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    • WantToBeSE
    • By WantToBeSE 7th Mar 17, 11:01 AM
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    What can i do with beans?
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    • 7th Mar 17, 11:01 AM
    What can i do with beans? 7th Mar 17 at 11:01 AM
    I have loads of beans in my pantry. I have borlotti, cannellini, kidney, black and butter beans.

    Apart from veggie burgers, what can i make with them?
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    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 7th Mar 17, 11:02 AM
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    You could make an awesome chilli with them!!
    • WantToBeSE
    • By WantToBeSE 7th Mar 17, 11:10 AM
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    I didnt think of that! Thanks Oakdene!
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    • Tiddlywinks
    • By Tiddlywinks 7th Mar 17, 11:29 AM
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    Squizz them up with some garlic, tomato puree and herbs or some lemon juice and herbs to make a pate or dip.

    Mash them with nuts, breadcrumbs, onion and seasoning... press into a loaf tin and bake. Serve with a chilli or tomato sauce.
    • Out, Vile Jelly
    • By Out, Vile Jelly 7th Mar 17, 11:34 AM
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    If they're unopened there's no urgency surely?

    I've used black beans with squash in fajitas, and found a really nice winter soup recipe with butter beans, parsnips and Thai spices.

    You can also make a chilled bean pasta salad, like the posh ones in M&S.
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    • Ginmonster
    • By Ginmonster 7th Mar 17, 1:35 PM
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    Butter beans make great gigantes plaki (loads of recipes for this online but I use this one https://cookingonabootstrap.com/2013/03/20/gigantes-plaki-17p/)


    You can lob some in any soup to add some heft and protein.


    I make a salad by very gently frying some crushed garlic in olive oil and then chucking it over drained and rinsed cannellini beans, tomatoes and a load of chopped fresh parsley. A bit of salt and pepper and you're done. It's very simple but delicious with crusty bread.


    How about Boston baked beans? http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/bostonbakedbeans_10471 If you're veggie like me then I'd bung in some smoked paprika instead of pork.
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 7th Mar 17, 1:38 PM
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    Add a tin to any casserole or stew you make.
    • jfdi
    • By jfdi 7th Mar 17, 2:26 PM
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    Hummus, especially with the butter beans. Tastes yummy.
    • pumpkinlife
    • By pumpkinlife 7th Mar 17, 3:01 PM
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    I love beans, they are very versatile and interchangeable in most recipes. I like them in pasta with greens and a tomato sauce. They are great in stews and veg casseroles. Search for beans and rice recipes and you will find hundereds of variations!

    This is a lovely, cheap recipe for kidney beans that makes a change to chilli -
    https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/kidney-bean-curry

    You could use cannelini or butter beans in this recipe
    http://www.mayaskitchen.info/2012/08/27/white-bean-spread-or-simply-romanian-hummus/
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 7th Mar 17, 3:40 PM
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    cannelini bean chocolate cake? http://www.itv.com/lorraine/food/chocolate-beany-cake-sally-bee-recipe

    or, brownies? https://www.behealthysc.com/cannelini-bean-brownies/2013/08/11/
    Last edited by Chris25; 07-03-2017 at 3:48 PM. Reason: link not working
    • maman
    • By maman 7th Mar 17, 3:58 PM
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    You could make an awesome chilli with them!!
    Originally posted by Oakdene
    I'm not a veggie but I just love veggie chilli. You can use any chilli con carne recipe, just leave out the meat and add plenty of veg (onions, mushrooms, peppers, carrots) in with a selection of beans. Make a big pot or use SC and freeze in portions. Makes a quick meal with a jacket potato or rice.
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 7th Mar 17, 4:11 PM
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    Hi,

    wow, nice selection, just put them all together in a pot, add required amount of tinned chopped tomatoes, jazz it up with any herbs or spices that you want to use up, then bowl it up with cous cous, bulgar wheat or rice.
    Y'all take care now.
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 8th Mar 17, 12:01 PM
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    co-incidentally just found a recipe ripped from a newspaper

    leek & cannellini bean soup -


    600g leeks, fry in a little oil till soft add to
    1 litre hot stock then add
    2 x 400g beans, simmer for about 10 mins
    add 100g spinach, simmer another 5 mins then add
    150 ml milk & blitz it all up - add seasoning as req'd.
    • WantToBeSE
    • By WantToBeSE 11th Mar 17, 12:34 PM
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    Thanks everyone, really appreciate all the ideas!

    Out, Vile Jelly- the reason i want to use them up is because they've been in the pantry for a while and i want to start using them instead of spending yet more money on food.

    I'm making a chilli with them today, and stuffing some squash with the chilli. topped with some guacamole and/or sour cream
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 11th Mar 17, 2:54 PM
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    make them into a curry ,chilli or even bung them with cheese sauce into a lasagne
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