Bean and Pea Side Dish Recipes

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Best Black Beans

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This simple black bean side dish works well with Mexican or Cuban meals.

Tuscan Bean 'Goppel'

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Easy earthy side dish--or on its own with some good crusty bread and a glass of wine. Add grilled vegetables for vegetarian entree.

Frijoles a la Charra

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This is a really tasty pinto beans recipe made in the slow cooker. This recipe is great to serve along with enchiladas or to take to a barbecue or potluck.

Chef John's Rocket Beans

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Rocket is another name for arugula. I love to use it as an herb, but don't buy it in the herb section of the supermarket; buy it in the lettuce section. This is an incredibly fast, incredibly simple, but satisfying rustic bean side dish.

Zesty Garbanzo Beans with Pistachio Nuts

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If you are looking for a unique and flavorful side dish for just about any meat, this is it! I was never a garbanzo bean fan until I made this amazing, zesty, and impressive recipe!

Chef John's Santa Maria-Style Beans

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Classic Santa Maria-style beans are made with a special variety of pink beans called pinquitos. These 'little pink' beans are prepared in a spicy, smoky, tomato/chili sauce that's spiked with not one, but two kinds of pork. Santa Maria beans have come into my life relatively late, so I plan on making up for lost time this barbecue season.

Marinated Black-Eyed Pea Salad

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This wonderful salad uses lots of fresh ingredients, and gets better the longer you refrigerate it. It's a terrific dish to take to a potluck or any kind of get together.
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Slow Cooker Baked Beans

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These beans taste like Boston Baked Beans. Yummy!

Buttery Garlic Green Beans

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Only fresh green beans and garlic will do for this easy, healthy, and flavorful side dish.

Roasted Green Beans

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A great alternative to fast-food French fries. My family and friends love these as a snack or hors d'oeuvre. No matter how many I make, it's never enough!

Quick and Easy Refried Beans

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When you don't have all day to make refried beans and you can't stand the canned ones, these are easy and delicious.

Sauteed Garden Fresh Green Beans

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This is a great way to cook fresh green beans. This recipe is very basic, but can easily be jazzed up with some onions, fresh garlic, mushrooms - let your imagination run wild! This recipe also is very good for fresh asparagus.

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Instant Pot® Baked Beans

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This recipe was passed down through my French Canadian family from my grandmother, to my mother and then to me many years ago. It traditionally takes hours to make, as we let the beans slow cook overnight in the oven on low heat. I decided to try and transform it into a much quicker Instant Pot® recipe with great success! With this method, you don't even have to presoak the beans. These are even better the next day, and they freeze well, too.