I have a ton of dried beans. Black eyed peas, black beans, red beans, lentils, etc. They are really the only thing everyone in my family can eat and they are truly a money saver. I am just tired of having beans and rice with turkey sausage and chili over and over again. Anyone have good recipes that they have used?
Since I am vegan I have lots of things to do with beans. Last week I took a tortilla shell and layered re-fried beans, rice, black beans, avocado, tomato, salsa, put another tortilla shell on top and covered my husbands in enchilada sauce and cheese and on mine I just put a shell on it. I baked it at 350-400 for about 20 minutes.
I put beans in my salads, white chili (with chicken), smash 'em up and make refried beans (or not refry them) for burritos, 7-layer bean dip etc., And Killer Casserole: any beans cheese, corn, olives, peppers, cooked hamburger/ chicken etc., etc Crushed up Doritos or any tortilla chips Make a gravy:
Cream of Chicken soup (no diluted) Cheddar Cheese soup (no diluted) Picante sauce Add spices: garlic, cumin, cayenne salt pepper etc.
My dad use to make a simple soup but it was delicious.
1lb. pinto beans A large hamhock (for flavor, I don't eat it) Large onion I can diced tomatoes w/juice 5 large cloves garlic Half a bunch fresh parsley, chopped. 1/2 cup molasses or honey 3 c. beef broth Salt Pepper
Put it all in large soup pot, and add enough water to go 3/4 of the way up. Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to low. Cook until beans are tender, like 3 hours.
You can then put some soup in another pot and add pasta. cook until tender. Then cover with Parmesan cheese. Yum. Garlic bread is great with it too.