Hi Jackie! The cloudy liquid you find canned beans is mostly starch and salt that may change the texture or taste of a dish. Most of our recipes call for draining and rinsing the beans to remove the excess salt and starch and improve flavor. Draining and rinsing also removes the metallic flavor sometimes found in canned beans. If you're looking for quick chili recipe without a lot of extra steps, give this recipe a shot. It only has five ingredients!