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9 Bean Recipes to Take to the Bank

January  7, 2014

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

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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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A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).

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3 Comments

Christie January 8, 2014
These are awesome - making the burger this weekend for sure!
 
Trena H. January 7, 2014
Julie - you've read my mind. I can't wait to try these recipes. Thank you!
 
Kenzi W. January 7, 2014
Amen to this.