Looking for awesome bean recipes
All this cold weather have me craving beans. I've been making a lot of chili and pinto bean soup as a result but ready to expand my repertoire.
So I'm looking for great bean recipes - vegetarian/vegan or easily made such.
We love the black beans and rice recipe out of Joy of Cooking. Also, this black beans and quinoa recipe as burrito filler and then the next day as a cold salad:
1 tsp. canola oil
1 onion, chopped finely
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth (I've used chicken and it's just as good)
1 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp.+ cayenne
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup frozen corn (NOT the super-sweet variety)
1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained (I use low sodium)
1/2 c. chopped cilantro
Heat oil, stir in onions and garlic, saute' until lightly browned. Mix quinoa in and cover with broth. Add cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in frozen corn, continue to simmer 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in black beans and cilantro.
How about soaking, then cooking pinto beans in a slow cooker with water and some good beer, season with salt at the end ... borrowed from Robb Walsh, stupidly simple. You really have to like pinto beans though :-) ....
Ooooh, I tried that dahl makhani and it was good! I knew I'd eventually use up those whole urad dahl I accidentally bought several years ago. I had to cook them longer than the blog specified, on account of age. It was so aromatic while cooking. Thanks for the suggestion!
There are three bean recipes on the Texan blog, though. Which one are you recommending?