There are a lot of benefits to consuming beans. They’re a complex carb rich with fibre, antioxidants, and vitamins and they’re the cheapest source of protein you could possibly find. Why aren’t we all eating way more of these bad boys? I presume it has something to do with now knowing what to do with them. Honestly, what do you do with beans?
Often, I stare at the stash of canned and bagged whatevers we keep in the back hallway. The apocalyptic supply of legumes and various other items all awaiting the day when fresh food is no longer available. I wonder why we’re not eating those so-good-for-you beans. The rest, I am saving for the apocalypse. But the beans – why should those little gems go to waste? They last forever, but WHY am I just letting them collect dust when they are so good for me?
So we’ve committed to eating more beans.
Thus far, we bring you the two laziest bean ideas to have ever graced the internet. We have plans to engage you with more complicated beans. It’s a work in progress, here, so bare with us.
Lazy Brown Beans
- Canned Brown Baked Beans – we have a strong preference for the Bush’s Vegetarian because they don’t taste like syrup or pork.
- Dry mustard
- Open can and empty into saucepan.
- Add dry mustard to taste.
- Revel at the remarkable improvement in a canned baked bean.
Less Lazy But Still Pretty Lazy Mixed Beans
- Canned Mixed Beans (2 cups) – the 540 mL cans should do the trick!
- Onions (2 whole)
- Pepper (to taste)
- Cut onions. Julienne is recommended.
- Caramelize onions (about 15 minutes)
- Add canned beans to caramelized onions. Reduce heat and warm beans for approximately 4-5 minutes.
- Sprinkle with pepper.