Cuisine: Beans

Tex-Mex Stew

I love pulling things from my pantry and freezer and making dinner. This Tex-Mex Stew didn't seem like it would be very good because it uses frozen peppers and onion soup mix, but I was wrong. It takes 5 minutes to prep and about 15 minutes to cook. I didn't even use a fork to eat it, just tortilla chips. You could actually pour it into a bag of Fritos, like Frito Pie.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

Pumpkin with White Beans and Bacon

This Pumpkin with White Beans and Bacon makes a wonderful autumnal side dish. I actually made this with butternut squash.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Tomato Chickpea Salad

This Tomato Chickpea Salad with fresh summer tomatoes and chickpeas is tossed with a simple sherry vinaigrette. Sautéing the chickpeas until they are browned and crispy on the outside then dusted with cumin gives them a wonderful depth of flavor.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Jamie Oliver’s Tender & Crisp Chicken Legs with Sweet Tomatoes & Basil

Jamie Oliver’s Tender & Crisp Chicken Legs with Sweet Tomatoes & Basil is an incredibly easy crowd-pleasing dinner to make. It's 10 minutes of prep, 1½ hours in the oven and voila. There is no sautéing, just put it in a pan and throw it in the oven. I served this with a large loaf of crusty bread and a crisp green salad. Oh, and there was wine involved!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Mexican Chicken, Corn & Black Bean Cornbread Casserole

This Mexican Chicken, Corn & Black Bean Cornbread Casserole only takes 5 minutes prep time. The creamy chicken filling is topped with cheesy cornbread. I used some taco seasoning which I bought in Santa Fe New Mexico which was VERY hot! I happen to like it that way, not sure about the rest of my family!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Israeli Couscous with Chopped Vegetables, Chickpeas, and Artichokes

Israeli couscous" is actually pasta, it's also called pearl couscous. This Israeli Couscous with Chopped Vegetables, Chickpeas, and Artichokes is a perfect dish to bring on a picnic or outdoor concert. I used Trader Joe's Harvest Blend Israeli Couscous.

By Leslie Blythe

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

Avocado Basil Hummus

This Avocado Basil Hummus is so absolutely delicious. The avocado and fresh basil really takes your ordinary hummus to a whole new level. Warning - it's addictive!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: Makes about 2¼ cups

Chicken with Chickpeas, Leeks & Yogurt Sauce

Chicken with Chickpeas, Leeks & Yogurt Sauce is very versatile because you can eat it hot, warm or cold. And the it's all done on one sheet pan, which is becoming my favorite way to cook.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Spicy Chicken-Tortilla Chip Casserole

This Spicy Chicken-Tortilla Chip Casserole is so good! It's an easy weeknight meal. The tortilla chips add a lot of crunch and texture to this dish.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

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