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Old 04-05-2012, 09:04 PM   #1
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Leftover pinto beans suggestions?

When I cook beans, I make several pounds so I can have leftovers. Then I forget what I had in mind & freeze them as is. What do you guys do with pinto or any leftover beans?


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Old 04-05-2012, 09:08 PM   #2
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:24 PM   #3
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Beans and rice, with smoked meat and/or sausage of some sort. Bean soup. Bean dip is good too!
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:28 PM   #4
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Add some crumbled bacon then get a large flour tortilla, butter it add some of the beans and juice whizz in the m/w fold like a burrito and noshoften ann some finley chopped onion sweet or green makes it yummy.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:10 PM   #5
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Chili, Quesadillas, Tacos, Burritos...

Bean salad with corn, chopped sweet onion, black olives, tomatoes, cilantro (optional), etc. with a lime vinaigrette.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:28 PM   #6
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bean dip or (non-chickpea) "hummus"!
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:46 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Siegal View Post
bean dip or (non-chickpea) "hummus"!
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:20 AM   #8
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one of the most simple things that i make: escarole and bean soup. it's traditionally made with canellini or other white beans such as great northern, but i've used other coloured beans with good results. and if you use veggie stock, it's suitable for vegetarians.

just 7 simple ingredients, and it's ready in 20 minutes so long as the beans are already cooked/soft. i usually use canned beans that are pretty much ready to eat.
quite simply, beans, escarole, garlic, onions, chicken stock (or vegetable), evoo, and parmesan cheese.

in a stock pot, sweat the diced onions and gently brown the garlic in evoo, toss with a load of chopped escarole and saute until it wilts, add beans and enough stock to cover, bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 10 or 15 minutes.
ladle into a bowl, sprinkle with grated parm , drizzle with a little evoo, and garnish with a few large shavings of the parmesan cheese.

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Old 04-06-2012, 01:57 PM   #9
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Well, Hold it right there, Pardner. I didn't know you could freeze beans!!

This opens up a whole realm of possibilities. I like making pintos and then using in burritos, tostadas, refried beans, etc and keep turning one dish into another until the beans are all gone. But really, after while, the dishes all do seem kind of similar. Since you say they are freezable, I can save for later use. Swell.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:06 PM   #10
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Re-heat a few ladles in a saucepan. Mash or use stick blender until smooth. Add a tablespoon of ground cumin, 2 teaspoons of chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper. Then stir in 3 - 4 ounces of shredded cheese and heat until bubbly.

Serve immediately with tortilla chips.


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