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What are the best recipes to make with canned beans. Mainly canned red beans etc…veg friendly but open to meat options.


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  • I regularly make a simple veggie pot with beans. For example start with frying an onion, carrot, garlic, zucchini, capsicum, mushroom, a potato if you like (all finely cut), add salt & pepper, add a tin of beans (even baked beans can be nice). Put in the oven in individual oven bowls with an egg in the middle


  • Chilli con carne and Tomato and bean casserole with couscous are my go to recipes


  • vegetarian chili. serve with rice or on top of baked potato, or with corn chips, salsa and guacamole


  • I add them to mince for any dish, fajita, chilli etc Or mix with tuna and mayo for a sandwich filler.


  • Canned red beans are versatile and can be used in a variety of delicious recipes, both vegetarian and with meat options. Here are some ideas:

    1. Vegetarian Red Beans and Rice:

    Sauté onions, bell peppers, and celery.
    Add canned red beans, vegetable broth, Cajun spices, and simmer.
    Serve over cooked rice for a classic Creole dish.
    2. Red Bean Soup:

    Sauté onions, garlic, and carrots.
    Add canned red beans, vegetable broth, tomatoes, and seasonings.
    Simmer until the flavors meld, then blend for a creamy soup.
    3. Red Bean Salad:

    Combine canned red beans with diced tomatoes, red onion, bell peppers, and corn.
    Toss with a vinaigrette dressing and fresh herbs for a cold salad.
    4. Red Bean Tacos:

    Sauté canned red beans with taco seasoning.
    Serve in taco shells with your favorite toppings like lettuce, salsa, cheese, and sour cream.
    5. Red Bean and Vegetable Stir-Fry:

    Stir-fry canned red beans with mixed vegetables and your choice of protein (tofu, tempeh, or meat).
    Add a flavorful sauce and serve over rice or noodles.
    6. Red Bean and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers:

    Mix canned red beans with cooked quinoa, diced tomatoes, and spices.
    Stuff the mixture into bell peppers, bake until tender, and top with cheese.
    7. Red Beans and Sausage:

    Sauté sliced sausage (vegetarian or meat-based) with onions and garlic.
    Add canned red beans, diced tomatoes, and spices.
    Simmer until heated through and serve with rice or crusty bread.
    8. Red Bean Burgers:

    Blend canned red beans with breadcrumbs, onions, garlic, and spices.
    Form into patties and grill or pan-fry for a tasty veggie burger.
    9. Red Bean and Spinach Curry:

    Make a tomato-based curry sauce with spices.
    Add canned red beans and fresh spinach, simmer until wilted.
    Serve over rice or with naan bread.
    10. Red Bean and Chili:

    Make a hearty chili with canned red beans, diced tomatoes, chili spices, and your choice of vegetables or meat.
    Remember to adjust seasonings and ingredients according to your taste preferences. Canned red beans are a convenient and nutritious addition to many dishes, offering protein and fiber for both vegetarians and meat lovers.


  • vegetarian chilli then you can serve it in wraps, on spud, rice etc.


  • Baked beans?


  • Tacos are the best with red beans or even burritos


  • Chilli con carne, lots of other Mexican dishes, pasta and salad.


  • I make taco filling with kidney beans in the slow cooker. 2 cans of beans, stick of celery, big carrot, onion, capsicum all finely chopped. Garlic, salt pepper, chilli, cumin, coriander in jars added to taste. Let cook. Yum yum yum


  • Spag bol


  • I use a variety of beans as a replacement for meat in many recipes; easy to do and incredibly cost effective on the food budget.


  • Any meal thay is a cassrole or stir fry or bolongese


  • I use them in many casseroles to bulk it out but good in bolognaise, mince dishes, tacos etc.


  • I use canned beans in so many recipes; pasta, slow cooker meals, stews, pies and salads.


  • I use beans and lentils in all kind of things like pasta sauce, taco’s, soups, fried rice, vegan meat balls, in a cauliflower oven dish, in a bean & veggie dish with puff pastry, the list is endless


  • I use all sorts of beans in my nachoes, I just add the nacho sauce and a variety of beans. I need not have a recipe I just tend to make it up as I go along. I mainly use red and black beans and it tastes so good as an alternative to meat.


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