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For Richer Homemade Pork And Beans, Avoid Draining Your Canned Goods
When making pork and beans, you might drain your canned beans like you would when making any other dish, but the canning liquid is actually crucial for a rich, creamy texture.
Bean canning liquid, also known as aquafaba, is so thick that it’s often used as an egg substitute. It's full of the beans' starches and creates a luxurious, velvety sauce.
Dump both the beans and canning liquid directly into your cooking pot. The liquid is flavorless, so it won't impart any unwelcome taste into your pork and beans.
If you want to set aside some of the aquafaba to use in another batch of pork and beans later on, it'll keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.