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    • rev229
    • By rev229 11th Jan 10, 3:34 PM
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    Making chilli but no kdney beans
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    • 11th Jan 10, 3:34 PM
    Making chilli but no kdney beans 11th Jan 10 at 3:34 PM
    I am planning to betch cook some chilli have all I need except kidney beans. Don't really want to wander up to tescos as I will spend too much money. being snowed in means I am using up what I have in the freezer etc. I have red lentil and baked beans if that is any help.
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    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 11th Jan 10, 3:35 PM
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    • 11th Jan 10, 3:35 PM
    Why not take enough for two tins from tesco? And no other cards or money?

    Or yes, use the beans and lentils to bulk it out
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    • 11th Jan 10, 3:36 PM
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    • 11th Jan 10, 3:36 PM
    I use baked beans anyway as not a fan of kidney beans.
  • RachelW1987
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    • 11th Jan 10, 3:41 PM
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    • 11th Jan 10, 3:41 PM
    I just use baked Beans, my OH doesnt like kidney beans
    • lilian1977
    • By lilian1977 11th Jan 10, 3:44 PM
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    • 11th Jan 10, 3:44 PM
    Baked beans are fine but remember you'll get extra tomato sauce from these so allow for that with your sauce!


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    • The Mighty Gusset
    • By The Mighty Gusset 11th Jan 10, 3:47 PM
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    • 11th Jan 10, 3:47 PM
    I think if I was going to use baked beans I'd rinse the orange gloop off them.
    Alternatively, since you are batch cooking, presumably to freeze, why not simply wait until you can get out and buy some kidney beans.
    Or make something else ?
    Gus.
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    • 11th Jan 10, 3:55 PM
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    • 11th Jan 10, 3:55 PM
    Chilli with baked beans is delicious!
    • Bogof_Babe
    • By Bogof_Babe 11th Jan 10, 3:58 PM
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    I think if I was going to use baked beans I'd rinse the orange gloop off them.
    Originally posted by The Mighty Gusset
    Waste of good gloop .
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    • Lotus-eater
    • By Lotus-eater 11th Jan 10, 4:00 PM
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    • 11th Jan 10, 4:00 PM
    I get rid of the baked bean sauce as well, as it mucks up my chilli. Try sticking a can of cheap sweetcorn in there are well, really nice and makes up for the beans a bit.
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    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 11th Jan 10, 4:07 PM
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    I think if I was going to use baked beans I'd rinse the orange gloop off them.
    Alternatively, since you are batch cooking, presumably to freeze, why not simply wait until you can get out and buy some kidney beans.
    Or make something else ?
    Originally posted by The Mighty Gusset
    Or just use a tin of haricot beans
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    • organic wanabe
    • By organic wanabe 11th Jan 10, 4:11 PM
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    My DS never used to eat Chilli because he didn't like the kidney beans. Now I half them (bit of a faff) and he eats and enjoys it, and I much prefer them halved as well! However, if I run out of kidney beans then I use any other pulse which I have in the stockcupboard.
    Last edited by organic wanabe; 11-01-2010 at 5:13 PM.
  • 2009ismyyear
    Or you could make it without and then just add the kidney beans when you get each portion out of the freezer?
  • kunekune
    You don't need beans in chilli. The best chillis are made with stewing steak, not mince, and don't have any beans in them. What I'd do, if I was you and determined to have chilli, is do a bean-less chilli and just do some extra salad or veg on the side.
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    • THIRZAH
    • By THIRZAH 11th Jan 10, 8:25 PM
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    We always used baked beans in chilli when I was a student in the 1970s.
    • msb5262
    • By msb5262 11th Jan 10, 8:33 PM
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    Jamie Oliver's chilli in the Ministry of Food book has no kidney beans, uses chickpeas instead. He says there that you can use any kind of bean or even diced potato if you like. Go with the flow!
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    • tiff
    • By tiff 11th Jan 10, 8:51 PM
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    The baked bean sauce adds to the flavour! lol, I would use whatever you have. There are many variations and recipes for chilli, they all have one thing in common, chilli powder!
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    • Red Cat
    • By Red Cat 11th Jan 10, 8:53 PM
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    I had exactly the same issue last week and used white chick pea instead. Tasted delicious too!
    • psso
    • By psso 11th Jan 10, 8:54 PM
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    Another vote for baked beans here - with the sauce !- `cos we don`t like kidney beans either.
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    • rev229
    • By rev229 12th Jan 10, 12:55 PM
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    Decided on a chilli with no kidney beans as I normally have to whizz them up before adding as no-one likes them apart from me. Was going to add baked beans but forgot to bring them in from the garage. As the garden is rather icy they can go without!
    • jc2703
    • By jc2703 12th Jan 10, 12:59 PM
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    I never put kidney beans in chilli as no one likes them - usually just throw a handful or two of red lentils in.

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