6 Easy-Peasy Bean Recipes For Eat Beans Day
Beans are one of the most nutritious and flavorful food available. They are staples for most cultures across the world. Beans are one of the longest cultivated plants that have been in existence since the 7th millennium BC. There are over 40,000 different bean varieties globally, but only a fraction of them are produced commercially for regular consumption.1
Beans are an excellent source of proteins, fiber, energy, and folate. They are versatile and can be used in various dishes. In addition, they make healthy snacks and delicious soups and stews.
History of the National Eat Your Beans Day
The National Eat Your Beans day is a food holiday observed every year on July 3rd. The day celebrates beans of all sizes and colors.
Beans are an important part of human history. In Egypt, they were often found buried with the dead. Unlike other crops, the genes for beans are almost identical to the ancient beans.2
Observe the National Eat Your Beans Day by making these incredible bean recipes
Mexican Black Beans Recipe3
You’ll love how this flavorful black beans recipe is easy and quick to make. Make this as a side dish for tacos, enchiladas, or any Mexican inspired meal.
Cooking time: 20 minutes
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup dried onions, rehydrated
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 16 oz. dehydrated black beans
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook for about 4 minutes, or until the onions soften.
- Add the rehydrated black beans, cilantro, cumin, and salt. Stir. Reduce the heat from medium to low. Cook for about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally. Taste and adjust seasonings according to your preference.
- Serve sprinkled with more chopped cilantro and cheese if desired. Enjoy!
Pinto Beans Recipe4
Pinto beans make delicious stews.
Cooking time: 1 Hour
- 2 cups dehydrated pinto beans
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 3 slices of bacon, cut into thirds, or TVP Bacon Bits
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 medium onion, diced (you can also use our dried chopped onions, rehydrated, from our site)
- ½ cup dried red bell pepper, rehydrated
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Rehydrate the pinto beans by adding four parts of water in a large bowl. Drain.
- Put the beans in a large pot. Cover with water and add the seasonings.
- Bring the mixture to a boil. Lower the heat and cook until the beans are tender, approximately 20-25 minutes.
Navy Bean Soup or Stew Recipe5
Navy Beans Soup is a family favorite.
Cooking time: 1 hr. 40 minutes
- 3 cups dehydrated navy beans
- 1 cup diced tomatoes (or use ½ cup rehydrated dried tomato flakes from our store)
- ½ large onion, chopped, or ¼ cup rehydrated dried chopped onion
- 1 cup diced cooked ham (You can use ½ cup rehydrated TVP Ham Chips from our store)
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Minced fresh parsley, optional
- Rehydrate the dried beans.
- Drain the beans. Add the tomatoes with juice, onion, ham, broth, water, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Remove the ham hock and let it stand until cool enough to handle. Then, remove the meat from the bone and discard the bone.
- Cut the meat into small pieces; set aside. To make thicker soup, cool slightly, then puree the beans in a blender and return to the pan. Return ham to soup and heat through. Garnish with parsley if desired.
Kidney Beans Recipe6
This delicious recipe is a lifesaver when you have nothing in the fridge.
Cooking time: 35 minutes
- 2 cups dehydrated kidney beans
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- ½ cup finely chopped onion (use ¼ cup dried chopped onions from our site)
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped (or our sliced garlic)
- A piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
- ½ cup shredded coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground paprika
- 2 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes (or ½ cup rehydrated dried tomato flakes)
- 2 cups cooked rice, to serve
- Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and cook slowly. Stir occasionally until softened and just starting to turn brown. Add the garlic, ginger, and coriander. Cook for a further 2 minutes, until soft.
- Add the spices to the mixture. Cook for another 1 min. Add in the tomatoes and kidney beans, and then bring to a boil.
- Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes until the curry is nice and thick. Add seasoning according to your liking. Serve with cooked rice and garnish with coriander leaves.
Garbanzo Beans Recipe7
Garbanzo beans are versatile and can be used in various bean recipes. You will love how this easy recipe will tingle your taste buds.
Cooking time: 40 minutes
- 4 cups dehydrated garbanzo beans
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- ½ onion, chopped (or ¼ cup of our dried chopped onions, rehydrated)
- 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, minced, or 2 tsp of our dried jalapenos, rehydrated
- 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- ½ teaspoon garam masala
- 14.5 oz. vegetable broth
- 1 cup freeze dried cauliflower florets
- Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, ginger, and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add the masala, tomatoes, coriander, turmeric and curry.
- Cook for about 3 minutes. Pour in broth and stir thoroughly. Add cauliflower and garbanzo beans.
- Cook the stew until cauliflower is tender, for about 10 minutes.
Northern Beans Recipe8
Northern beans are full of flavor and make delicious dishes. This recipe will make heartwarming food without breaking the bank.
Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes
- 2 cups dehydrated great northern beans
- 1 ham hock or 13 oz. smoked ham
- 1½ tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, diced (or approximately ¼ cup rehydrated dried onions from our store)
- 1 cup dried carrots
- ½ stalk celery chopped (or ¼ cup rehydrated dried celery from our store)
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 4 cups water
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley optional
- Rehydrate the beans in a large pot by adding 2 cups of water.
- Heat the olive oil in a saucepan. Add the onions and cook until soft.
- Add the northern beans, onion, carrot, celery, bay leaf, ham hock, and seasonings to the pot.
- Pour in the chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Discard the bay leaf. Add the salt and pepper to your liking.
- Garnish with parsley and serve.
Enjoy these mouth-watering bean recipes on Eat Your Beans Day. Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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