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    Default Beans...beans...beans

    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?

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    Default Re: Beans...beans...beans

    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.

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    Default Re: Beans...beans...beans

    Cajon red beans and rice. Google for the recipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urallee View Post
    Cajon red beans and rice. Google for the recipe.
    Here's a couple.
    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
    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 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.
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    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

    Preparation-Beans:

    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

    Instructions-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.

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    Default Re: Beans...beans...beans

    I also posted a few other bean recipes on your other "beans" thread...

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    Default Re: Beans...beans...beans

    I love beans, however, I don't love DH when he eats beans.

    I crack myself up!

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    Default Re: Beans...beans...beans

    Quote Originally Posted by bethaliz6894 View Post
    I love beans, however, I don't love DH when he eats beans.
    I crack myself up!
    Oh my!
    BUT, I can SOOOOoooo relate...
    You guys are certainly on a roll tonight!

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    Default Re: Beans...beans...beans

    aren't you glad tonight is the night you decided to join us?

 

 
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