Try bean burgers! You can use any type of beans, even split peas, and different spices. I like a pea one with liquid smoke flavoring, and a black bean one with chili, lime, cilantro, garlic, and diced tomato and onion. So good. Just google bean burger recipe, you'll find dozens. Make them in little rectangles, and they are great for wraps!
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2,704 3/31/12 6:34 P
I'm making a white bean dip right now, actually. I'm roasted a bulb of garlic and a red pepper (which I will peel), and I'll puree those two ingredients with a can of drained, rinsed cannellini beans and some herbs and spices. I might put in a bit of goat cheese too. A dip like this is great with for veggies or rice crackers, or it can be spread on a wrap or sandwich. I'll make similar ones with black beans (plus lime juice, cumin, cilantro, etc.) or chickpeas (mixing up the standard hummus recipes; I like one with cumin, cilantro, lime juice, toasted cashews and fresh ginger).
learning to cook more with beans - always looking for good recipes!
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I love my two lunch recipes. They can be eaten for dinner too, but I make one batch and use it for lunch every day. Lentils and brown rice: in some olive oil, put diced onion, carrots, celery. then add bag of washed lentils, and 1 cup of washed brown rice. 5 cups of broth (I use water) and 4 bay leaves. Let simmer until all water is gone and rice and lentils are done. About 30-40 minutes. Then I add a small can of diced tomatoes. This gives it enough salt for me.
Mexican Black Beans: Cook two cups of brown rice, Drain and rinse two cans black beans. When rice is done, add one bag frozen corn, black beans and about one cup of salsa. If you like cilantro, put some in at end. Diced fresh tomatoes are also good to add at the end.
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118 3/22/12 9:35 P
My favorite bean dish lately has been making veggie burgers with black beans, kidney beans, brown rice, sauteed onions and green and red bell peppers. Very yummy (I used 'taco' type seasonings: cumin, paprika, chili powder, garlic)
A super quick and yummy good-for-you meal is a can of your favorite beans topped with salsa and fat free sour cream or plain yogurt.
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314 3/21/12 7:41 P
Beans and greens are my favorite way to eat them. You can do something as simple as saute some spinach in olive oil with lots of garlic, then add a drained can of cannelini beans, for a side dish, or add some browned sliced turkey sausage for a main dish. Any green will go well, though. Collards simmered with a smoked turkey wing, paired with seasoned pintos and a little corn bread is another one. Experiment! The other night, we had a stew made with chopped broccoli rabe, red bell peppers, white beans, and a little chicken broth and lemon juice, with Parmesan cheese. Outstanding!
Try canned chickpeas in the easiest salad ever. Drain and rinse a can of chickpeas, dice a little red onion, some cucumber, red pepper, a couple olives, grape tomatoes, whatever appeals to you, then dress with balsamic vinegar, and crumble some feta on top. Or use lemon juice and olive oil, with a little oregano. We eat this all summer, it's sturdy, filling, and is a good thing to take to barbecues. Basically use the profile of your favorite pasta salad, but sub in the chickpeas for pasta.
Falafel, bean "crusts" for savory tarts and such, red or black beans and rice, chili *drools* I love bean dishes!
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327 3/21/12 3:46 P
I want to incorporate more beans into my diet too. This week I'm having a wrap with tuna and black beans. I've also tried sweet potato and black bean burritos. Lentil soup. Vegetable curry with chickpeas. Chili with black beans and red beans...I know there are more but those are just a few of mine!
So I have been experimenting with bean- every bean I can find. I've made 14 bean soups, bean and veggie burgers, bean brownies and of course just the bean. I am happy to say that my family and I have discovered we like them!! So I am looking for more hints for cooking and for eating. Ideas?
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