Category Archives for Beans, Peas & Lentils

Tubani

Tubani is a food found in Benin. it is made with bean flour. take any sort of bean flour and mix it with enough water to make it like cake batter.. or thin enough to run off your hands but thick enough to make a peak. you can add a bit of salt. that is […]

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Healthy Cheap Taco Filling

Mommy Beautiful Taco Filling Ingredients: -2 med. Potatoes diced. – Taco seasoning -1 lb. ground beef -2 C. fully cooked pinto or black beans Instructions: 1. Evenly spread diced potatoes on a plate on a paper towel. Cook potatoes in microwave for 3 minutes on high. 2. Meanwhile brown beef in a skillet. Drain away […]

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Delicious Beans and Potatoes

Make mashed potatoes. While they are cooking take cooked pinto beans, drained, cooked kidney beans, drained, or a mix, or leftover bean soup or leftover beans that kidney or pinto beans are in them, and put them in a processor until relatively smooth. May add salt, spices, especially chili powder &/or cumin. Heat, then turn […]

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Crockpot Red Beans And Rice

1 cup dried red beans 4 cups water, (or more if needed) 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning 1 1/2 teaspoons Tabasco pepper sauce 1 cup chopped celery 1 1/2 cups chopped onion (or 1/4 cup onion flakes) 1 finely chopped green bell pepper 2 cloves chopped garlic (or a good dash of garlic powder) 1/2 pound […]

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Homemade Refried Beans

As prices of canned refried beans have gone up, I looked for an alternative to paying $.80-$1/can and decided to make my own. It’s so simple and doesn’t take much time or effort. 1 bag pinto beans water bacon grease or veg shortening (optional) salt to taste Soak beans overnight. Cook over low heat 3-4 […]

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Leftover Chili Stretcher

Yet another way to make your dollar stretch further with a larger family is to serve meat and bean chili (seasoning made from scratch) with cornbread. But before you think you have *ho-hum* heard this before, let me tell you how i do it. Using a greased muffin/cupcake pan or other small baking dishes, scoop […]

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Hillbilly Enchiladas

1 10 count pkg of beef and bean burritos 1 sm can of enchilada/red sauce 1 pkg of shredded cheese preheat oven set at 350-400 degrees arrange the burritos to fit into a 13×9 pan then pour entire can of sauce on top bake for 15min then take it out and put the cheese on […]

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Sweet and Sour Lentils

1 cup lentils 2 1/2 cups water 2 beef bouillion cubes 1 bay leaf cook above until tender and then add: 1/4 cup apple or pineapple juice 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 clove garlic crushed sauteed onions if desired heat to bubbly, serve over brown or white rice Disclosure: Some […]

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Frugal Baked Bean Casserole Recipe

For a family of 6: 2 LG cans of baked beans 1# of any meat (I’ve used hamburger and sausage, not together though) 4-5 potatoes 1/4 cp brown sugar 1/4 cp ketchup diced onions and green peppers (if on hand) **** Boil potatoes until they are just soft but not falling apart. Drain water from […]

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Pea Sausage Recipe

I always remember my mother-in-law (we always called her Granny Windham) making this recipe. She invented it during the depression when they did not have any meat to eat. She was the type of cook who never used measurements, just a little of this and a little of that. She would take leftover black-eyed peas […]

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Paupers Dinner

2 cans baked beans 1/4 cup Maple Syrup (Or Karo Syrup or Molasses) 1/4 cup brown sugar (could use white sugar or diet sugar) 3 or 4 slices of bacon if you have it. Mix all ingredients except bacon together and put in baking pan. Lay bacon across the stop. Bake at 350 for 1 […]

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Lentil Sloppy Joes

This protein-rich dinner is my “no-brainer:” fast, easy, filling, and something I know the whole family will eat willingly. Cook lentils according to package directions. Once the lentils are cooked, add directly to the sauce pan the following ingredients: 2 parts ketchup 1 part prepared mustard 1 part worchestershire sauce Mix well, serve on buttered […]

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