Hey guys! I hope everyone is doing well in light of the struggles we are all currently facing. I know everyone (myself included!) is getting into the kitchen a lot more these days, and cooking from our pantries and with what we have available.
I thought I’d do a roundup of some of my favorite bean recipes here on Tide & Thyme. They’re great to keep in the pantry in either dried form, or canned – or both! They can always be counted upon to provide a hearty meal – whether the recipe is a quick one that takes just a few minutes…or one that’s simmered for hours. Beans are so versatile in the kitchen!
Also be sure to take a peek at the post I did a few years ago for a well stocked pantry. I list all of my favorites to have on hand! Stay safe everyone.
Nancy’s Beer Braised Pinto Beans – Beans, beer, and spices are simmered for a couple of hours to yield a tender and flavorful pot of beans. Instructions for Instant Pot included too! I like using dried beans – you can use an overnight soak or the quick one-hour method (place beans in pot and cover in cold water. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn off heat and let beans sit one hour. Then strain, and proceed with recipe. Soaked beans can also be frozen for future quick recipes, instead of using a can!
Chile con Carne – Chili has long been one of my guy’s favorite meals. Serve it with chips and fixings the first night, and leftovers make great nachos or chili dogs!
Bean and Cheese Enchiladas – These enchiladas take just a few minutes to throw together, and after a quick bake in the oven yield a filling meal that everyone will love.
Crockpot Red Beans and Rice – I love this super easy twist on classic Red Beans & Rice. It uses smoked sausage, which lasts in the refrigerator for months (great to have around to add to a quick meal!) – and it cooks in the slow cooker – so you set it and forget it!
Navy Bean Soup – I don’t think it gets more comforting than bean soup. This recipe uses a ham bone, so it’s perfect to make with those leftovers from Easter hams!
Brazilian Black Bean & Pork Stew – this is another great meal that utilizes the slow cooker. Tender juicy chunks of pork and tender black beans are simmered for hours. Then topped off with a fresh, spicy salsa.
Beef Burritos with Poblano Queso – I don’t know about you guys, but I LIVE for queso. Enrobe a burrito with it and I’m completely swooning. This one uses ground beef, black beans, and frozen corn kernals as a base. Then it’s bathed in a homemade poblano queso.
Elly’s Black Beans – this recipe comes from an old friend from by blogging days, back when we were all getting started. I’ve since started adding Lizano seasoning to my black beans, which I’ve added into my repertoire thanks to Pico Taqueria here on Chincoteague. But, without it – they’re still ahhhmazing! Great for black bean tacos, on nachos, in a burrito…the list is endless.
Chipotle Bean Burritos – Yes, another burrito. But this on literally only takes 10 minutes to throw together. And they’re incredibly delicious. One of my favorite older recipes here on the blog!
Black Bean Soup – I love black bean anything, and this soup is no different. I like to top it off with a dollop of sour cream and some fresh pico de gallo when serving.