With concerns about BPA in canned foods, I've all but stopped buying canned beans, preferring to use dried ones instead. Using dried beans is less expensive, and with the simple steps I blogged about today at FamilyEducation.com, you can use your slow cooker to easily turn your dried beans into "ready to cook" with little to no effort at all.
Click here for my blog post on using your slow cooker to cook dried beans.
In fact, as I type, I have a batch of beans in the slow cooker to make my Italian Bean and Artichoke Heart Soup for tomorrow! Which is perfect timing, since it's supposed to be rainy and cool!