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Thread: Unusual Bean Recipes Please?

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    Unusual Bean Recipes Please?

    All of the dried beans are coming on in the garden and I love that. However, I get tired of all of the same old recipes for cooking beans. have you got any good, unusual recipes to share?

    ~ C

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    If you are like me, you prefer tried & true recipes. I don't have any bean recipes but my "go to" recipe hunt is always on Allrecipes.com so I did a little search on bean recipes & this is what they show:

    https://www.allrecipes.com/recipes/1...eans-and-peas/

    When I make a recipe from this site I always read the reviews first & have never made a recipe with less than a 4 star one.

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    White Bean Dip

    This White Bean Dip is a wonderful alternative to hummus that is quick to make and perfect for a healthy appetizer or lunch.


    Course Appetizer

    Cuisine American

    Keyword white bean dip



    Prep Time 15 minutes

    Total Time 15 minutes



    Servings 8

    Calories 178 kcal


    Author Sherri

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups cans of northern white beans or cannellini beans drained and rinsed or 3 cups of dry, cooked beans
    • 1 TBSP coconut or olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic minced
    • 1 small white onion chopped
    • 1/3 cup olive oil
    • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
    • 1 tsp of salt
    • 1 tsp of pepper
    • parsley



    Instructions

    • Heat oil over medium heat in a saute pan.
    • Add garlic and onions and saute on medium until tender.
    • In a food processor, combine beans, onion and garlic mixture and spices
    • Puree on high until blended smooth.
    • Gradually add in the olive oil.
    • Continue to puree on high until smooth.
    • Serve hot or cold with veggies and/or crackers.
    • ENJOY!!



    Nutrition Facts
    White Bean Dip
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 178 Calories from Fat 90
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 10g 15%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    Sodium 295mg 12%
    Potassium 329mg 9%
    Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    Protein 5g 10%
    Vitamin C 1.7%
    Calcium 5.4%
    Iron 11.7%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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    Look in vegetarian cookbooks for some great recipes. You will see the gamut from main dish to appetizer, soups, casseroles; Mexican to Chinese.

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    My favorite came from the little book that was in the Rival Crockpot when I bought it. Husband pleasing bean-pot. It uses canned beans but you could figure out how to sub. There is never any left at a pot luck.

    Someone else who knows this one, can offer corrections, I'm trying to do it from memory.

    2 strips of bacon cooked
    add one chopped onion
    saute the two above.
    add one pound ground beef
    cook all above until done.

    In crock pot: 2 cans white Great Northern beans drained
    2 cans pork and beans, not drained
    1 can red kidney beans drained
    1 can butter limas drained.

    1/4 cup brown sugar
    3 tlbs ???? white vinegar
    1 cup catsup
    1 teasp??? liquid smoke
    1 teasp ground peper
    2 teasp salt

    Cook in crockpot for about 2-4 or more hours. Serve with a spoon and a side of crusty bread..

    I sure hope I haven't left anything out. Marcia

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    I was unable to copy the link, but Google "man pleasing beans recipe" for Battle Axe's recipe.

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    Chick peas (garbanzo beans) are particularly nutritious. In the summer especially, I like to simply rinse the beans in a strainer under cold water, drain. Add a good amount of very thinly sliced red onion, some mayo, S&P and a little garlic and/or onion powder. Let sit for at least 2-3 hours. A great side. Fast, cheap, and keeps covered in frig for up to a week.

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    I take any calico bean recipe.
    Example:
    A can of northern beans, dark kidney beans, butter beans (rinsed) or any bean of your choice.
    A half chopped onion, about a cup of ketchup, little mustard (dry) maybe a little bbq and Bob Evans HOT Zesty Sausage. Don"t forget brown sugar. I put it in a crock pot. Good Luck. Donna It's a family favorite.

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    It is called "The Queen's Kitchen: Pinto Bean recipes from Cortez, CO" You can get it from Adobe Milling in Dove Creek: https://www.anasazibeans.com/queens_..._cookbook.html.
    This book has cakes and everything you never dreamed of.

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    Am I the only one who loves cooked white beans with butter, salt and pepper? My godfather used to make that when I was visiting. Great way to tell if the beans are cooked BTW...
    GrannyLady - Having too much fun dressing my grandaughters.

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    SuzzyQ- that sounds yummy.

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    I had fried bean patties before and they were great. The pinto ones had Mexican seasoning and the white had herb seasoning. I don't know what filler the mashed beans used to hold together but they were delicious on a bed of greens.
    deliberately under-educated

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    After soaking and cooking either red kidney, beans black beans, white beans , or a combination of beans add olive oil, vinegar, chopped onion, celery, peppers, dash of sugar, salt, pepper and let sit in refrig a few hrs to chill.
    Create something beautiful from scraps.

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    I will add a favorite of our families.
    Hot Mexican Bean Dip
    1 #2 1/2 can of pinto or pork and beans(28 oz)
    1/2 cup shredded sharp cheese
    1 t. garlic power
    1 t. chili powder
    1/2 t. salt
    2 t. vinegar
    2 t. Worcestershire sauce
    1/2 t. liquid smoke
    cilantro
    4 slices cooked bacon (crisp)
    Combine all ingredients except bacon. Heat in chaffing dish (I use small crock pot) top with crisp bacon, crumbled.
    Makes 3 cups Serve hot with corn chips.

    I double the recipe. I think you can modify this with your home grown beans.
    Last edited by Ioftheneedle; 09-13-2018 at 01:54 PM.

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    Not unusual, but we love Ham & Bean soup. I’ve always added a couple of hot mashed potatoes to the broth.

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