How to dress up plain cooked beans
- SourberryLily Oct 2, 2012 03:25 PM
I baked a batch of plain navy beans in a clay pot. They taste quite good but i wonder how i can dress them up.
Online, i find many recipes using navy beans or things that require much chopping or many ingredients.. But i'm looking for a 2 min solution, so i can reheat my beans in the microwave and eat them. Any pre-made sauce i could use? Spice?
This is a question i've often asked myself for all sorts of beans, so any advice is welcome.
What is your favorite simple way of eating beans?
I like an updated version of beans-and-greens. Doesn't use the microwave, but doesn't take long or much chopping, either. Reheat the beans with some minced garlic, then stir in and wilt spinach or arugula, and drizzle in fresh lemon juice and olive oil at the last minute. Makes a nice side for grilled chicken or a decent lunch or lazy weeknight dinner. Haven't done this in awhile, but I think I used to mostly drain the beans before reheating so the lemon juice and oil came to the fore. You can of course use any sliced dark leafy green, but chard, kale, collards, etc. will take longer.
Diced raw shallots/onions and fresh cilantro leaves (lots), after heating and gently salt-n-peppering. Squeeze of lime. Fresh parsley if you have cilantro issues.
Stir in some salsa (fresh or bottled), or marinara.
Shreds of cheese sprinkled on right after heating. Shallots/onions optional.
Chopped celery, tomatoes and a dash of vinaigrette.
Edited: I second mamachef's bacon/onion/BBQ or molasses. So fresh and a nice sweetness.