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04-07-2013, 01:27 PM #1
- Join Date
- Jan 2013
- Alamogordo, NM
To help cut back on cost, my family will be incorporating more beans into our diet and having actual meat at a meal only 2 or 3 times a week. Does anyone have any good recipes for beans as the main staple?
04-07-2013, 03:44 PM #2
I buy bags of beans at the store called 15 bean soup. I cook the beans for about a day, add a can of tomatoes and the seasoning packet that comes with it. cook another hour or 2 serve with cornbread. on payday weeks, I may cut up a chuck roast and toss it in the pan after browning the meat with onion. there is a recipe on the bag, but I only use that for a suggestion.
you can also make split pea soup. the split peas are sold in a bad by the beans I mentioned above. with only a few ingredients you can have a nice meal.
also, you can get northern beans, cook them in a crockpot with ham hocks or left over ham. add a few small red peppers. yummy. serve over cornbread.
04-07-2013, 04:19 PM #3
- Join Date
- Nov 2012
- Bay City, Texas
Cajon red beans and rice. Google for the recipe.
04-07-2013, 04:53 PM #4
Red beans and rice
2 cups dried red beans
8 to 10 cups water
2 t. salt
3T olive oil
2 cups polish sausage or smoked sausage, diced
½ medium sweet onion, chopped
2 t. minced garlic
Hot cooked brown rice
In a medium to large stock pot add your beans, 8 cups of water, and salt. Bring to a boil and turn to low and let it simmer about 2 hours adding more water if the beans seem to need it. Near the end of the simmering time heat olive oil in a frying pan add the polish sausage, onion and the garlic. Heat this until the onion is soft and transparent and the sausage has cooked up a bit. Add all of this to the red beans and let this simmer for about ½ hour.
To serve this meal, add scoops of hot brown rice to a bowl and cover with the red bean mixture. If you like a little spice to your meals like we do you can add a splash or two of Tabasco sauce. That is our favorite way to eat it.
This meal goes good with a green salad or a spinach salad.
Red Beans and Rice
1 (1 lb) package red kidney beans
1 green bell pepper-diced
1 medium onion-diced
3 celery ribs-diced
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp pepper
3 tbsp creole seasoning
3 garlic cloves-minced/grated
3 quarts water-(I add 2-3 bouillon cubes-beef or chicken-no MSG)
1 lb smoked sausage-sliced
1. Soak kidney beans overnight.
2. Pour out water, rinse well, add 3 quarts water, and bouillon cubes-if using; Add to beans.
3. Add salt, pepper and Creole or Cajun seasoning.
4. Cover and cook on low heat 4 hours.
5. Add smoked sausage to beans and cook 45 minutes.
Stir beans occasionally while cooking.
For the RICE:
2 cups water
1 cup rice
1. Bring 2 cups water to boil.
2. Add 1 cup rice; cover tightly and simmer on low until rice is tender and water is absorbed.
Serve Red Beans over hot, steaming rice.
Can make this in a slow cooker also.
04-07-2013, 04:54 PM #5
I also posted a few other bean recipes on your other "beans" thread...
04-07-2013, 06:56 PM #6
I love beans, however, I don't love DH when he eats beans.
I crack myself up!
04-07-2013, 10:05 PM #7
04-07-2013, 10:09 PM #8
aren't you glad tonight is the night you decided to join us?