Cuisine: Beans

Braised Fennel, Cannellini Beans, and Italian Sausage

Braised Fennel, Cannellini Beans, and Italian Sausage is a great slow cooker Italian dinner. Serve it with a crisp green salad and a loaf of crusty bread.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs 25 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Bourbon-Glazed Pork Chops with Hoppin’ John

Bourbon-Glazed Pork Chops with Hoppin' John is really delicious. It’s made in one skillet. The Kentucky bourbon gives a kick to these sticky glazed pork chops. In the healthier black-eyed pea Hoppin' John, this easy recipe uses smoked paprika instead of traditional ham or bacon. Hoppin’ John is a dish served in the Southern United States. Eating Hoppin' John on New Year's Day is thought to bring a prosperous year filled with luck. The black-eyed peas are symbolic of pennies or coins, and a coin is sometimes added to the pot or left under the dinner bowls.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins

“16 Bean” Pasta e Fagioli

This “16 Bean” Pasta e Fagioli is from Ina Garten’s new cookbook, Cooking for Jeffery. Pasta e fagioli, meaning "pasta and beans", is a traditional Italian dish. Pastafazoola, a 1927 novelty song by Van and Schenck, capitalizes on the Neapolitan pronunciation in the rhyme, "Don't be a fool, eat pasta fazool", and the Dean Martin song "That's Amore" includes the rhyme "When the stars make you drool, just like pasta fazool, that's amore".

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 50 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Green Chile Frito Pie

Frito pie is traditionally chili meat, cheese poured into a snack-sized sack of Frito chips cut open sideways. This recipe is more of a bowl. I had it at the Plaza Café in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was probably one of the best things I eaten in a long time. I have always been a fan of green Hatch chilies. This Green Chili Frito Pie was so good and VERY spicy, just they way I like it!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

Sausages with Spinach, Cannellini Beans & Tomatoes

Sausages with Spinach, Cannellini Beans & Tomatoes is all done in one pan for easy clean up. You can choose any type of fresh sausage you like.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Herbed Chickpeas

 

These Herbed Chickpeas are crispy, salty, very flavorful and so quick and easy to make. Chickpeas were one of the most nutritious members of the legumes family. They are a healthy, low-fat, high fiber, whole food snack.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: Makes about 3 cups

Foil-Baked Green Beans with Soy Sauce and Garlic

Try these really simple Foil-Baked Green Beans with Soy Sauce and Garlic on the grill tonight. It's minimal effort with fabulous flavor.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Haricots Verts, Beans and Israeli Couscous Salad

This Haricots Verts, Beans and Israeli Couscous Salad is perfect for summer entertaining. If you can't find haricots verts you can use regular green beans.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Lemony Lentil, Tuscan Kale and White Bean Salad

Lemony Lentil, Tuscan Kale and White Bean Salad is a great make-ahead weekday lunch. The kale benefits from marinating in the lemony vinaigrette.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Roasted Chickpeas with Sesame Seeds, Lemon and Thyme

Roasted Chickpeas with Sesame Seeds, Lemon and Thyme is a super healthy snack and full of protein.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings