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Old 02-03-2009, 03:09 PM   #1
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Cannellini Beans - too many cans

I have found that I have 5 cans of cannellini beans. I don't even know why I have that many. What can I do with them?? I don't mind buying other ingredients to go with them, so any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Old 02-03-2009, 03:20 PM   #2
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make some soup, add onion, peppers, diced ham, i would saute these before adding. use the juice in beans and add chicken stock if to dry. i often add cooked carrots, celery (again saute) put in couple bay leaves. add lots of black pepper. hold the salt, canned beans have lots of salt, as does the ham. and what ever herbs or spices you like. since everything will be cooked, just simmer about half an hour to get benefit of herbs . make some cornbread and chow down.
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:36 PM   #3
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Cannelini beans are mild, so I mash them up and add them to things for nutrition and/or bulk. I made spinach dip with a can of mashed up beans, a can of water chestnuts, a pound of spinach and mayo and sour cream. It was very good and had way less fat than normal.
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:03 PM   #4
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You can use them to make a sort of Tuscan hummus. Blend them up w/ herbs, lemon juice, salt and pepper and some olive oil for a really great dip :)
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:11 PM   #5
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You can use them to make a sort of Tuscan hummus. Blend them up w/ herbs, lemon juice, salt and pepper and some olive oil for a really great dip :)
I do this almost every weekend for my tennis team. They inhale it.

I usually add garlic, capers and sneak in some anchovie paste.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:55 PM   #6
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try this

this recipe came from middie. It's become a staple soup at our house.

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
1 pound mild italian sausage, cooked and drained
1 (15.5 ounce) can cannellini beans (white kidney), undrained
salt and ground black pepper

Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic
and sautee, stirring ocassionally about 2 minutes or until onion is tender.

Stir in flour, gradually whisk in milk and broth.

Cook, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Add sausage and the beans. Heat through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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I've used them in chili as well as hummus and also in salads.
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:23 PM   #8
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mudbug ~ That sounds really good. I'll have to try that one.
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:33 PM   #9
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I saw a recipe today for a Spanish Omelette that called for potatoes and cannelini beans. Let me know if you're interested.
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White Chicken Chili, Turkey Drumsticks Braised Lamb-Shanks Style Over White Beans; Kale, Bean & Turkey Sausage Soup; part of a Nicoise or other salad. . . .
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