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.