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jenju

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Posted: 07 Jun 2010, 19:53
Ok, I read an article today that has me convinced that I can buy a bag of beans and make something fabulous out of them. Let me clarify and say that I am an accomplished cook but I have steered clear of dried beans my entire adult life. So, now I have a new preoccupation...BEANS and I need help finding delicious, nutritious means for my family.

Please, PLEASE, send me any and all fabulous bean recipes! Thanks in advance!

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TenderT1965

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Posted: 08 Jun 2010, 00:30
Jenju, I make beens (via crockpot) monthly I soak them for about 24 hrs. and cook them for about 7-8 hrs. on low. I usually make two bags at a time. My son wont eat them, so it last me a really long time. I take them into work and feed a few people along the way. I cook them up, freeze them in individual containers and grab and go on days when I'm not sure what I want or just don't have anything else. I use to make them with meat, but now I make them plain (without meat) and I add lib day by day (depending on how I feel that day or week). It's great protein, good carbs, and very filling. Good luck.
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Canajun

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Posted: 08 Jun 2010, 07:33
What kind of beans?

Beans with ham are a classic pairing and probably one of my favorites in a soup or stew. Another good idea is pasta e fagioli, pasta and beans, where the beans replace the meat in a pasta dish. Beans are also great cold added to a salad with feta, cucumber and tomatoes.

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Posted: 08 Jun 2010, 07:42
Mine is so simple. Rice and beans (like Americans with potatoes and peas) are the base of every Brazilian Lunch (rice, beans, some meat and a raw salad).

I leave the beans to soak overnight and cook with the crockpot. Usually I stir fry them (about 150 g uncooked) with a drop of oil, 2 bay leaves, 3 garlic cloves mashed, some black pepper, a small onion finely chopped, and then I add some stock (beef of chicken) and more water. We love it. Sometimes I add some pieces of meat instead of stock. The original version has smoked pork sausage or bacon, but I dont eat pork anyway.
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Canajun

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Posted: 08 Jun 2010, 08:59
I live in Louisiana and I forgot beans and rice! Duh. Good catch, Ana. Smile
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anapdc

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Posted: 08 Jun 2010, 09:01
Canajun

Rice and beans, I love them. But I cant afford rice and beans at the same meal LOL
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sheripickle

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Posted: 08 Jun 2010, 10:31
I had NEVER eating a black bean until recently...now I love them Wink
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anapdc

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Posted: 08 Jun 2010, 13:27
OH BOY
Black beans are by far my favorite. In Rio, it is a tradition for family lunch on Saturdays, so much so that even restaurants have the big "Feijoada" (beans = feijão in Portuguese) every Sat, even the fancier ones Wink
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Posted: 08 Jun 2010, 13:37
Every recipe I have ever made from NYTimes Recipes for Health has been fantastic. Simple, flavorful, fresh ingredients. It's really the only recipe site I use.

Here's what they have for beans:

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/health/series/recipes_for_health/beans/index.html
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jenju

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Posted: 08 Jun 2010, 17:03
Thanks for all of the suggestions! I'm looking forward to experimenting in the kitchen with beans.
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anapdc

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Posted: 08 Jun 2010, 23:47
Oh I just saw this on the website K8 suggested
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/12/health/nutrition/12recipehealth.html
White Beans Burger
Definetely worth trying Smile
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k8yk

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Posted: 08 Jun 2010, 23:52
Wow that looks so good. I hadn't seen that one!

I want to try this one. I love mint Smile

Fava Bean Soup with Mint
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Posted: 09 Jun 2010, 14:50
Red Beans and Rice, you'll need kidney beans, onion, parsley, bell peppers, garlic, olive oil, rice, and either pickle pork or ham steaks. Kind of high in sodium potentially I think. This is from my Mom's recipe but it's pretty bland, needs heat so I'm experimenting. My nutritionist isn't too horrified so its something I'm going to work on. I can supply the recipe if anyone is interested.
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jenju

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Posted: 09 Jun 2010, 20:45
you guys are making me so hungry! I am soooo stocking up on the beans this next grocery trip!!!
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anything

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Posted: 28 Jun 2010, 18:58
i like this recipe except i make it without the jalapeño lol http://recipeland.com/recipe/v/Mexican-Baked-Beans-29662
i eat it either with rice, in a wrap, or even alone
Ceebee

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Posted: 28 Jun 2010, 19:55
omg I love love love beans.. I eat beans right out of the can. I love good beans.. I will enjoy ok beans... I will happily eat mediocre beans.. I am fired up for this.. keep it coming I am gonna hit that website! I too like jenju have never made them from dry.. cause it seems like such alot of work for just me.. but screw that mentality.. I really like beans I am gonna live it up for 1.29 a bag. Smile
jenju

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Posted: 03 Jul 2010, 08:24
That's what I'm saying! I play this little game with myself where I say, "Kids - this meal was only $1.45 per serving!" kind of like "I drove 1000 miles in 14 hours and 27 minutes". Silly, I know but fun!
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