Posts Tagged ‘ beans ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Anasazi Beans

The Prettiest Beans in the World A few weeks ago, I went to the store to replenish my stock of small red beans for red beans and rice. They were out of the red beans in the bulk aisle, so I tried the packaged, dried beans. That’s when I stumbled across a bag from Bob’s […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Forget the Bacon: Go Pancetta

Pancetta is Better Than Bacon What’s better than bacon? Ok, admittedly very little. But in recipes, it turns out that pancetta > bacon. I’ve been using bacon in plenty of bean and slow cooker recipes, and it works fine for flavor. But uncooked bacon leaves behind a stringy mess that needs to be fished out […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Quinoa with Tomatoes and Black Beans

Quinoa with Lime Dressing Last weekend, one of my Team in Training friends asked me about quinoa recipes. That was when I realized that I’ve never posted my standard, go-to recipe. (And yes, I realize that I’ve crossed some sort of line when I actually have a go-to quinoa recipe.) The quinoa will first be […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Cuban Black Beans with Beer

Frijoles Negros I’ve tried a lot of recipes for black beans, and while they’re all tasty, it turns out that this one — prepared on a whim — is the most flavorful that I’ve come across. It’s loosely based on the frijoles negros recipe from 3 Guys From Miami. Their cookbook is one of my […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Pinto Beans

Pintos are the quintessential Mexican staple. If I’m having burrito night (or taco night), there are always pintos or black beans involved. They’re good for you, are simple to make in the slow cooker, can be frozen and reheat well. As with all beans, soak them overnight. In the morning, rinse and add to the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: The Healthiest Food on Earth

There are some questions that don’t have easy answers. Mommy, what’s the healthiest food on Earth? I don’t mean what mix of foods is best. I mean what one food has the most of what I need to be healthy? – Tiny Kitchen Assistant Seriously? Can’t he ask something easy? I suppose that this is […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: Tuscan-Style Beans

A couple of weeks ago, my local Raley’s supermarket had small white beans on sale for $0.89/lb. I bought five pounds figuring that they’re a pretty versatile bean and I could surely come up with something creative. (Right?) First I made the baked beans that I posted last week, but with four more pounds of […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: Baked Beans

You’ll probably end up seeing a lot about beans in this “Try Something New” column. For years, beans managed to elude me, leaving me with giant pots filled with tough pellets or overcooked mush. But now that I actually know a little something about cooking, it’s my goal to figure out how to make all […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Hearty Veggie Soup

The holidays are coming to a close. You’ve eaten more than you can possibly imagine, and the last thing you want to do is cook. This is the perfect meal. Simmer all day, eat all weekend. This recipe came about when I used the random ingredients in my pantry and fridge to come up with […] Read More