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Kidney Beans???

Thursday, August 20, 2009

So, I am trying to make better food choices and I noticed that I never eat beans!! Okay, not never but only in winter in chili. So I am sure that I like red kidney beans but I don't know how else to make them except in chili... any other ideas or suggestions for me???

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    I used to hate beans, now I love them! These are my favorites...

    Brown rice Jambalaya (with shrimp, sausage, tomatoes, corn any of your favorites. You can add anything to jambalaya to make it good and personal)

    Red beans & brown rice (you can buy the seasoning packet at the super market & follow its directions)

    Brown extra lean gound beef with onions and peppers. Add taco seasoning & water (follow packet directions) and simmer. Add beans, simmer. VERY CAREFULLY: Heat whole wheat tortillas directly over burner for 3 seconds on each side (flip 4 times). Fill burrito with meat & beans, cheese, corn, brown rice, and salsa.

    ENJOY!! :)
    4313 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/27/2009 9:55:50 PM
    I LOVE beans, i eat beans in chili of course, I always have on hand beans in tomato sauce for beans on toast, and my favourite way to enjoy them is by making bean quesadillas. It's so easy and takes no time so it's great when you are in a rush...

    just grab a can of beans rinsed and drained in a large bowl (I prefer black beans because they have the most nutrients, but kidney beans work great too.)add in a half a cup or more of your favourite salsa, then mash it together with a potato masher or a fork. then I throw in either some low fat grated cheddar cheese, monteray jack, or part-skim mozzarella depending on what I have on hand. Mix it all up together, spread in some whole wheat tortillas and bake in the oven at 350 for about 20 minutes.

    I have a blog post with pictures of this recipe:http://pamelafane.com/2009/0
    4316 days ago
    You can cook red beans in rice. cook some instance rice .take two cans red beans and season with your faviort season salt pepper.I like to cut up oinons and galie in mine.But my faviort bean is baby limas.just wash them cook for two hours.turn off put a lid on them and let them set .just before you start your meal turn them back on season salt.pepper,cut up ham are bacon cook untill juice gets kinded thick.make some corn bread and you have a meal
    4317 days ago
    I like Northern Beans because they are softer. Not a big fan of crunchy beans. I prefer Bush's brand of beans.

    You can make a 3 bean salad w/diffent beans-some people do w/greenbeans & beans. You could try rinsing the beans and add a vinagrette dressing.
    4317 days ago
    Nothing to add but I sure am going to try that recipe - sounds yummy! emoticon
    4320 days ago
    I mix a tin of drained kidney beans with 1 cup cooked rice, 2 tablespoons coriander (cilantro) and place this mixture in bottom of a casserole. I cooked two cubed chicken breast in olive oil for a couple minutes to brown then add a jar chunky tomato salsa and cook another 3 minutes. I top the rice mixture with a strong cheddar cheese (you get more flavor using less cheese), then top with the chicken mixture. Cover and bake for 30 minutes at 350 celcius. You can also add more cheese to the top before you bake, removing the lid for the last 10 minutes. Garnish with light sour cream and extra chopped coriander. My husband loves this!
    4320 days ago
    I live on crockpot soup summer and winter and I always put in two cans of drained and washed beans -- black, kidney, pinto, etc. If it's not the reward meal I eat them sparingly. If it is I eat them freely. They are good for you.
    4320 days ago
    try chick peas on a salad,YUMMY
    4320 days ago
    nothing from me, i do not like to cook. my cooking is so simple that i do not think any one but dh would eat it.
    4320 days ago
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