101 things to put in cooked beans

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101 things to put in cooked beans

Post: #126841 LBR
Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:43 pm

My crockpot beans could use a new identity. I tend to eat them with potatoes, or over salad, or add some cheese or sour cream. I often cook them with just seaweed, sometimes I use olive oil or sea salt. When a certain gentleman is visiting, I put in bacon or ham, and he gets all those bits. He likes onion and garlic, too. Or salsa. I sometimes put in sauteed carrots or celery. I sometimes serve them on fresh spinach, or chopped celery.

I know lots of folks eat them with grains, and I could cook some teff. But, otherwise I don't eat grains. I don't eat soy or mushrooms either. (Special diet, tricky health challenge.)

What do you put in your beans, either at the beginning of cooking, near the end, or when you put them in a bowl or on a plate?

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Re: 101 things to put in cooked beans

Post: #126842 contadina
Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:03 pm

Sage works very well with oil, garlic and beans. White beans and pasta is nice and hearty as are any minestrone type dishes (add the cooked beans to your soup).

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Re: 101 things to put in cooked beans

Post: #126854 Penny Lane
Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:05 am

Mixed beans with puy lentils, olive oil, garlic, diced cooked carrots and red pepper and sweetcorn is delicious! Warm through and add to pasta - yum!
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Re: 101 things to put in cooked beans

Post: #126855 The Riff-Raff Element
Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:12 am

Sundried tomatoes. And chorizo for meat eaters. I agree about the red peppers too.

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Re: 101 things to put in cooked beans

Post: #126857 Millymollymandy
Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:19 am

Tomatoes! All kinds of beans whether green beans or podded beans go well in a sauce of tomato, onion and garlic. Add a bit of chilli if you like.
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Re: 101 things to put in cooked beans

Post: #126876 hedgewitch
Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:21 am

I'm with MMM.
Tomato sauce brings out the flavour of beans like nobodies business.
Also Black Beans and Mango goes together nice
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Re: 101 things to put in cooked beans

Post: #126918 farmerdrea
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:10 pm

Black beans - cold, with a "dressing" of cumin, parsley, sea salt, lemon juice and olive oil. YUM!!!!

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Re: 101 things to put in cooked beans

Post: #126923 LBR
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:51 pm

Andrea, that strikes my fancy. Mmmmmm.

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Re: 101 things to put in cooked beans

Post: #127442 Birdie Wife
Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:53 pm

Tuna and sweet chili sauce. And some small pasta (eg macaroni) if you like.

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Re: 101 things to put in cooked beans

Post: #152956 Alonicus
Thu May 07, 2009 11:52 pm

For those of us for whom a bean is a baked thing that comes in a tin can with some kind of orangey red sauce ;) .....

Baked beans cooked up with;

Tabasco sause
Worcester Sauce
Cheese (cheddar's my favourite, although it's a right pain cleaning the saucepan afterwards !)
Diced onion
Crushed or whole Garlic (but not if you're seeing your better half in the near future...)
Random herbs from the garden or kitchen cupboard
Black pepper
Small pieces of (pre-cooked) bacon

Or any / all of the above all thrown in together !

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Re: 101 things to put in cooked beans

Post: #161084 Amaranth
Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:47 pm

37. (I think) Hummus ingredients
http://www.frugal.org.uk/hummus.html
38. Sauteed onions and cooked carrots in lentils
39. Freshly ground pepper and freshly ground coriander with any kind of white bean or green beans

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Re: 101 things to put in cooked beans

Post: #161543 anarchistinslippers
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:57 pm

Anyone else read the board as

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? No? Just me? Ah.. (heads back to the shadows)
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Re: 101 things to put in cooked beans

Post: #161551 Millymollymandy
Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:09 am

anarchistinslippers wrote:Anyone else read the board as

101 things to put in cooked beans

Children

? No? Just me? Ah.. (heads back to the shadows)

Ah, puzzled over that for a bit but I've come to this topic via posts since last visit, so didn't see what you were looking at! :lol:
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Re: 101 things to put in cooked beans

Post: #161573 Odsox
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:43 am

A big spoonful of pesto goes well with ordinary beans, especially the red pesto with tomato in it.
Baked beans in my humble opinion needs a good splosh of worcester sauce or balsamic vinegar.
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