It’s time to end summer in count days. What will you do then? If you have dry or canned beans in your pantry, you have all you need to make an easy, budget-friendly meal. Beans are rich in many vitamins and minerals, and they are a great source of protein. Aside from the health benefits, beans are incredibly affordable. Here are some ideas for you!
Easy Crock Pot Pinto Beans With Diced Ham
These slow cooker pinto beans get color and flavor from a variety of vegetables, including tomatoes, carrots, and bell peppers. Use diced leftover ham in the dish or omit the meat for a vegetarian meal. Crumbled and browned sausage or diced or sliced smoked sausage are excellent alternatives as well.
Slow Cooker Calico Beans
Ground beef, bacon, and three kinds of canned beans are combined with barbecue sauce and seasonings to make this delicious bean dish. Calico beans are hearty enough to enjoy as a dinner entrée or serve them as a side dish with barbecue. This recipe is an excellent option for a potluck as well.
Southern Bean Soup
Warm, comforting, and ultra-nutritious, this Southern-style bean soup boasts several varieties of beans, barley, lentils, and split peas, plus tomatoes and green chile peppers for extra color and flavor. It’s sure to become a family favorite.
Senate Bean Soup With Ham
These days, the soup is made with fewer ingredients. Included in the modern Senate bean soup are some lightly sauteed onions and no potatoes, garlic, or celery. It’s a very simple, stick-to-your-ribs soup. Prepared with celery, onions, parsley, garlic, potatoes, and some spices, this bean soup delivers an extra delicious taste.
Vegetarian Bean Cholent
This vegetarian bean cholent is a refreshing change from the typical meat version and the crockpot makes it super easy to fix and cook. Some families have never developed a taste for cholent. That might all change with one taste of this vegetarian version. It’s hearty, delicious, and much lighter than typical meat cholent recipes.
Classic American Senate Bean Soup
It uses inexpensive ingredients, is hearty enough to make a meal, and while it needs a long cooking time, there isn’t much work to do. The original recipe included a cup of mashed potatoes, but this one calls for instant mashed potato flakes, making your job easier.
Whether you use dried or canned beans, they are loaded with nutrients, satisfyingly filling, and versatile enough to be a favored ingredient in many world cuisines. These recipes for soups may inspire you to cook the healthier dish at the end of summer. Just fill your soups with more healthy legumes.