Pinto Bean Soup
Use either tiny red adzuki beans or the larger kidney beans to give delicious substance to red bean soup. These easy recipes for red bean soup suggest several satisfying combinations, including Chinese, red kidney, and sweet red bean soup.
Slow cooker dinners are often heavier (read: fattier) fare, but this vegetarian dinner breaks the mold. Beans and greens stew with pumpkin and spices for a flavorful, fiber-rich dinner.
Packaged turkey meatballs turn chili into a 30-minute recipe. For added interest, it's made with three kinds of beans--kidney, pinto, and black.
The ribs are simmered until tender then coated in barbecue sauce to make a hearty topper for the flavorful soup.
Kick the flavor of the Mexican-style soup up a notch with a sprinkling of cilantro and a squirt of lime juice.
Chopped bacon gives smoky flavor to this spicy budget-minded chili. Use the biscuits to soak up every last drop.
Learn how to make bean soup, and you'll always have a hearty, nutritious, and inexpensive meal, any night of the week.
"Beans, beans..." While we all snickered at the saying as grade school children, it turns out beans really are good for your heart. High in fiber, they help your body keep your cholesterol levels in check, which can help prevent heart disease and other chronic conditions. And since dried beans tend to be among the cheaper offerings at most grocery stores, knowing how to cook pinto beans and other varieties is a great way to get a lot of bang for your grocery buck.
Remember back when Sunday dinners and holidays just weren't complete without everyone's favorite green bean casserole on the table? We all loved those crunchy fried onions topping the creamy blend of mushroom soup and beans. Learning how to make green bean casserole was a new cook's rite of passage, and this recipe sat in almost everyone's recipe box.
There are many types of ham and many methods for how to cook ham. Some hams are already cooked and sliced into spirals so that all you have to do is heat them up. Others are canned and can be sliced and eaten after being warmed. Country hams are completely different as they have been salt-cured and need to be bathed in water to remove the curing salt.
Once you learn how to cook a honey-glazed ham in your own kitchen you'll find it's just as easy to make one at home as it is to make the trip to a specialty store for a pre-sliced ham with a packet of glaze. What's more, you'll find the homemade version is considerably less expensive.