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Online groceries cock up. What do I do with a 10 bean mix?

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TheSkiingGardener Wed 20-Jul-11 10:34:44

I thought I'd try some of this healthy eating stuff and thought it was a salad or something, but it's the dried beans.

Ideas for what to do with it gratefully received.

DamselInDisarray Wed 20-Jul-11 10:37:09

Make a 10 bean chilli with them (remember to soak them overnight before you cook them). Or cook them and then make your own salad.

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 20-Jul-11 10:39:14

I'd soak and cook them according to the packet instructions and then make some kind of broth or casserole with the results. If they are all biggish beans i.e. not little lentils, then after you've soaked and cooked them, they'll freeze very well.

nagynolonger Wed 20-Jul-11 10:41:56

I would save it for the dried goods harvest festival......We always sent rice, pasta and tins to the Salvation army.

Or maybe the scout or school fete tombola. The only problem with that is you might win it back.

blush Just noticed this is in food. Soak it over night and make a chille.

Beanbags. Very retro.

TheSkiingGardener Wed 20-Jul-11 13:19:14

Chilli sounds good. Not sure what you would add to make a salad out of them. What would you dress them in?

Yes naygnolonger it's in food. grin

WowOoo Wed 20-Jul-11 13:23:36

I'd do soup, broth. Lots of ideas on BBC food and Waitrose food.
If you got loads keep some to mix with a salad or a nice chilli or curry.

I did a hearty chicken and bean soup recently. Went down very well and used roast leftovers.
My veggie one was too healthy and boring according to ds1 and dh. Charming.

Use any dressing you like - balsamic vinegar, honey, olive oil, lemon juice etc

DamselInDisarray Wed 20-Jul-11 13:28:25

So many possibilities for dressing it:

You could apply this to your more numerous beans. Or something like this Mexican style affair. Or an Italian style salad. Or bean and corn salad. Or the various ideas here.

DamselInDisarray Wed 20-Jul-11 13:30:27

Or you could make a 10 bean version of homemade baked beans. This recipe is nice, although you could use far less pork if you wanted to.

GabrieleJ Wed 20-Jul-11 14:34:03

You can soak them over night and then cook them, once tender add tined tomatoes and smokes paprika, can brown some onion and garlic if you like and add some spinach, very easy but it actually really nice with some nice bread smile

TheSkiingGardener Wed 20-Jul-11 14:34:59

Wow, loads of ideas. Thank you. I definitely need more stuff like this in my diet and less meat, so will try a few. Will try and sneak some onto D's plate too.

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