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#1 Tue 26 Feb 13 9:24pm

hippytea

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From Scotland
Member since Mon 12 Sep 11

Interesting bean recipes?

I kind of love dried beans. I buy them by the sackful, all different colours. I find their shiny rattly smoothness appealing. But I have only three or four recipes for them. So my cupboards are overflowing.

I had great good luck on here before, asking for a simple creamy beans recipe. Now I'm wondering if you can just give me your favourite bean recipes, no holds barred, as faffy as you like, to help me make a dent in this bean mountain. Mains, sides, soups, whatever you like.

I currently have cannelini beans, black beans and "white kidney beans" (don't ask me, they look like big cannelini beans) but I always feel one bean is much like another, with very few exceptions, so recipes for all varieties are welcome.

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#2 Tue 26 Feb 13 9:39pm

cohphanta

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Re: Interesting bean recipes?

French market soup is my favorite because it's a mix of many different beans together. It's a variety of dried beans cooked with

I use 1 lb of dried beans.
1 large onion chopped
1 bell pepper chopped
3 stalks celery chopped
3 cloves minced garlic
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper to taste

You can use any meat to flavor it, but i usually use salt pork or ham.

I saute the first three veggies together with a little oil.  Add it to the almost cooked beans.  Add meat, garlic, bay leaf and finish cooking. Salt and pepper to taste.

Sorry it's not more precise but it's a fairly easy soup and you can add any herbs you like.

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#3 Wed 27 Feb 13 7:24am

JoyYamDaisy

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From Melbourne Australia
Member since Sun 12 Apr 09

Re: Interesting bean recipes?

Oo one of my favourite ingredients Hippytea! I will share some of my favourites!

Here are my favourite Red Kidney Bean dishes:

One from Nigeria:
http://www.jamieoliver.com/bloggers/vie … p?id=53339

A vegetarian version of a Southern US dish: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/memb … an%29/2964

Punjabi style red kidney beans: http://background-joy.blogspot.com.au/s … bi%20Rajma

Last edited by JoyYamDaisy (Wed 27 Feb 13 7:33am)

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#4 Wed 27 Feb 13 7:31am

JoyYamDaisy

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Member since Sun 12 Apr 09

Re: Interesting bean recipes?

Here is one of my favourite chickpea curries: http://background-joy.blogspot.com.au/2 … curry.html

And my daughter's favourite chickpea recipe (and so simple!): The chicken That Flew: http://www.jamieoliver.com:81/forum/vie … 38#p412238

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Which bean would you like next?

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#5 Wed 27 Feb 13 7:44am

JoyYamDaisy

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Re: Interesting bean recipes?

Hmmm just noted that red kidney beans and chickpeas are the ones you haven't got! But I am like you and find I can interchange, and I prefer the Nigerian stew above when made with black beans.  I hope you like it!

I think the white beans would work well in the chickpea recipes.
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#6 Wed 27 Feb 13 10:14am

Ashen

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Re: Interesting bean recipes?

If you do get some red kidney beans , I will suggest rajma too.    Although respectfully to Joy I would suggest this recipe instead.  I use the term recipe somewhat loosely as the responder to the question I asked just gave a general outline of the how assuming a certain level of ability to judge amounts.

http://forums.egullet.org/topic/140303- … try1836798

check out her blog page at the bottom of that post for some great vegetarian indian recipes that are more specific.

I make this rajma every so often and in fact earlier this week was saying that I needed to buy some small red kidney beans to  make it again soon.   The ghee is key though, and a good amount of ginger and a not overpowering hand with the other spices.  I don't think she mentioned it specifically but  the order of adding the spice early to the browned onions and ginger  before the toms is key in that those kinds of dried spices just taste better if they are fried/cooked out before liquid is added.


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#7 Wed 27 Feb 13 1:21pm

koukouvagia

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Re: Interesting bean recipes?

I love all beans!  Last night I made sauteed canellini beans with spigariello (a type of broccoli rabe that I blanched first) with garlic, olive oil and chili flakes.  It accompanied a salmon filet.  You could use kale or spinach instead if you can't find spigariello or any dark leafy green.

For the Superbowl I served a black bean dip made with onions, garlic, cumin, cilantro, olive oil and a touch of vinegar.  It was especially good with tortilla chips.

Most Texans would argue with me but I like to add beans to my chili, along with diced bell peppers. 

I always have black beans or red kidney beans in my fridge, I have a salad for lunch every day and they make a great addition scattered in.

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#8 Wed 27 Feb 13 2:12pm

MsPablo

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Re: Interesting bean recipes?

http://www.ranchogordo.com/html/rg_cook_index.htm

Click on any of the titles to get the recipes.

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#9 Wed 27 Feb 13 4:00pm

bentpenny

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Re: Interesting bean recipes?

koukouvagia wrote:

I love all beans!  Last night I made sauteed canellini beans with spigariello (a type of broccoli rabe that I blanched first) with garlic, olive oil and chili flakes.  It accompanied a salmon filet.  You could use kale or spinach instead if you can't find spigariello or any dark leafy green.

thumbsup  thumbsup I  make something similar to this, but i use Kale instead.  We usually have it growing in the garden in the summer.

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#10 Wed 27 Feb 13 11:57pm

hippytea

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Re: Interesting bean recipes?

Ooh, thanks everyone!

Actually I do have chickpeas, I just didn't mention them because I don't find it so hard to come up with ideas for them. Also I don't class them with "beans", they seem more like a kind of pea to me.

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