What to cook from beans?

Today, everyone who prefers to eat at home often faces a problem - how to diversify your diet, while maintaining its nutritional properties, without unnecessarily increasing costs. Legumes in general, and beans in particular, are excellent for a home-made diet, as an integral part of many cuisines of the world, so every housewife (or owner) should know what to cook from beans.

Beans? And what is it eaten with?

Beans - a plant of the legume family, used to prepare various dishes. Beans are known to mankind since ancient times - even in ancient Greece, bean dishes were extremely popular and enjoyed the well-deserved reputation of healthy and tasty food.

There is a legend that Napoleon, known for his love of healthy food, called beans as one of his favorite foods. I do not know if this is true or not, but the reasons for this definitely exist. Known and confirmed by doctors use of beans in diseases such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, arrhythmia, tuberculosis, rheumatism, kidney disease, chronic pancreatitis, as well as ulcers and gastritis with low acidity.Not surprisingly, the beans occupy an important place in most cuisines of the world. In addition, the beans is a dietary product and is indispensable as a diet food in heart failure, various diseases of the kidneys, liver and gastrointestinal tract. And if we also take into account the fact that the beans have a thinning, sugar-reducing, diuretic and antibacterial effect, it becomes obvious that the beans should be on the table of every family. But what can be cooked from beans? Let's see!

What to cook from green beans?

String beans are most often used either as a separate dish or as a side dish, simply boiling in salted water for several minutes or stewed together with the main dish in a pan. In stores, it is sold as frozen beans - a dish that you just need to heat in a frying pan, adding salt and pepper.

Asparag bean is a special type of green bean, which differs from it in taste (many people think it tastes much better than regular green beans) and in that it is not only green, but also yellow, with the result that many people take asparagus beans for immature green beans.Nevertheless, yellow, asparagus beans are not inferior to anything more popular - string beans, and from it you can cook the same dishes, and also use them as a side dish.

There are also a number of specific dishes made from green beans or asparagus beans, in which it serves as the main product. For example, easy to prepare, but very tasty "Greek stewed beans", for the preparation of which you will need:

  • 500 g of green beans;
  • 400 g canned tomatoes;
  • 1 teaspoon oregano;
  • 4 cloves of garlic;
  • salt and vegetable oil.

The process of cooking is very simple - you just need to heat the oil, lightly fry the garlic, then add the beans and finely chopped tomatoes and simmer on low heat for 20-30 minutes, then, adding salt and oregano, simmer for about 20 minutes until the beans will not become soft, and the liquid from the tomatoes will practically evaporate.

What to cook from red beans?

Red beans are also used in side dishes. Some difficulty in its preparation lies in the fact that it needs to be soaked for several hours before proceeding with the cooking and further preparation.

A simple recipe for a delicious red bean garnish with vegetables and herbs:

You will need:

  • 300 g of red beans;
  • bulb onions;
  • Bulgarian pepper;
  • carrot;
  • sour cream, ketchup;
  • greenery;
  • salt and spices to taste.

After the beans are cooked, it should be stewed in butter for 5-10 minutes, then add ketchup, chopped onions, garlic, pepper and carrots. Season with salt and spices to taste. Ready dish to fill with sour cream, and serve as a garnish decorated with greens.

What to cook from canned beans?

Canned beans are used in various salads. As an example, a light bean and crab meat salad.

It is necessary to take:

  • beans;
  • crab meat;
  • a few cloves of garlic;
  • cheese;
  • Bulgarian pepper;
  • greens to taste;
  • mayonnaise.

Preparing a salad is easier than ever - you need to rub the cheese, chop the meat into cubes, chop the garlic, cut the peppers into rings, then mix everything and fill with mayonnaise. Ready dish decorate with greens.

What to cook from white beans?

White beans are known for their dietary properties, so the following recipe is useful for supporters of hearty, but low-calorie food.

To make white beans with tomatoes, you will need:

  • 300 g dry white beans;
  • 500 g of tomatoes;
  • 1 carrot;
  • tomato juice;
  • 50 g of fat;
  • 4 garlic cloves, greens;
  • salt, pepper to taste.

Boil the beans. After that, melt the lard in a frying pan, fry the onions until golden brown, put the chopped vegetables - sliced tomatoes, grate the carrots, then pour the tomato juice and simmer for a few minutes. Then add the finely chopped garlic and herbs to taste. Then add boiled beans to the resulting sauce and stew for a few more minutes.