Category Archives for Beans, Peas & Lentils

Split Pea Dahl

1 cup dry split peas 2 tablespoons olive or oil 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper Cooked Brown Rice Simmer the peas in about a quart of water for 45 minutes, or until they are tender. Cook the rice while […]

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Lentil Stew

1-1/2 cups lentils 1-1/2 quarts of tap water (6 cups) 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 15 oz can tomatoes 1 large onion, chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon basil (optional) Get out a large stew pot. Put the lentils in it, and add the water. You can wash the […]

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Chick Pea Hummus

15 ounce can chickpeas, drained* 1/4 cup fresh parsley 3 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste) 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 clove garlic, peeled 1/2 cup tap water 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) Drain and rinse the chick peas, to remove any flavor leftover from the can. I do this by putting the chickpeas in […]

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Taco Style Lentils & Rice

3/4 cup dry lentils 3/4 cup brown rice 4 cups tap water 4 beef bouillon cubes 2 teaspoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder In a 2-quart saucepan bring the water to a boil. As the water is heating, add the lentils, rice, bouillon, chili powder, cumin, onion […]

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Tortilla Chip Pie or Easy Taco Salad

2 – 15 oz cans kidney beans, drained OR 1 cup of dry beans, cooked tender (about 3 cups of cooked beans) 1/2 to 1 pound ground beef or turkey 1 tablespoon dry onion 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon EACH garlic powder and oregano 1/8 teaspoon pepper 15 […]

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Sausage Bean Skillet

1 pound turkey sausage 4 stalks celery, sliced 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon honey 3 cups cooked lima beans  (or any other kind for that matter; about 2-15 oz cans) 15 ounce can tomato sauce First get out a large skillet. In it fry the turkey sausage until it is quite […]

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Butter Beans

Butter beans is one of those great dishes that are best when prepared very simply. If you haven’t had them in a while (and especially if you didn’t care for them much as a kid) give them another try. I’m sure they’ll quickly become a family favorite.   Butter Beans Recipe Type: Side Dish Prep […]

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TVP and Bean Burrito Mix

1 cup plain or unflavored TVP granules 3 tablespoons dry onion 2 tablespoons dry bell pepper (optional) 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon oregano 2 beef bouillon cubes Combine the TVP and all of the other ingredients in a resealable plastic container. I like to use zip-lock bags. […]

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Easy Chili

1 pound ground beef 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic minced, or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 15 or 28 oz can of tomatoes 6 oz can tomato paste 4 cups cooked pinto or kidney beans(see note below) 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon dry parsley (optional) Get out […]

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Red Beans & Rice

1 pound dry kidney beans (approximately 6 cups cooked) 2 quarts of tap water 1 pound turkey sausage 1 large onion, chopped 4 stalks of celery chopped 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic 2 teaspoons salt Good shot of Tabasco Sauce Hot Cooked Brown Rice or White Rice (double the recipe for the rice) Soak the […]

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Bean & Bacon Bit Soup

An old fashioned soup that’s sure to please. 2 – 15 oz cans small white beans, undrained OR 1 cup of dry beans, cooked tender (about 3 cups of cooked beans) 4 cups beef or vegetarian-ham broth 1/4 cup catsup 1/2 an onion, chopped 1 stalk of celery, finely chopped 1 carrot, finely chopped 1/8 […]

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