What To Do With Red Beans

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In addition to being part of 31 Days Of Frugal Cooking, this is the fifth and final post in a series titled What To Do With Beans. Click here to read the first, second, third and fourth posts.

You know the saying “Rice and beans and beans and rice”?

In 2008 the real estate market turned south and took our income with it. I was suddenly faced with the need to drastically slash my grocery budget and did not know how to do it. I would walk around saying “but I don’t know what to do with beans”. It was true. I did know how to order bean burritos from fast food restaurants and open a can of lentil soup, but did not know what people did with beans in their own kitchens.

Several years and hundreds of dinners later I finally know what to do with beans. For the next few weeks I am going to talk about different types of beans and what to do with them. Since my personal recipes are not in a publishable format I will include as many links as possible. This is the information I wish I had had in one place so long ago. Whether you are funding college, retirement or anything in between I hope you find this information useful.

Spicy Red Bean Burger

Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Vegan Red Beans Chili

Minestrone Soup

What About You? Feel free to leave a favorite recipe or link in the comments section.

 

 

What To Do With Lentils

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In addition to being part of a 31 days writing challenge, this is the fourth post in a series titled What To Do With Beans. Click here to read the first, second and third posts.

You know the saying “Rice and beans and beans and rice”?

In 2008 the real estate market turned south and took our income with it. I was suddenly faced with the need to drastically slash my grocery budget and did not know how to do it. I would walk around saying “but I don’t know what to do with beans”. It was true. I did know how to order bean burritos from fast food restaurants and open a can of lentil soup, but did not know what people did with beans in their own kitchens.

Several years and hundreds of dinners later I finally know what to do with beans. For the next few weeks I am going to talk about different types of beans and what to do with them. Since my personal recipes are not in a publishable format I will include as many links as possible. This is the information I wish I had had in one place so long ago. Whether you are funding college, retirement or anything in between I hope you find this information useful.

7 Ways To Make Lentil Soup

Moroccan Lentil Vegetable Stew

Lentil Chili

Lentil And Potato Curry

Lentil And Rice Stuffed Peppers

Lentil Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Braised Cabbage Rolls

Pasta With Lentil Bolognese

Lentil Bolognese Sauce

Spiced Lentil Sweet Potato And Kale Whole Wheat Pockets

Lentil Lasagne

Sloppy Lennys AKA Faux Joes

Lentil Tacos

Lebanese Lentil Salad

Lentil And Carrot Salad With Kale

Rice Lentil Salad

Quinoa Lentil Salad

 

 

What To Do With Pinto Beans

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In addition to being part of a 31 days writing challenge, this is the third post in a series titled What To Do With Beans. Click here to read the first post and second post.

You know the saying “Rice and beans and beans and rice”?

In 2008 the real estate market turned south and took our income with it. I was suddenly faced with the need to drastically slash my grocery budget and did not know how to do it. I would walk around saying “but I don’t know what to do with beans”. It was true. I did know how to order bean burritos from fast food restaurants and open a can of lentil soup, but did not know what people did with beans in their own kitchens.

Several years and hundreds of dinners later I finally know what to do with beans. For the next few weeks I am going to talk about different types of beans and what to do with them. Since my personal recipes are not in a publishable format I will include as many links as possible. This is the information I wish I had had in one place so long ago. Whether you are funding college, retirement or anything in between I hope you find this information useful.

http://wegotreal.com/crockpot-pinto-beans/

http://www.momskitchenhandbook.com/uncategorized/slow-cooker-pinto-beans-make-a-meal/

http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2007/02/chicken-and-pinto-bean-soup-with-lime.html

http://thewanderlustkitchen.com/mexican-pinto-bean-soup/

http://www.savvyeat.com/pasta-and-beans/

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/pinto-beans-and-rice

http://www.culinate.com/books/collections/all_books/40341/mexican_brown_rice_with_pinto_beans

http://www.cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice.com/tex-mex-pinto-bean-burgers/

http://www.dramaticpancake.com/2013/05/swiss-chard-pinto-and-bacon-burritos/

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/vegetable-pinto-bean-enchilada

http://eatathomecooks.com/2010/07/bean-and-cheese-enchiladas.html

http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/pinto-bean-tacos/

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/salad/pasta_and_pinto_bean_salad_recipe.html

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/19338/zesty-southern-pasta-and-bean-salad/

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What To Do With White Beans

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You know the saying “Rice and beans and beans and rice”?

In 2008 the real estate market turned south and took our income with it. I was suddenly faced with the need to drastically slash my grocery budget and did not know how to do it. I would walk around saying “but I don’t know what to do with beans”. It was true. I did know how to order bean burritos from fast food restaurants and open a can of lentil soup, but did not know what people did with beans in their own kitchens.

Several years and hundreds of dinners later I finally know what to do with beans. For the next few weeks I am going to talk about different types of beans and what to do with them. Since my personal recipes are not in a publishable format I will include as many links as possible. This is the information I wish I had had in one place so long ago. Whether you are funding college, retirement or anything in between I hope you find this information useful.

http://hiddenponies.com/2014/01/baked-ham-white-bean-taquitos/

http://www.cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice.com/white-bean-veggie-burgers/

http://www.budgetbytes.com/2013/09/slow-cooker-white-bean-soup/

http://www.foodlushblog.com/2011/03/recipe-knockoff-campbells-bean-with-bacon-soup.html

http://www.cookforyourlife.org/recipes/white-winter-minestrone-soup

http://shewearsmanyhats.com/white-bean-wrap-recipe/

http://www.jerseygirlcooks.com/2013/02/pasta-with-white-beans-and-kale.html

http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/italianbeansandrice.htm

http://www.amateurgourmet.com/2009/02/cannellini_bean.html

http://www.thyhandhathprovided.com/2011/01/white-bean-enchiladas.html

http://www.savvyeat.com/vegetable-and-white-bean-burritos/

http://threemanycooks.com/recipes/salads-and-sides/a-formula-for-bean-and-grain-salads/

http://www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/cold-farfalle-with-white-bean-corn-and-olives/

Lets talk about it. What are your favorite white bean recipes?

Feel free to link to  a personal recipe in the comments section

This post is part of 31 day series.

 

 

What To Do With Black Beans

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You know the saying “Rice and beans and beans and rice”?

In 2008 the real estate market turned south and took our income with it. I was suddenly faced with the need to drastically slash my grocery budget and did not know how to do it. I would walk around saying “but I don’t know what to do with beans”. It was true. I did know how to order bean burritos from fast food restaurants and open a can of lentil soup, but did not know what people did with beans in their own kitchens.

Several years and hundreds of dinners later I finally know what to do with beans. For the next few weeks I am going to talk about different types of beans and what to do with them. Since my personal recipes are not in a publishable format I will include as many links as possible. This is the information I wish I had had in one place so long ago. Whether you are funding college, retirement or anything in between I hope you find this information useful.

Black bean flautas: https://thevegetarianplate.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/black-bean-flautas/

Black Bean Taquitos: http://goop.com/recipes/black-bean-taquitos/

Black bean burgers: http://www.theprudenthomemaker.com/black-bean-burgers

Panera copycat soup: http://www.teacher-chef.com/2014/02/04/black-bean-soup-panera-bread-copycat-black-bean-soup/

Black bean and sweet potato soup: http://www.mynewroots.org/site/2011/02/rustic-black-bean-and-sweet-potato-soup-how-to-cook-beans-2/

Black beans and rice: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/01/quick-and-deliciouso-cuban-style-black.html or

http://www.applesandsparkle.com/2014/07/cuban-black-beans-rice.html or

http://www.familygonehealthy.com/recipes/recipe-cuban-black-beans/

Black bean enchiladas:  http://www.keepitsimplefoods.com/vegetarian/spicy-black-bean-and-sour-cream-enchiladas/ or

http://www.canyoustayfordinner.com/2011/03/01/vegetarian-black-bean-enchiladas-2/

Black bean burritos:  http://www.budgetbytes.com/2012/09/roasted-vegetable-burritos/

Black bean and rice salad: http://aggieskitchen.com/2014/08/21/black-bean-and-rice-salad/

Black bean and pasta salad: http://southernfood.about.com/od/pastasalads/r/r100601a.htm or

http://shewearsmanyhats.com/black-bean-pasta-salad-recipe

Lets talk about it. What are your favorite black bean recipes?

Feel free to link to  a personal recipe in the comments section.