Unique Bean Recipes

When you think of beans, you probably think of classic recipes like chili and soup. But lately, we're seeing beans pop up in more and more creative ways. Tired of the same boring pepperoni pizza? Substitute white beans for your red sauce for a nutty take on the classic pie. Want to lighten up … [Read more...]

Chicken Tikka Masala with Pinto Bean Salad

pinto bean salad with pickled beet

Indian food can seem exotic and difficult, something you can only enjoy in restaurants and not in the comfort of your own home. But there's no reason you can't prepare healthy, fresh Indian food right at home. The best part of these recipes is how easy they are to whip up for dinner or a delicious … [Read more...]

Spread Some Beans on It!

When you think of bean recipes, do you just think of a big, old-fashioned crock of pintos? Those are delicious, but there's so much more to versatile, nutrient rich beans! One of the most interesting uses for great northern white beans or pinto beans is to use them on a sandwich or wrap. Here are a … [Read more...]

No Meat, No Problem: Vegan Bean Recipes

Being a vegan means you don't eat any product that comes from an animal, including meat, fish, dairy, eggs and even honey. For many it's a lifestyle choice, but eating vegan occasionally can be great for your waistline and your wallet. Meat and cheese are expensive, and include fats that can clog … [Read more...]

3-Course Meal with Pinto Beans

Are you surprised that you could prepare a 3-course meal with pinto beans in every dish? Take advantage of the versatility and nutritional value of pinto beans. We have prepared some delicious dinner ideas for you to impress your friends and family including an appetizer, entree and dessert. Put on … [Read more...]

Pinto Bean, Roasted Red Pepper and Steak Salad

Pinto Bean, Roasted Red Pepper and Steak Salad

Don't you just love it when you can be creative with leftovers? You open the refrigerator door, scan the shelves, pull out some leftover steak and if you're lucky, you create a magnificent bean salad like this one. Chances are, you can put this entire recipe together with items you already have … [Read more...]

Delicious Bean Dip Recipes

Dip may be one of life's most perfect foods. You can make it healthy by pairing it with fresh veggies, make it more substantial by slathering it on pita points or splurge a little on your diet with some good old fashioned chips. However you like to eat your dip, creamy, healthy beans are the perfect … [Read more...]

Perfect Bean Enchiladas

Beans of all sorts feature prominently into classic Mexican cooking, whether they're slowly stewed or used in a bright, fresh salsa. This week, we're focusing on one of the most popular dishes we know: enchiladas. A tender tortilla wrapped around savory filling, topped with sauce and smothered in … [Read more...]

Power Pintos: Pinto Bean Quinoa Salad

Pinto Bean Quinoa Salad

Eating protein rich food is a smart way to recover after a strenuous workout. We are always on the lookout for a pinto bean salad recipe with an extra helping of healthy. This week's pinto bean salad recipe does double duty in the protein department because it includes the grain quinoa. A high … [Read more...]

Pinto Bean Recipes: Frijoles Bandera

Frijoles Bandera

The Mexican flag is pretty cool. With fields of green, white and red, it features an eagle clutching a snake in its talons, which represents the founding of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, now Mexico City. These frjoles bandera (literally "flag beans") capture the colors of the flag but are 100 … [Read more...]