Dried Bean Recipes
Dried beans are healthy and economical: They cost much less than their canned counterparts and allow you to control the sodium and additives that go into your beans. Here are 14 dried bean recipes to get you started.
Add extra flavor to baked Great Northern beans with dry-cured Spanish chorizo, a type of smoked sausage with a deep red color. Be sure to use firm, dry-cured Spanish chorizo and not soft, raw Mexican chorizo for this recipe.
Inspired by his Cuban mother's black bean soup, Chef Douglas Rodriguez of DeLaCosta restaurant in Chicago developed the robust flavor in this recipe for people who didn't have money to spend on meat for stock. Here we use both fresh and dried oregano because each imparts a different flavor to the final dish.
This ham and bean soup recipe gets great flavor from a smoked ham hock, fresh vegetables, and fresh herbs. Starting with a package of dried bean soup mix instead of using canned beans helps keep the sodium in check.
Using broth to cook the beans instead of water makes them that much more savory. Seasoned with cumin and paired with chopped veggies make this an easy, healthy side dish.
Find flageolets, tiny French kidney beans, can be found in specialty food stores or online at www.indianharvest.com. For a nice presentation, garnish with thyme sprigs.
Add a green salad and crusty bread to this simple rustic dish for a satisfying supper. Simmer the beans on the stovetop if they're still not tender after cooking under pressure for 12 minutes.
The morel mushrooms give this healthy dish and earthy undertone. You can also use shiitake mushrooms and edamame, good year-round alternatives to morels and fava beans.
This rich dish balances sweet and tart flavors from the cranberries with savory notes from the pork and sage. Garnish each serving with a fresh sage sprig.
Just one serving of this side goes a long way toward helping you reach your daily fiber goal. To quick-soak the beans, cover with water to 2 inches above beans; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour. Then continue the recipe with preheating the oven.