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 and Corn Burgers by Gena Hamshaw
Chickpea, Spinach, and Chorizo Frittata by Hadyourtea?
White Bean Dip with Fresh Herbs by Gena Hamshaw
Black-Eyed Pea Cassoulet by Kayb
Lentil and Sausage Soup with Kale by Merrill Stubbs
Wintry Mushroom, Kale, and Quinoa Enchiladas by Gena Hamshaw
Terence Hill's Beans by Marie Viljoen
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