10 Delicious Uses for Canned Beans


Get the party started with a bean dip or two! Whether you've got loads of time to prepare for your party or you're throwing something together on the spur of the moment, you can transform canned beans into an irresistible dip for chips or fresh vegetables.

For a hot bean dip, try Chunky Pinto Bean Dip. It cooks in your slow cooker, leaving you free for other party preparations. If you're really in a hurry, try Black Bean Dip or Garlic Bean Dip. These don't need cooking or chilling.

Layered White Bean and Tuna Dip takes a bit more time and effort to put together, but it's bulked up with veggies. This is hearty appetizer needs a sturdier scooping tool than chips, so serve it with toasted pita bread or slices of a baguette. In fact, this starter is so complete you could serve it as a light meal.

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