Congressional Bean Soup

This recipe was sent in by Hillbilly Housewife Newsletter subscriber Susan S. 8 cups water 1 pound dried Navy beans (rinsed and picked over) 2 cups diced lean cooked ham 1 cup finely chopped celery (we use the leaves too) 1 onion, finely chopped 2 Tbsp. finely chopped parsley 1 tsp. salt (may need more […]

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Lentil Chili

1-1/4 cups dry lentils (half a pound) 4 cups tap water 2 tablespoons oil or bacon grease 1 to 2 tablespoons dry onions 3 beef bouillon cubes 15 oz can tomatoes 2 teaspoons chili powder Dash hot pepper flakes or Tabasco sauce 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Place the lentils and the water in a large […]

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Lima Bean and Ham Stew

1-1/2 cups dry lima beans 1 quart tap water (4 cups) 15 ounce can chopped tomatoes 1 small onion, chopped 1 or 2 cups leftover chopped ham 2 beef bouillon cubes 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 cup milk 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch In a 4 quart saucepot combine the dry lima beans and tap water. Bring the […]

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Bean Cheese and Rice Squares

2 cups cooked, drained beans (or use a 16 oz can of beans, rinsed and drained) 2 medium eggs 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1 small onion, minced OR 1 tablespoon dry onion 1 cup cooked rice 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese I like to use kidney beans or […]

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Boston Baked Beans

  2 pounds white beans (northern or navy beans) 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons dry mustard 1/2 cup molasses 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 onion, peeled and chopped 4 to 6 oz of raw bacon, chopped Soak the beans overnight in plenty of tap water. Or, you can bring them to a boil on the […]

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Vegetarian Boston Baked Beans

2 pounds white beans (northern or navy beans) 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons dry mustard 1/2 cup molasses 1/2 cup brown sugar (optional, if you like your beans sweet) 1 onion, peeled and chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 to 2 teaspoons liquid smoke Soak the beans overnight in plenty of tap water. Or, you […]

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Baked Beans with Tomatoes

2 pounds dry navy beans or northern beans 6 oz can tomato paste 2 teaspoon salt 2 onions, coarsely chopped 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 cup brown sugar 2 to 3 tablespoons of molasses 1-1/2 cups hot tap water or bean juice 6 to 8 ounces of chopped bacon (ends and pieces are fine) First […]

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Homemade Refried Beans

Cooked Pinto Beans (or other beans, see note below) Fat for frying (margarine, oil, shortening, lard, bacon grease etc.) You can use any amount of beans to make this recipe. The best way I’ve found is to make a double batch of My Best Pinto Beans. On the first day have the beans in large […]

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My Best Pinto Beans

Pinto beans have gotten us through quite a few lean times. They are filling, nutritious and most importantly very cheap. You don’t need much to cook them other than time. The end result is a yummy main dish that can also be stretched into several other meals (think bean burritos the next day). Here’s my […]

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Hot Kidney Bean Salad

3 cups cooked kidney beans, well drained (cook 1 cup of dry beans, or open 2 15oz cans) 2 to 4 slices of bacon 1 small onion, sliced 1/3 cup vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt I don’t know why this dish is called a salad. I think it tastes more like a main […]

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Homestyle Lentils and Rice

3/4 cup dry lentils 3/4 cup brown rice 4 chicken bouillon cubes 2 tablespoons dry onion 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon oregano 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon basil 4 cups tap water 2 tablespoons oil or other fat In a 2-quart saucepan bring the water and oil to a boil. As the water […]

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Falafel

3 cups well cooked chickpeas; (2-15 ounce cans will equal 3 cups) drained well 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon dry parsley 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 2 medium eggs 1/4 cup whole wheat flour oil for deep frying You want the chickpeas to be very well cooked so they are easy to […]

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Lentil Pottage

2 tablespoons olive or other oil 1 large onion, chopped 4 stalks celery, chopped 2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic (or 1 teaspoon dry) 1-1/2 cups dry lentils 2 quarts (8 cups) water 4 to 6 chicken bouillon cubes Salt and Pepper to taste Heat the oil in a large pot. Add the onion, celery and […]

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Three Bean Salad

15 oz can green beans 15 oz can yellow or wax beans 15 oz can kidney beans 1 onion, sliced 3/4 cup vinegar 1/4 cup oil 3/4 cup brown sugar pepper to taste First drain and rinse all of the canned beans. I do this by dumping them all into a colander and running cold […]

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5 Can Bean Soup

15 ounce can kidney beans 15 ounce can chick peas 15 ounce can white beans 15 ounce can green beans 15 ounce can tomatoes, or better yet, tomatoes and zucchini 2 tablespoons dry onion 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon basil Salt & Black Pepper to taste This recipe is so easy and so good. […]

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