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    Any good bean recipies???

    I stuck my nose in my pantry & realized I have quite a few bags of kidney & great northern beans.

    It's getting to be too warm for Chili looking for other ideas to use them up.

    I did make home made ck noodle soup & added the beans for filler & the family like it to my surprise.

    Any ideas??

    Beans and rice?


      Beans and ham? Could you mash or puree the beans to add to other things to stretch?


        I have a recipe that when I make it is a favorite with people.


        3 tblsp olive oil
        3 onions - chopped
        1 carrot - chopped
        3 cloves garlic - pressed
        1 bunch kale - trimmed and sliced
        1 pound dried cannellini beans - soaked overnight (or use white beans)
        1/4 cup tomato sauce
        1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
        1 quart of chicken broth or vegetable broth
        Salt and pepper to taste

        In a skillet, heat oive oi over medium high heat. Add opions, carrot and garlic. Cook untl onions are translucent. Add kale and cook til wilted, about 3 minutes.

        I a crock-pot, place your soaked beans, add red pepper flakes, the contents of the skillet and cover with broth (if you need more liquid, add either more broth or water till contents are cpverd by 1/8").

        Cook on high 8hours or until beans are tender. Once bens are tender, add the tomato sauce and salt and pepper to taste.

        I personally use an small can of tomato sauce and you could use the geens that you want and if you don't have a crock pot, you could cook this normally as you would beans on top of the stove.
        Last edited by Aleta; 04-25-2007, 06:24 AM.


          Lux's Award Winning Deluxe Bean Recipe

          4-6 cans pinto beans, drain 1/2 of the cans - only use the juice from 1/2 of the cans - you aren't making soup here.
          1 small pkg. of REAL bacon bits
          1 small to medium onion, diced
          1 large garlic clove, chopped
          1 T. chili powder
          1 T. worcestershire sauce
          1 tsp. season salt
          1 can rotel/diced tomatoes with chili peppers
          Salt & Pepper to taste

          Saute onions, garlic & bacon bits in about about a Tablespoon of Bacon Grease. Add everything else to the pot. Heat & serve. Better if left overnight to meld first.

          (Of course you can make your own beans from dried and then use this recipe.)
          Last edited by LuxLiving; 04-12-2008, 01:07 PM.


            i like kidney beans. My freind knows a good kidney bean recipe, and il post it when they get back from holiday - il ask him.


              Funny that I found this thread today. My wife and I were just talking about beans. I like them (in moderation). She doesn't. But she keeps hearing how healthy they are for you and how they should be part of everyone's diet.

              Any suggestions on recipes that incorporate beans in a small way to help ease someone into eating them who doesn't really care for them?

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                If she like hummus, you can do the same with pretty much any bean. Offer it in tiny dabs on dry celery sticks, other fresh vegetable slices, or any kind of flat bread.

                Fat free "re-fried" beans can be used the same way or spread thinly onto bits onto any kind of corn or flour tortilla or soda cracker/ A bit of salsa on top can brighten the taste.

                A novel way to use beans is in a sweet beans paste inside a baked apple. I got the recipe from a Chinese cookbook, but to tell the truth I don't think anyone I served it to like it. I think that used red beans.

                Cooked beans can be finely mashed and used to to thicken a soup, It works best for a soup that has a lot of oil, one that you want to be a hearty. single dish meal.

                My niece who otherwise gags on the texture of beans loves them in burritos. At a dinner at my house, she bravely started with refried beans spread thinly like peanut butter on part of the tortilla. The beans were barely there. Then she went ahead and built her burritos the way she really wanted it and pretended the beans were just a condiment. I don't know how she progressed, but now she is happy to eat meatless bean burritos. She does put on a lot of lettuce.
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                  The great white northerns are tasty tossed pasta, garlic, olive oil and whatever assortment of vegetables you have on hand to saute.


                    Originally posted by threebeansalad View Post
                    The great white northerns are tasty tossed pasta, garlic, olive oil and whatever assortment of vegetables you have on hand to saute.
                    We do a lot of pasta and grilled/sauteed veggies. How do you prepare the beans?

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                      Just toss the beans with he vegetables. Google "pasta and with cannellini beans" to be some ideas


                        Paula Deen has a simple recipe called "bean cakes" or "bean patties" found on You basically mash some seasoned beans, form them into patties, and I think dip them in flour or bread crumbs before pan frying. You use it as a side dish. You could add some chopped onion or green peppers if you would like.
                        Last edited by Staceyy; 06-02-2008, 05:42 PM.


                          Disneysteve, for use in a pasta dish, I drain & rinse the beans under hot running water then just add to the skillet right before you finish off the heating. A couple of minutes of heat is plenty since you rinsed in hot water and the beans will catch the residual heat from the pasta and whatever sauce you are using if any.


                            i make a mexican bean stew-type thing. i know you said no chilli, and i don't make these particularly hot, so i thought I would share the recipe. I usually make a big batch and freeze them in meal sized portions for baked bean enchiladas, nachos, tacos, quesidallas or just to have heated over plain white rice when being super lazy.

                            2 400ml cans/ 4 cups (already soaked and ready to eat) kidney beans
                            2 diced onions
                            4 cloves crushed garlic
                            1 finely diced carrot
                            2 cans of diced tomatoes
                            1 teaspoon each of paprika, ground cumin, ceyenne, turmeric and marjoram.
                            1/2 teaspoon salt
                            2 tablespoons olive oil

                            Saute onion and garlic until translucent, add the spices and stir. Add carrot and beans and stir for 2 minutes. gradually stir in the diced tomatoes and sprinkle with salt. simmer on medium heat until liquid is reduced and fairly thick. I don't use tomato paste but you may want to. Once the liquid has reduced to a consistency where you can pile it into a taco, turn off the heat and leave to cool for a few minutes before serving or freezing.

                            I also use beans in soups, lasagna, salads, toasted sandwhiches, quiches, vegetable bakes, on top of pizzas and in curries and casseroles.


                              Bean Soup Recipe (for five gallons) Senate Bean Soup

                              3 pounds dried navy beans

                              2 pounds of ham and a ham bone

                              1 quart mashed potatoes

                              5 onions, chopped

                              2 stalks of celery, chopped

                              four cloves garlic, chopped

                              half a bunch of parsley, chopped

                              Clean the beans, then cook them dry. Add ham, bone and water and bring to a boil. Add potatoes and mix thoroughly. Add chopped vegetables and bring to a boil. Simmer for one hour before serving.

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