Next time you find yourself saying, "There's nothing to eat," pull that can of beans out of your pantry. You know, the one you keep stashed for emergencies. That can may not look like much now, but if all these canned bean recipes can prove something, it's that you've got a whole lot of potential in your hands. You could take a simple, more obvious route, like a soup or chili, or incorporate them into a more elaborate dish, like baked chicken, pasta, salad, casserole, or even Alfredo sauce. These recipes that all start with a can of beans will inspire you to make the most of what's in your pantry and enjoy every single bite.