Possibly a stupid questions about this recipe!!

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Drain it all!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Sb91:  It doesn’t say, so it’s understandable that you’re confused. If it helps, I never drain anything when I’m making chili, but I’ve never made white chili before.

ETA: definitely drain the corn. Canned corn just comes in a bunch of water, and you don’t need that. The beans are up to you, depends on whether you want the syrupy stuff in the chili. I personally don’t drain beans when making chili, but again, I’ve never made white chili.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

If you’re making chili do not drain the beans.  You need the liquid from them otherwise your chili will have the consistency of a rock.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Sb91:  In this receipe, I would say drain.  You have chicken broth, which should provide you with liquid you need for the recipe. It probably wouldn’t be a big deal if you didn’t, but you would end up with runny chilli. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

@Sb91:  I agree with PP, because you are adding broth, drain

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes,  drain them.  There is more than enough liquid in that recipe. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you don’t drain, let it cook down to your desired consistency (without a lid).  If you do drain, then just cook the normal amount of time.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Sb91:  Yes, drain and rinse off the beans.  They come with this gloppy stuff in the can that just doesn’t seem appetizing. The corn you can just drain, I wouldn’t bother rinsing it. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I am not keen on things foaming, so I not only drain beans, but rinse them, and add water in to replace the liquid the beans were in.

Basically, they are rich in stuff called saponin, which foams like soap, and that leaches into the can water. It isn’t something that will hurt you, I just don’t like the look of it, so I remove it.

All the liquids canned foods are stored in are fine to consume, it comes down to preference.

 

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

i wouldn’t have drained anything – in my experience it usually tells you to drain things. 

I never rinse or drain beans for chili, helps make it thick.  Corn doesn’t usually have much liquid at all.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

You could drain or not drain, personal preference. Usually I try to drain and rinse beans because the liquid they are canned in is usually high in starch and salt, so if you are wanting to reduce salt intake you can drain it. Some recipes specify not to drain the liquid because it thickens the dish. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I always drain and rinse any canned food — good way to reduce the sodium and get rid of anything that might have leached in from the can/lining etc

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I make a close version of that all the time and I always drain the beans – you have more than enough liquid from the chicken stock.

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