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Bean Cuisine

Berry Bean Bread

Makes 1 loaf of bread or 24 muffins (12 servings) 3 cups all-purpose flour ¾ cup white, granulated sugar (can use low calorie sugar substitute) 1 tablespoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 ½ cup cooked navy beans, cooked without salt 2/3 cup orange juice 1 large egg 1 cup nonfat […]

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Heart Health Bars

Makes 18 bars 1 cup white, granulated sugar (can use low-calorie sugar substitute) 1 cup soy flour ¾ cup all-purpose or wheat flour ¾ cup oat bran ¾ cup flax seed, ground 1 tablespoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 ½ cups cooked black beans, cooked without salt ¾ cup orange juice […]

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Fruity Bean Logs

Makes 24 logs or balls 1 cup dried apricots 1 cup dried apples 1 cup seedless raisins ½ cup dried prunes 1 cup walnuts, chopped ½ cup coconut, shredded 1 cup cooked great northern beans, cooked without salt ½ cup honey ¼ cup peanut butter, creamy ¾ cup powdered sugar Chop dried apricots, dried apples, […]

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Moroccan Tomato Soup

Makes 6 main dish servings (2 cups per serving) 1 large onion, chopped 6 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ teaspoon sea salt 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon sweet paprika ½ teaspoon ground cumin 3 tablespoons honey ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) no salt added tomatoes, diced, do […]

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Polenta with Beans and Peppers

Makes 6 main dish servings or 12 side dish servings 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided into 2 tablespoon portions ¾ cup yellow onion, finely chopped ¾ cup fresh mushrooms, sliced thin 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 quart no salt added chicken broth 1 cup course ground cornmeal 2 tablespoons sun dried tomato, chopped 2 tablespoons […]

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Bean Stuffed Zucchini

Makes 4 main dish servings or 8 side dish servings 2 medium zucchini (main dish) or 4 small zucchini (side dish) 2/3 cup onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped or 2 teaspoons dried parsley 1 teaspoon dried oregano ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 ½ cup no […]

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Thai Shrimp and Beans

Makes 6 main dish servings 8 ounces angel hair pasta, uncooked ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce ¼ cup peanut butter, creamy 3 tablespoons white sugar 3 tablespoons dark sesame oil 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon red hot chili oil 8 ounces raw shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 tablespoons vegetable […]

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Chicken Cannellini Tetrazzini

Makes 8 main dish servings 7 ounces spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 cups cooked chicken, cubed (also works well with cooked turkey) 1 cup (4 ounces) cheddar cheese, shredded 1 can (10.75 ounces) reduced fat, reduced sodium creams of mushroom soup […]

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Chicken Red Bean Creole

Makes 6 main dish servings (1 ½ cups per serving) 1 ½ pounds boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch strips 1 can (14.5 ounces) no salt added diced tomatoes, do not drain 1 cup chili sauce 1 ½ cups green bell pepper, chopped (~ 1 large pepper) ½ cup celery, chopped (~ 1 ¼ stalks) […]

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Fried Chick Pea Orecchiette

Ingredients 4 fluid ounce Olive Oil 4 1/2 cup Chick Peas, Drained 2 1/4 cup Onion, Minced 1 1/2 tablespoon Minced Garlic 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes 2 teaspoon Salt as needed Black Pepper 7 7/8 cup Blanched Broccoli Raab 7 7/8 cup Cooked Orecchiette Pasta Preparation 1. In a large skillet over medium […]

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Tuscan White Bean Hummus

Ingredients 1 1/2 cup White Kidney Beans, Drained 3 tablespoon Tahini Butter 2 fluid ounce Lemon Juice 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1/4 cup Basil, Chiffonade 1 fluid ounce Extra Virgin Olive Oil Preparation 1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth Serving Size 40

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Chick Pea Egg Salad

Ingredients 18 cup Chick Peas, Drained 1 3/8 quart Mayonnaise 1 1/2 liquid cup Yellow Mustard 4 1/2 cup Onion, Finely Diced 1 1/2 liquid tablespoon Tabasco Sauce 1 1/2 tablespoon Salt 1 1/2 teaspoon Course Ground Black Pepper Preparation 1. Place Drained Chick Peas in a food processor and pulse to blend. You want […]

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Tomato Butter Bean Bok Choy

Ingredients 2 2/3 fluid ounce Olive Oil 8 each Bacon, Thick Slice, Finely Diced 1 cup Shallots, Minced l/2 cup Minced Garlic 2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes 8 cup Butter Beans, Drained 4 cup Diced Tomatoes, Drained 4 fluid ounce Soy Sauce 8 cup Bok Choy, Chopped as needed Salt as needed Black Pepper […]

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Heart Healthy Turkey Chili

Ingredients 1 pound Ground Turkey 2 tablespoons Olive Oil 2 cups Onion, Diced 1 cup Celery, Diced 1/4 cup Jalapeno, Diced 1 tablespoon Chili Powder 1 tablespoon Cumin 1 teaspoon Oregano, Dry 1 tablespoon Thyme, Dry 2 teaspoons Garlic, Minced 2 each 28 oz. Diced Tomatoes 2 cups Dark Red Kidney Beans 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce 2 […]

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Pinto Bean Applesauce Raisin Cookies

Yummy! What more can we say? Makes 2-3 dozen cookies Ingredients 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter or shortening 2 eggs 3/4 cup pinto beans, cooked and pureed 3/4 cup chunky applesauce 2-1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup nuts 1/2 cup golden raisins […]

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