Lentils are a staple in many parts of the world and it’s no wonder, they’re nutritious, affordable and versatile. They’re a fantastic way to add more beans to your diet without the time and work that comes along with them.
This navy bean soup is made with smoked ham shanks, vegetables and spices. It’s a hearty and delicious soup the whole family will enjoy. Like with many bean soups, you can’t rush the process, so make this navy bean soup on a leisurely afternoon. Your time will be rewarded with a big pot of soup that will feed your body and soul!
When you think Cuban food, beans are usually on the menu. In Spanish this dish is called frijoles colorados, and they’re a staple in Cuban cuisine. The beans are made with simple ingredients including herbs, spices and pork. The pork used is typically an inexpensive cut. Smoked ham hocks or shanks, sausage, or a leftover, meaty ham bone are all good options. Cuban style red beans are traditionally served with white rice as a side dish, or as a stand-alone soup.
This Italian sausage lentil soup is hearty, delicious and full of good-for-you ingredients. It’s loaded with lentils, carrots, celery, onions, potatoes, and spinach. Ok sure, it has Italian sausage, but you have to live a little, right? Add a hearty piece of crusty bread and this soup makes a very satisfying meal.
If you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make side dish, these Green Beans & Bacon are just the thing. In this recipe, onions and garlic are gently sautéed in butter. Then we add fresh green beans, crispy bacon, and gently cook them with a little bit of beef broth until they’re perfectly tender.