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9 Bean Recipes to Take to the Bank

By • January 7, 2014 • 3 Comments

After a month of holiday spending and overindulgence (re: Hangover Helpers and Sticky Buns), it's time to cut back. Enter the bean: your most hardworking and economical kitchen accomplice for the New Year. Chock full of flavor, not to mention protein and fiber, these small, inexpensive energy boosters are an adaptable and hearty base for a variety of delicious winter meals and snacks. Here are 9 creative canned and dried bean dishes that do the body -- and your bank account -- good.

Black Bean Orange Peel Edamame by savorthis 

Black Bean Orange Peel Edamame

 

Black Bean and Corn Burgers by Gena Hamshaw 

Black Bean and Corn Burgers

 

Chickpea, Spinach, and Chorizo Frittata by Hadyourtea?

Chickpea, Spinach, and Chorizo Frittata

 

White Bean Dip with Fresh Herbs by Gena Hamshaw 

White Bean Dip with Fresh Herbs

 

Black-Eyed Pea Cassoulet by Kayb

Black-Eyed Peas Cassoulet

 

Lentil and Sausage Soup with Kale by Merrill Stubbs  

Lentil and Sausage Soup with Kale

 

Wintry Mushroom, Kale, and Quinoa Enchiladas by Gena Hamshaw

Wintry Mushroom, Kale, and Quinoa Enchiladas

 

Terence Hill's Beans by Marie Viljoen

Terence Hill's Beans

 

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Tags: beans, healthy, everyday cooking, budget

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8 months ago Christie

These are awesome - making the burger this weekend for sure!

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8 months ago Trena

Julie - you've read my mind. I can't wait to try these recipes. Thank you!

Me

8 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Amen to this.