Bean Challenge

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Growing up in Brazil I ate beans and other legumes everyday, often twice a day. The smell of simmering beans takes me home. It’s a comfort, nutritious food I am always excited to prepare for my family and share with others. And when the question is
“What can I make for dinner?”

In 2013, I will be sharing the bean recipes we eat in our home.

We do not use can beans. The recipes are in cups, so you can use can beans if you have those available. Cooking beans from scratch is inexpensive. I use a pressure cooker and cook enough for the week and to freeze. I also love to use my slow cooker– I love coming home to dinner or have that going on busy days.

I have a weighted-jiggle top pressure cooker and when it begins to rock I know the pressure is reached. I then set my timer for the recipe. Most beans cooks around 10 to 15 from dried beans, less from soaked beans. I will post the recipe with the times from my pressure cooker. You can also read in great detail on wonderful resource: Steps by Step. also Check out this page with pressure cooker instructions and time charts. has an great pressure-cooker infographic!  

Acarajé, black eyed peas fritters

Baked Falafel

Basic Pinto Beans Slow cooker recipe

Beans, Beets and Sorrel

Beans with Mole Poblano

Beef and Bean Sprouts Japanese inspired patties

Black-bean Soup

Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Chocolate Soup

Black Bean Salsa

Black Bean Mushroom Burger


Chickpea Summer Salad

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Curried Lentils

Curried Butternut Squash Lentil Soup

Curried Butternut Squash Red Lentil Soup (Stone Soup)

El Locro, Ellie’s vegetarian version of Argentinian beans, corn and vegetable stew

Fava Beans Marinated with Za’atar Spice Blend

Feijão com Abóbora (beans with winter squash)

Feijão Refogado  (refried beans)

“Feijão Tropeiro” (drover beans)

Feijoada, Traditional Brazilian

Feijoada, Vegeterian version

Green Split Pea Soup with ham

Huevos Rancheros Frittata


Lentil Ramps Shrimp Salad

Oven Brown Rice and Lentils

Oxtail and Beans (Rabada e Feijão)

Pasta Fagioli

Pickled Garlic Scapes and Beans

Romano Beans

Salpicão, Brazilian Salad with Sprouted lentils

Smoked Paprika White Beans

Sprouted Lentils

Sprouted Peas and Spinach dip

Sprouted Lentil and Raw kale Salad

Sprouted Peas and Spinach dip

Texas Caviar

Tomato Bean Soup

Tutu de Feijão à Mineira, my dad’s way

Vegetable Tagine

Vegan Baked Beans

Veggie Chili

White Beans Parsnips Soup

White Beans Soup with Sorrel

White Beans, Sausage, and Chicken in 10 Minutes, cassoulet


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