Refried Pinto Beans

August 12, 2010

Substitute black beans or any other bean for pinto beans. Look for epazote, cotija cheese and chiles in a specialty Mexican market. Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1 pound dry pinto beans Salt Water 3 dried chipotle morita chiles, or 2 chipotle meco chiles 2 onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic 1 large spring epazote, optional Black […]

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Jamaican Red Beans & Rice

August 12, 2010

Coconut milk gives this recipe island flair. Serve as a main dish or as a side dish with Jamaican Jerk Chicken. Ingredients 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged light or dark red kidney beans 2 teaspoons salt 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk 2 chopped scallions […]

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Falafel

August 12, 2010

1/2 cup chopped tomatoTuck these into pita bread or serve with a green salad. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged garbanzo beans 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup packed parsley leaves 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 2 […]

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Black Bean & Walnut Burgers

August 12, 2010

This vegan dish can be made ahead of time and grilled or pan fried when ready to eat. Makes 8 burgers Ingredients 2 15-ounce cans, rinsed and drained, or 3 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged black beans 2 teaspoons ground cumin 3 teaspoons chili powder 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 cup cooked brown rice […]

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Bean Souffle

August 12, 2010

This seemingly complicated dish is as easy as turning on a blender and whipping up some egg whites. Great Northern or navy beans can be substituted for the lima beans. Serve this as a side dish, small meal, or entrie for a brunch. Makes 4-6 servings Ingredients 1 teaspoons butter 2 tablespoons parmesan or fine […]

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Thai Chicken & Bean Wraps

August 12, 2010

Think of this recipe as a complete Asian meal nestled in a tortilla. It will be hard to resist using the Thai peanut sauce on other dishes, like noodles and rice. Makes 4 servings Ingredients Vegetable cooking spray 8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 cups small broccoli florets 1/2 medium […]

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Southwestern Turkey Wraps

August 12, 2010

This a great way to use turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving Day. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 3/4 cup low fat sour cream 2-3 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapenos 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice Coarse salt and ground pepper 4 tortillas (10-inch) 3 cups baby spinach 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken or turkey 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and […]

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Middle Eastern White Bean Pitas

August 12, 2010

Serve with a cucumber or green salad for a light meal. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 cup olive oil 1/3 cup white wine vinegar 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged white beans 1 1/2 […]

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Hot Bean Sandwiches

August 12, 2010

This Tex-Mex meatball sandwich is sure to please teens and kids alike. The recipe calls for long sandwich rolls, however pita bread works just as well. Ingredients 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged kidney beans 1/2 pound lean ground beef 1/4 pound chorizo or hot Italian sausage 1/2 cup […]

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Baja Quesadillas

August 12, 2010

Use whole wheat tortillas for added fiber and a nutty flavor. Makes 6 servings Ingredients Vegetable cooking spray 1 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise in half, sliced 1 cup sliced onion 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 small jalapeqo chili, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged […]

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