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#1 Old 08-22-2004, 01:48 PM
 
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Hi. by accident, I opened up a can of kidney beans, thinking they were chickpeas. I don't really like kidney beans much, so what do you think the tastiest thing I can do with them would be?



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#2 Old 08-22-2004, 01:59 PM
 
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The only thing i use kidney beans for is for chili.
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#3 Old 08-22-2004, 03:02 PM
 
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Chili or Minestrone soup.
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#4 Old 08-22-2004, 05:31 PM
 
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I would mix 'em in with other beans(chickpeas, black, whatever you like) and create a killer filling for burritos, adding rice, peppers, onion, etc. It would last you all week and you'd always have something to throw together last minute for a great meal.
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#5 Old 08-22-2004, 06:09 PM
 
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my mom makes this great thing with TONS of cilantro and walnuts

all you do is put a little bbq sause a little ketchup, some garlic salt and pepper in a pan, heat that up and then throw the beans and cilantro it (with some juice from the can) and some chopped walnuts and let it boil for a few minutes

great with rice or mashed potatoes ...
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#6 Old 08-22-2004, 06:10 PM
 
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oh yeah and a little vinegar and sugar too !
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#8 Old 08-23-2004, 05:29 PM
 
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rice and peas



INGREDIENTS :



1/4 cup kidney beans

1 clove of garlic

1 green pepper

scallion- 1 or two pieces, tops chopped off

black pepper

thyme, salt to taste

2 cups rice

coconut milk or coconut [to make coconut milk]. Cut coconut in small pieces and blend in about 3 cups water in the blender, strain through a strainer to seperate the milk.

(I just use a canned coconut milk lol)



METHOD:



Wash peas and soak in 2 cups of water.

Pour peas and water in a pot with coconut milk, garlic and put to boil.

Cook peas until tender adding more water if necessary.

When peas are cooked add salt, whole pepper, black pepper, thyme, & scallion.

Let season simmer.

Wash rice if necessary, then add to pot. Use a fork to mix everything together.

Cook on a low fire until done- about 20-30 minutes
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Kidneys are my faaavourite beans. I'll sit and eat them right out of the can. That doesn't help you much though.



I bet you could use them in a garlicky bean dip recipe, which usually calls for a can of white beans, but Kidneys might be pretty!!

e.g.: In Blender Puree...

1 can beans, rinsed drained

2 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

1 small clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon salt

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I'll sit and eat them right out of the can.



Me, too! I love kidney beans, especially the dark ones. I usually put them in spaghetti sauce...it's really good!
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#11 Old 08-23-2004, 09:14 PM
 
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Me, too! I love kidney beans, especially the dark ones. I usually put them in spaghetti sauce...it's really good!



I do that too!
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#12 Old 08-23-2004, 09:22 PM
 
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'Hearty Macaroni' uses Kidney Beans... It's my most favorite 'mom cooked it' sort of dish. It's basically, mararoni, kidney beans, tomato sauce, some spices and other things... I'll see if I can find the recipe.
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#13 Old 08-23-2004, 09:26 PM
 
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2 cups elbow macaroni and 4 cups water (cook macaroni)



Mix together:

1 onion, chopped

2 tablespoons oil

3 cups tomato juice

4 teaspoons chili powder

salt and pepper

10-ounce box frozen corn

19-ounce can kidney beans, drained



Heat it all up, add the pasta, and enjoy. It's way yummier than it's allowed to be for being so simple.
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#14 Old 08-23-2004, 09:58 PM
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'Hearty Macaroni' uses Kidney Beans... It's my most favorite 'mom cooked it' sort of dish.



That reminds me a bit of a pasta e fagioli casserole recipe that my sister recommended to me back in my omni days. I guess a meatless version of pasta e fagioli would be interesting.
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#15 Old 08-24-2004, 01:12 PM
 
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well, after failing to get to the Asian grocer (good thing the employees of one were on vacation and the other closed at 7) , I ended up at Wild Oats and impulse-bought some soy chorizo. I ended up making chili that came out pretty well.



anyway, thanks all.



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#16 Old 08-26-2004, 01:46 PM
 
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Beans on toast. Next time you accidentally open a can of kidney beans, have beans on toast for lunch. It's real good.
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#17 Old 08-26-2004, 09:39 PM
 
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I love to eat kidney beans just by themselves, or mix them with a little dressing. But my favorite recipe that I use them in is stuffed peppers (green peppers baked with a mixture of rice, stewed tomatoes, kidney beans, raisins, onions.... yum!).
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