This recipe came from one of the Fix It and Forget It cookbooks. I don't drain the cans of beans and I omit the water. It works for me. I also don't peel the tomato. Added note: I noticed reviewers mentioning using broth and I even made this somewhat recently and forgot to *not* drain the beans. It's way better with just dumping the beans and their, um, bean juice? right into the pan and skipping the water. So I'm correcting the recipe to remove the words "drained" (beans) and "1 quart water".