 13:50:13

I just tip the whole lot in unless the mince mixture looks watery. There's no salt in cans of kidney beans in water.

ChuckSnowballs Tue 27-Dec-16 13:52:18

You can use the juice to make meringue.

I drain and rinse - not tried this yet but I know people who swear by it.

itdoesnttastelikechicken.com/2015/07/05/vegan-meringue-cookies/

BusterGonad Tue 27-Dec-16 13:53:26

I drain and rinse as the liquid is foul and makes me want to barf!

Spam88 Tue 27-Dec-16 13:56:22

I drain and rinse (just in the tin). It's just water I think? But it's properly thick and nasty...

GetAHaircutCarl Tue 27-Dec-16 13:58:51

Drain and rinse here.

Squeegle Wed 28-Dec-16 08:49:18

Whole lot in, why wouldn't you?

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