Want to save some money at the grocery store? Start adding dried beans to your cart.
Check these facts out…
One ½ cup serving of dried beans contains 6-7 grams of protein, large amounts of iron, potassium, and calcium, and costs about 20 cents.
So they are cheap and good for you.
And I’ve got so many in my cupboard that I don’t know what to do with them all.
I’ve been scouring the internet for good recipes that don’t make me feel like, “Oh no, not another bean recipe!” and have I got some goodies for you.
***Disclaimer: I will not be held responsible for the gastrointestinal consequences of serving beans every night for dinner. For goodness sake only serve one bean recipe per week!
So this week I’ll be sharing some of the best bean recipes on the net or in my personal stash of recipes. You won’t be disappointed.
Hear are some basics about preparing beans….
First, cover the beans with water at room temperature. Soak them overnight or for 8 to 10 hours. Keep the beans covered by water while soaking. Be sure the soak water is at room temperature. Hot water may cause the beans to sour. Cold water slows rehydration and the beans will take longer to cook. Discard the soaking water. This removes most of the flatulent causing sugars. You’ll thank me for that.
And here is the first bean recipe of the week….
Crockpot Falafel at A Year Of Crockpotting.
The only changes are to use dried beans. (Much cheaper than canned) So just soak them overnight (at least 12-24 hours) drain them and jump right in with her directions. You’re gonna love these!
***oops, left out a very important step...to COOK the beans after draining by simmering in boiling water until tender. (1-2 hours).