Recipes For My Boys: Beans
Showing posts with label Beans. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beans. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pork Chops Beans and Vegetables Casserole

The very first meal hubby made for me.  ~HEART~  Pork Chops, Beans and Vegetables in a Casserole. He made this for me 25+ years ago and it's still one of my favorites.   ~heart~

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Black Bean Salsa

Who doesn't love snacking?  I know we do and we do it often!  There is just something about eating with hands. Hand reaches to chip, to salsa and dip, to veggies (a least one son's hand does) to hungry mouths that await anxiously.  Snack, snack, smack!  Yes, that was my boys! They tend to get a little overzealous with chips and snacks and anything they can make a loud, mouthy sound with.  I love my boys..but let's keep it quiet, okay?  This lip smacking Black Bean Salsa was just another noise in the bowl app, awaiting my hungry boys.  I adapted the recipe from a can of Bush's Best Black Beans!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Crock Pot Pork and White Bean Stew

My hubby, before we were married, made this wonderful meal for me the first time we ate together.  Yes, he cooked for me first.  ~smile~  He cooked it as a casserole (in the oven) and Oh. My. Goodness!!! If I wasn't hooked already...I was then. This still brings warm memories and smiles to my heart each time I make it.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Beef and Bean Burritos

My oldest son loves burritos!  Last night he requested them and, of course,  I complied.  I know you do the same.  ~smile~  Enjoy!

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Dark Chocolate Bean Cake with Raspberry Sauce

I am always looking for new recipes to make.  Especially ones I can sneak something healthy into like veggies or beans.  This time I used beans and nobody was the wiser.  It has a slightly different texture but not in a bad way.  It is a thin cake and will be eaten in no time at all.  I made this last night and it is already gone.  Make it for your family and don't tell them what the secret ingredient is.  You'll smile as they eat it and rave about their newest favorite cake.  Enjoy!

Dark Chocolate Bean Cake 

1 large can white beans, rinsed and drained
3 large eggs
1/2 unsweetened dark cocoa
3/4 to 1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 to 1 cup dark chocolate, chopped, or mini semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease 8" springform pan. 
In a food processor, mini processor (that's what I used) or blender,  pulse or blend, beans and eggs until smooth.  Put in bowl and whisk in cocoa, sugar, soda, salt, and vanilla extract.  Stir in chocolate chips, as many as you wish.   
Pour into a greased 8" in springform pan.  
Cook in preheated oven for 15 minutes, turn and cook another 12-18 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. 

Raspberry Sauce

2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen, I used frozen
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons granulated sugar, more if desired
1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract, optional

While cake is cooling, heat water and sugar until sugar is dissolved to make a light syrup.  
Add 2 cups raspberries to light syrup.  
You can add more water and sugar to make more syrup. 
Heat raspberries.
Spoon over whole cake or individual slices.  
Keep refrigerated if sauce is over cake.  


Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Most Beautiful Friends, A Doctor's Appointment and Bean Brownies

I went to the Doctor today.  The left side of my face has been drawing down, having headaches on the left side, tingling, jaw and neck pain.  I have also had a sinus infection forever!  I finally decided I needed to see what was causing all this and if there was a need for concern.  It turns out I have Bells Palsy.  The Dr. said there was no need for medication now unless it started affecting my eye.  I'm so thankful it hasn't and that my face isn't paralyzed.  I just have times when the corner of my mouth pulls way down and often the tendon in my neck with get really taut.

I mentioned this in a post last night on facebook and could not believe the Love, Support and Prayers I received!  Dear, Sweet and Caring friends let me know they were thinking of me last night and today.   It's a warm feeling of love that touches you when you need it the most.   My heart is so full by this!   I consider myself very Blessed to have such Beautiful Friends...Thank You from the depths of my overflowing heart!  <3 <3 <3 and Hugs!

While in the waiting, a recipe on tv cought my attention.  It was for Black Bean Brownies! I have seen this recipe before but have never cooked it.  I saw how super easy it was to make and if my boys would eat it..All The Better!  Protein and fiber in the form of a brownie works for me.  I even let them decorate the brownies themselves.  ;D  I didn't write the recipe down and didn't have the main ingredient either but the result was a Huge Hit by my picky taste testers!  They are on the thin side...could double the recipe.  They are very moist and chocolaty. One twin put a reese's cup on top of his and my oldest son put icing on his (I like this way the best)  So, if you are ready for Bean ya go!

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Bean Brownies

1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
 (I used a can of great northern beans, that was all I had, and forgot to rinse..oops I'm using black beans next for a firmer texture)
3 eggs
3 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 teaspoon instant coffee, optional..I didn't have any

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 8x8 pan


Put drained, and rinsed, beans in processor or blender and puree
Add eggs, blend
I had to do this in two batches...My mini processor only holds 2 cups :D

Add remaining ingredients except chocolate chips and blend together

Stir in chocolate chips
Pour into greased 8x8 pan
Cook in preheated 350 degree oven
Cook for 15 minutes, turn around
Cook another 10 minutes and check with toothpick
Mine were done at this point but I think the recipe I saw on tv said 30-45 minutes. I think the black beans make a denser brownie.
As always...My oven cooks different than yours.  Check at earliest time and adjust cooking time accordingly.
You can put more mini chocolate chips or reeses cups the last minute, or so, of cooking.  Or,  top with frosting.
My youngest decided he would cut the brownies! <3 and HUGs!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sweet Beans and Ham

We baked a ham Sunday and I wanted a pot of beans.  I was going to make Northern Beans and Ham but my oldest said he wanted "Sweet Beans".  That is his name for Baked Beans.  :D  So…..Sweet Beans and Ham it is!  A pan of Corn Bread and we will be set! 

Sweet Beans and Ham
1 bag of dried Great Northern Beans…12 oz
3/4 to 1 cup Ketchup
3 teaspoons Honey Mustard
1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar
1 small Onion, diced
1 1/2 cups diced Smoked Ham
1/3 teaspoon Pepper
1/2 Salt

Rinse beans and pick out any bad ones or foreign objects.  Put in pot, cover with water, boil 2 minutes.  Cover, remove from heat and let sit 1-4 hours.
Drain the beans and rinse.  Put in crock pot…add ingredients and water to cover.  Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low –10 hours.
Okay….NOTE HERE:  I boiled the beans for 2 minutes.  Let sit for 4 hours, first day with a girlfriend without my precious babies in umpteen years, then cooked on high for 5 hours in crock pot.  They were NOT done.  I had to cook them at 3 minute intervals for 30 minutes.  Sooooo, next time I will either….cook for an hour and then put in crock pot or, simmer on stove for the afternoon. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Chili Bean Salad Dip

My Boys are wanting to have a party today.  A Halloween Party to be exact.  Although I don't think the party theme will end up being Halloween.  I think it will be Play, Eat and Watch Movies theme instead.  :D

I made this dip for them to eat and also Orange Koolaid Sherbert using a very old recipe.  They are having pizza's also. 

This is great to pack in a lunch with veggies and/or homemade tortilla chips or made into a burrito or pita sandwich. 

Chili Bean Salad Dip


27 oz can Chili Beans, Don''t use all the liquid
1 12-16 0z block of Cheddar Cheese
1 can of medium Black Olives, sliced
1 large Tomato, mine were two small homegrown :D
Salad Mix
(no salt, I think it is salty enough for us)
Sour Cream for topping


small valdalia onion, thinly sliced
large carrot, grated
crumbled bacon
cooked hamburger mixed with the beans
the options are endless!

Puree the Chili Beans. 
Grate the Cheddar Cheese.
Chop the Black Olives into pieces or slice into rings.
Tear Salad Mix into small pieces.
Chop tomato in small pieces.

 Layer the same order as ingredients, except the options, just put them in wherever you get a hankering to.   I was going to heat the beans and cheese but couldn't find the pie plate I wanted to use.  I'm thinking My Boys were playing in my kitchen again.  :D  (We like it cold) Add pepper and salt if desired and top with sour cream.

You can use this as a dip for squash, cucumbers, celery, tortilla chips, store bought or make your own.*  You can also use this as a burrito and in pita bread. 

*To Make You Own Tortilla Triangles..Cut floured or corn tortillas into triangles and frying until puffed and just starting to brown, flip and do the other side.   They cook very fast so don't leave.  Season with salt once finished. 

Can also be baked.  Give them a light spray of oil and salt if using them as dip.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, turning halfway through.   

You can also top your tortilla triangles them with cinnamon sugar or parmesan cheese while still hot. 

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