Raisin Bean Muffins

August 12, 2010

High fiber, low cholesterol bean muffins are moist, flavorful and packed with protein. Makes 12 servings Ingredients 1/2 15-ounce can or 1 cup cooked dry-packaged pinto beans 3/4 cup milk 2 egg whites 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour (or 3/4 cup each whole wheat flour and all-purpose […]

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Huevos Rancheros

August 12, 2010

Serve this classic dish for brunch. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 10-ounce can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained 1 10-ounce can red enchilada sauce 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons water 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged pinto beans Cooking spray 4 […]

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Blueberry Bean Muffins

August 12, 2010

Serve these antioxidant rich muffins hot from the oven. Any canned or dry-packaged bean variety can be substituted for kidney beans. Makes 12 muffins Ingredients 2 15-ounce cans, rinsed and drained, or 3 cups cooked dry-packaged red kidney beans 1/3 cup milk 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened 3 eggs 2 teaspoons […]

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Berry Bean Blast

August 12, 2010

What a great, healthy way to start your day. Makes 2 servings Ingredients 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged navy beans or Great Northern beans 1 1/2 cups orange juice 2 cups quartered strawberries 1 to 3 tablespoons honey 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 6 […]

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Beans & Eggs

August 12, 2010

Start your day with this protein-packed California-style breakfast. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 4 ounces link sausage, cut into bite-sized pieces 1/4 cup chopped onion 2 tablespoons oil 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 2 cups cooked dry-packaged red kidney or pink beans 1/4 cup each ketchup and water 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon […]

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Stuffed Eggs for a Crowd

August 12, 2010

This recipe calls for discarding the hard boiled egg yolks; however, if you prefer, puree the yolks with the beans for a new twist on traditional deviled eggs. Makes 28 egg halves Ingredients 14 eggs, hard cooked, peeled 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged garbanzo beans 1/4 cup plain […]

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Mexican Black Bean and Spinach Pizza

August 12, 2010

This recipe tops any you’ll find at a pizza joint. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 10-ounce Italian cheese-flavored thin pizza crust (such as Boboli) 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged black beans 2/3 cup onion, chopped 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 […]

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Hummus

August 12, 2010

This garbanzo bean dip is a party staple that is easy to pull together at the last minute. Serve it with pita bread, crackers and vegetables for dipping. Makes 1 1/2 cups Ingredients 1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds or 1/4 cup tahini 1/8 teaspoon crushed red chiles 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 2 […]

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Cranberry Bean Pizza

August 10, 2010

With this recipe, you’ll have a hot bean-cheesy slice ready in less than 15 minutes. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged cranberry beans 1 small zucchini, sliced 1 small onion, chopped 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1 (15-inch) prebaked pizza crust 3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese […]

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Black Bean Cakes

August 10, 2010

These spicy bean croquettes can be made ahead; stop at step 2, and finish up the recipe just before serving. Makes 20 bean cakes Ingredients 3 15-ounce cans, rinsed and drained, or 5 1/4 cups cooked dry-packaged black beans 2 large eggs 3 cups toasted fresh breadcrumbs made from crustless French bread, divided 1 cup […]

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