A bean is the seed of one of several genera of the flowering plant family Fabaceae, which are used as vegetables for human or animal food. They can be cooked in many different ways, including boiling, frying, and baking, and are used in many traditional dishes throughout the world.

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  1. Portuguese Bean Soup

    Portuguese Bean Soup

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  2. ElizabethB

    Recipe White Beans with Pork Tasso and Ham Hocks

    This is the first time cooking beans under pressure. I usually cook beans in a slow cooker or slow and low on the range. INGREDIENTS 1 lb. dried Great Northern White Beans - rinsed and sorted 1 medium onion - diced (1 1/2 cups) 1/2 cup diced bell pepper 1 bay leaf 3/4 lb. Pork Tasso - diced...
  3. GadgetGuy

    What is your Favorite Method for Baked Beans?!!

    It's cookout time again! What food goes good with meat cooked outdoors? Baked Beans!! And since we've been talking about favorite ways to do things, what is your favorite way to make Boson Baked Beans? Many people do them completely from scratch or from the can already cooked & doctor them up to...
  4. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Chili Bowl with Beef and Pinto Beans

    Use a steak or meat not meant for long term cooking. Mine was labeled “Beef fajita meat”, and it resembled skirt steak already sliced up when thawed. Flank or flat iron steak would also work here. One could use ground/minced meat, but I find that the taste/texture experience of the chili with...
  5. Morning Glory

    Recipe Savoy cabbage with fennel, rosemary and beans

    The aniseed flavour of fennel is a very good partner for cabbage and rosemary adds a lovely aromatic flavour to this dish. Use any sort of beans you wish. I used borlotti, because I had some to use up but green flageolet beans or haricot beans would look pretty. I served this dish with potatoes...
  6. Morning Glory

    Recipe Slow cooked chunky chilli con carné

    This is probably the best chilli I ever made. I think in the past I was guilty of treating chilli as an easy meal to throw together using minced beef, a tomato sauce and chilli powder. Here I used chunks of beef shin marinated in a chocolate stout. When I first started cooking this and taste...
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