Vegetarian mince, kidney beans, onion, celery and capsicum are simmered in a slow cooker to create this hearty vegan chilli bean dish. Great with rice and nachos and in tacos and burritos.
Cooked in a pressure cooker, red kidney beans are cooked with fennel seed and cayenne pepper. This is very good as is with rice or mixed with cubed ham. Use this quick soak method to cook any dry beans in the pressure cooker.
Both beef and turkey provide you with vitamin B6; the kidney beans are a prime source of folate; the tomatoes give you vitamins C and E; and the onions, capsicums and corn give you more vitamin C and folate.
This colourful soup is inspired by the spicy and complex flavours of chilli con carne. Full of delicious vegetables and served with tortillas and a refreshing salsa, it makes a healthy main course soup.
Having diabetes doesn't mean giving up favourite family meals. Here, chicken sausages replace the more traditional pork in a hearty hotpot, with a spicy bean sauce and thinly sliced root vegetables.
The unbeatable bean is a great low-fat, high-fibre protein source that's rich in folate (and other B vitamins) as well as minerals, including iron, potassium and magnesium.
Nothing takes the chill out of a winter evening like a bowl of steaming, spicy Mexican-flavoured lentils. And it's full of other yummy magic foods like capsicums, carrots, mushrooms, tomatoes, kidney beans and coriander. Serve it with rice or in burritos, soft-shell tacos and enchiladas.
Make this glorious salad when green beans are in season. It is light, fresh and utterly delicious.
Pico de gallo (Spanish for "rooster's beak") is a fresh salsa made from chopped tomatoes, onion and chillies.
Spicy chilli lamb with beans makes a great base for this warming version of shepherd's pie; the crisp, garlicky potato crust tops it off fabulously.
This classic Tuscan salad uses cannellini beans, red kidney beans and fresh green beans. Combinations of different beans can be used.
Colourful three-bean salad is as easy to make as it is delicious. When you add rice and lots of vegetables, it becomes a substantial, nutritious one-dish meal.
Red kidney beans and bacon add a wonderful depth of flavour and extra substance to this medley of vegetables. Enjoy it with pork during the cold months of autumn and winter.
If you've never experienced the combination of cocoa and chilli, try this delicious stew and discover what Mexicans have known for centuries--that they are a match made in heaven.
This fantastic chilli beans recipe has been honed over 15 years of cooking laziness - prepared in 5 minutes and aged to perfection in a slow cooker. Stir it every couple of hours (if you're in the house) to help fuse flavours and eliminate any pot-sticking. Perfect for use with nachos, tacos, dips etc. You can use a tin of lentils instead of the vegetarian mince.
Entok is young Indonesian duck and the first time I made this recipe I used entok mince. You can also use duck or turkey…or even chicken mince. This meat makes this dish lighter and less fatty than using beef mince but it still has plenty of flavour.
A lovely dish that is easy to make and tastes great. Brown the meat first as this gives it flavour a slow cooker just cannot achieve.
An easy bean recipe for the slow cooker, with only a few ingredients and simple spices. Good to eat as is with rice or in tacos or nachos.
There are tons of delicious spinach salad recipes out there. But this recipe holds a special place in my heart. We have been eating this in my family for years. My auntie contributed this spinach salad to a charity cook book, and we have all been sucking in the spinach with gratitude ever since. The original recipe contained fried bacon pieces. I substitute this for kidney beans, which is a fantastic alternative for vegetarians. You still get the protein, and also the splash of red colour.
This is a recipe that I got with my slow cooker but,, as with all my recipes, I have tweaked it a little. Also I sometimes leave adding the chilli till after it is cooked so I' can take out the kids' portions beforehand.