11 Dishes to Make With a Pound of Dry Beans
Most of us have a few bags of dry beans knocking around in our pantries, but when it comes to planning weeknight dinners, they often get overlooked. Don't let them linger any longer. Start utilizing these tasty legumes with one of our 10 recipes that use a pound of dry beans. From pinto to navy, the beans in these satisfying soups and main dishes create meals the whole family will love.
Chef John's Refried Beans
You'll never go back to the canned stuff after trying this recipe. Chef John's secret to making extra flavorful refried beans is the addition of dried chipotle peppers and fresh serrano peppers.
Ham and Beans
Pinto Beans With Mexican-Style Seasonings
"Everybody at our dinner party loved them and when I fixed up leftover plates for everyone to take home they all said put some of those good beans on it," says reviewer *Sherri*.
Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice
Kidney beans simmer low and slow in this hearty recipe. Paired with bold ingredients like andouille sausage and the Cajun holy trinity (onion, celery, and bell pepper), you'll need to have some plain white rice on hand to soak up all the flavor.
Kiki's Borracho (Drunken) Beans
Easy Roasted Chickpeas
If you're looking for a protein-packed crunchy snack, these chickpeas are a great option. You only need three ingredients for a snackable salty treat.
Instant Pot® White Bean Soup with Prosciutto
A pound of dried Great Northern beans goes a long way in this Instant Pot recipe. You'll simply sort and rinse the beans, and then combine them in the pressure cooker with chicken broth, diced onions and garlic, bay leaves, and olive oil. Choose high pressure and set the timer for 25 minutes. Then add carrots, celery, and prosciutto, and cook for another 10 to 15 minutes.
Chef John's Santa Maria-Style Beans
"I've made these beans many times and they are fantastic," says Clark Lystra. "If you make them according to the recipe you won't be disappointed."
Pressure Cooker Black Beans
Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Sausage
"My family and I are from Louisiana and we know good red beans and rice. The best that I've ever made," says Carol Denise Hall-Mitchell.
Slow Cooker Spicy Black-Eyed Peas
This flavorful recipe couldn't be easier. Simply stir all the ingredients together in the slow cooker and let it simmer for several hours.