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what can I do with Turtle beans...

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flipchart Mon 17-Mar-14 11:19:28

Apart from soups, casseroles and stews!

That's all I'm coming up with.
Also I'm a veggie so they are no good as an accompaniment to meat dishes.

Mitchy1nge Mon 17-Mar-14 13:41:18

these are normal black beans aren't they? do you just warm them up on the hob with hot sauce and garlic to make them 'black beans'? or you could make refried beans with them?

thenumberseven Mon 17-Mar-14 14:51:39

Pasta, bean & zucchini salad.
Cook beans & boil some short pasta.
In olive oil (or your oil of choice )cook some finely chopped onion and garlic over gentle heat, add red capsicum cut up into little squares, add cubed unpeeled zucchini. Cook until zucchini is cooked but still firm. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and some oregano. Add some vinegar. Mix with the beans and pasta. Adjust seasoning.
Serve at room temperature with crusty bread

revrickyb Tue 18-Mar-14 07:37:27

Grow a magic turtle?

I am so sorry.

flipchart Tue 18-Mar-14 08:13:41

Thanks revri but I'm going with the pasta one!

spilttheteaagain Tue 18-Mar-14 18:52:01

Add to chilli

JamNan Sat 22-Mar-14 11:43:29

I made corn bread for brunch today and found this lovely recipe for black beans and thought of you. If you haven't got a slow cooker you could do it in the oven. I haven't cooked it myself but it sound very interesting.

Jamaican Style Black Beans with Coconut Cornbread Crust

1 cup dried black beans, rinsed and blemished ones removed
3 cups water
1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 cup frozen corn
1 teaspoon jerk seasoning
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup flour (I used white whole wheat)
1 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup light coconut milk

Greek yogurt and reduced-fat cheddar cheese for garnish, optional

Put the beans, water, tomatoes, corn, seasonings and half the salt and the pepper in your crockpot. Turn on low heat and cook for 4 hours, or until beans are tender. Add more liquid if necessary.

Combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, remaining salt, and coconut milk in a medium bowl. Spoon the mixture over the beans in the crock pot, cover and cook on low for one more hour.
Serve hot, topped with cheese and Greek yogurt, if desired.

I have got a Brazilian recipe done with mangoes somewhere. I'll post it when I find it.

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