Posts Tagged ‘Beans and Legumes’

Why Won’t My Dried Beans Soften?

Dear Home-Ec 101, HELP! We tried dried black beans and mistakenly added salt, seasonings, and wine after soaking and the beans are not getting tender even after hours of cooking. Are there any fixes for tough beans you know of? Thanks in advance, Chewy in Chesterfield Heather says: Despite what you have been told, salting…

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White Chicken Chili for the Slow Cooker or Crockpot®

Heather says: Last month Deneice, a member of the Home Ec 101 Community*, shared several of her recipes with me, including a recipe for white chicken chili. This simple recipe is easily adaptable to use what is in your refrigerator and pantry. Deneice’s recipe  called for lima and cannellini beans, but as I had neither I…

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Sue Polinsky’s No Tomato Chili Recipe

Heather says: When it comes to chili, I’m not picky, really. There have been very few chili recipes I’ve met that I haven’t enjoyed. That said, I know how some of you feel about chili, there are those who feel it isn’t chili if it contains: [insert ingredient here]. I’m just happy when you share…

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Last-Minute Bean and Corn Salad Recipe

Bobbie says: Have you ever been almost, but not quite, ready to serve dinner when a giant light bulb goes on over your head (so brightly that everyone in the room gets an instant tan) because you suddenly realized that all you actually have prepared for dinner is grilled chicken and potatoes? Or burgers on…

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Lentil Burgers

Heather says: In our house we try to keep meatless Monday in the rotation, but before we get into the recipe itself, let’s get one thing straight. You aren’t ever going to convince an omnivore that a lentil burger is just like a real hamburger. Just get that out of your head right now, it’s…

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