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I love beans, and I've always done this (I'm a huge fan of "If I'm cooking it, let's cook ten times what I need and FREEZE it too!!!").

I make red beans with ham like this all the time... when we get a spiral ham, I'll chop up the leftovers into the little 1/4 in cubes, and make a giant pot of red beans. Ladle it into the Ziploc tupperware thingys, and go!

We've also had a lot of success with black beans, and I make smaller portion of pinto/refried-ish beans for myself, because I prefer bean and cheese burritos to chicken.

Speaking of chicken, we also do a huge amount of chicken & pork fillings for enchiladas, tacos and/or burritos. We just cook the chicken or pork in the spices for a few hours, shred, and package up to be defrosted and used as filling when we need it.

We'll also do this with our Indian lentil dishes, lentils freeze really nicely. In fact, a lot of Indian food freezes really nicely. Pair with some basmati rice and you're good to go for dinner!

I'll also just make soup... one spiral ham also ended up with about a gallon of split pea & ham soup. I passed on that, as I'm not a split pea fan, but DH said it was delicious. I made some really good black bean soup too, and that worked really well.

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