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    • Corona
    • By Corona 9th Oct 16, 4:34 PM
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    What to make with tin of black beans?
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    • 9th Oct 16, 4:34 PM
    What to make with tin of black beans? 9th Oct 16 at 4:34 PM
    After my last shop, I realised that, instead of picking up a tin of refried beans (which I love with tacos) I'd picked up a tin of black beans instead (almost identical labels) . I've never had them before and was wondering if anyone has used them in a recipe they'd recommend? Thanks.
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    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 9th Oct 16, 4:41 PM
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    how about making refried beans in the slow cooker? http://penniesandpancakes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/crockpot-refried-beans-019-per-cup.html#.V908cfArLIW

    you'd have to reduce the cooking time & water content as they are already cooked. I made this with dried blackbeans the other week and it's good

    You can use beans in anything - chilli veggie or meat, pasta bake, as a side with mexican food

    oooo now I'm thinking! What about a mexican chilli chocolate bean soup ala jack monroe?
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    • dingdongsaving
    • By dingdongsaving 9th Oct 16, 4:55 PM
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    We often make jambalaya with black beans...black bean soup is also a fav of my hubby.
    • Slowly57
    • By Slowly57 9th Oct 16, 5:01 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:01 PM
    mmmmm dip!
    http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipes/tag-2868/black-beans-recipes.aspx
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    • Corona
    • By Corona 9th Oct 16, 5:05 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:05 PM
    Dried beans when cooked?
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:05 PM
    Sounds great. I love posting on this board - so much useful knowledge out there. I'd missed JM's soup recipe (somehow?) but it sounds delicious (especially as there's chocolate in it!)

    One quick question - does anyone know how to convert recipes for dried beans/beans in tins to the other? Or in other words, by roughly how much do dried beans increase in weight when they're cooked?

    Cheers.
    • Nomoonatall
    • By Nomoonatall 9th Oct 16, 5:53 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:53 PM
    Conversion guide for dried beans...

    http://www.reluctantgourmet.com/bean-conversions/
    • Corona
    • By Corona 9th Oct 16, 6:06 PM
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    Conversion guide for dried beans...

    http://www.reluctantgourmet.com/bean-conversions/
    Originally posted by Nomoonatall
    Thanks for this. It seems to suggest that for beans and lentils they expand 3x when cooked.

    I guess it's an American site - and, sadly, I don't know what a Cup is equivalent to, but I guess remembering the 3x after cooking is a good rule of thumb.
    • Nomoonatall
    • By Nomoonatall 9th Oct 16, 6:30 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 6:30 PM
    Thanks for this. It seems to suggest that for beans and lentils they expand 3x when cooked.

    I guess it's an American site - and, sadly, I don't know what a Cup is equivalent to, but I guess remembering the 3x after cooking is a good rule of thumb.
    Originally posted by Corona
    A cup is any cup you wish to use...just use it for the rest of the recipe! x
    • Sam Fallow
    • By Sam Fallow 9th Oct 16, 7:17 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 7:17 PM
    Chicken and green peppers in black bean sauce.
    • hanb
    • By hanb 9th Oct 16, 8:03 PM
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    I make black bean brownies... slightly different suggestion but I think they're great for a healthy treat
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