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Old 10-30-2014, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Wilton, CT
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I guess my first favorite would be the canned tomato products I use to make Italian sauce (soon I'd like to start making it from scratch and not use cans). I think my 2nd favorite canned food would be the kidney beans I use to make chili (NO desire to soak the beans to make chili). I guess tuna would be 3rd on the list. Other than those things I don't really use many canned foods. I make my own chicken stock. If I use any kind of store bought broth or stock, it's organic and in a box.
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:01 PM
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Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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That's a good point. While Jersey is known for it's tasty tomatoes, unfortunately they are only around for a short time. The crap they ship in that's sold in the supermarkets isn't worth spending money on. So, canned comes in handy when you need them.
Yah canned tomatoes are much better than the off season crud they sell in the produce section.

My favorite canned meal is stewed rice and okra. Put over rice and beans with some hot sauce- yum
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:42 PM
 
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Beefaroni
Dinty Moore beef stew
Campbell's tomato soup
Hormel chili
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Old 10-30-2014, 04:20 PM
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Location: "Arlen" Texas
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Tomatoes. I think canning actually improves them.
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Old 10-30-2014, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Mostly tomatoes and beans.

I learned a Martha Stewart tip to rinse the "goo" off that the canned beans come in before using them in a recipe.

They taste much fresher, and lose a lot of the "canned" taste. You can always add back in your own salt, seasonings, bacon, onions, garlic, etc.

We do also use a lot of canned corn. and I'll admit to using cream soups in my chicken pie, but that's about it.
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Old 10-31-2014, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Greens are my favorite canned food. They're easy to doctor up a bit and heat quickly to go with fried chicken and macaroni and cheese from the deli. Otherwise I'm not big on canned foods. Yams, chili, fruit cocktail, and pineapple are the only other canned items that come to mind that I care for.
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Old 10-31-2014, 12:57 AM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup for me.

canned Bacon mmmmm good

Yoders Fully Cooked Canned Bacon
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Old 10-31-2014, 02:30 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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Mostly tomatoes and beans.

I learned a Martha Stewart tip to rinse the "goo" off that the canned beans come in before using them in a recipe.

They taste much fresher, and lose a lot of the "canned" taste. You can always add back in your own salt, seasonings, bacon, onions, garlic, etc.

We do also use a lot of canned corn. and I'll admit to using cream soups in my chicken pie, but that's about it.
The goo is actually what produces gas, so I rinse any canned beans even though I really like sipping at "bean liquor".

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I guess my first favorite would be the canned tomato products I use to make Italian sauce (soon I'd like to start making it from scratch and not use cans). I think my 2nd favorite canned food would be the kidney beans I use to make chili (NO desire to soak the beans to make chili). I guess tuna would be 3rd on the list. Other than those things I don't really use many canned foods. I make my own chicken stock. If I use any kind of store bought broth or stock, it's organic and in a box.
Making an Italian sauce from scratch is very time-consuming and doesn't taste all that great unless you're an expert. You have to blanch off the skin, mince it (hopefully with a food processor), and reduce the sauce by boiling, even before you get to the real cooking.

I didn't think of tuna ....... it's so different from fresh, yet tastes so good if doctored up with mayo etc ..... there's really nothing like it.
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Old 10-31-2014, 03:14 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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I don't buy many canned goods...but I do like and buy canned tomato's, tomato soup and canned albacore tuna.
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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^Canned tomatoes! Yes, such as stewed tomatoes, or whole and crushed tomatoes for making pasta sauce.
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