A whole mess of kidney beans - any ideas?
- Nikki NYC Dec 28, 2008 04:49 PM
I did something ridiculous today - I misread a recipe and am now stuck with 6 cups of soaked/cooked kidney beans. I don't usually cook with kidney beans and I have no ideas. Do you? Thanks in advance! N
Nikki, they are great in stews...minestrone comes to mind..and I have a Minestrone casserole recipe that you might like...otherwise, chili is the best choice for kidney beans...and maybe Goodhealthgourmet's Healthy Smokey Black Bean Dip...you could very easily sub in the kidney beans, I am quite sure!!!
Girl, I ALWAYS mention your dip whenever possible...it is so great! I made some a few days ago and it's almost gone. Nikki, you can also do a 3 Bean Salad with those kidney beans...had some of that at MIL's over the weekend, one of her more retro dishes but we devoured it.
that's not ridiculous - we all misread from time to time :)
- bean salad
- bean soup
- veggie burgers (or mix with ground meat to bulk up burgers or meatloaf)
- baked or re-fried beans
- red beans & rice
- add them to a green salad
I would recommend 3 Caribbean dishes: Rice and peas with unsweetened coconut milk, a few sprigs of thyme, a flattened stalk or two of scallions and a scotchbonnet tossed in the pot whole to flavor the rice and peas but not make it too spicy. Red pea soup is good and you just need to add the normal veggies like scallion, carrot, onion, garlic in there maybe a few dumplings. Stew peas is a similar dish over rice so it s even more hearty with the dumplings and salt beef/pork and perhaps a pig tail thrown in. Yeah I think I am jonesing for some traditional food.