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10 Best Canned Items to Keep on Hand

Gravy and Sauces

In recent years, grocery store shelves have bloomed with all manner of canned preparations designed to make it easier to throw a meal together fast. Canned gravies and sauces take an idea that started with simple tomato products and condensed soups and add a gourmet touch. You don't have to tinker with a can of cream of mushroom soup to make stroganoff anymore. You can find a canned sauce that will bring more to the table -- literally. Many of these preparations only need the addition of a little meat. If you need to cut precious minutes off your prep time, invest in some of your family's favorite sauces and gravies for a great meal in minutes.