National Bean Day January 6th 2012

   By flouronmyface  Jan 06, 2012

Beans, beans they're good for your heart..... Have you ever heard that song? I am sure you have and you know what? The song is right, beans are good for your heart. 

Beans are high in protien, fiber and fat free. Research shows that eating beans can help control weight,reduce risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes.  
Celebrate National Bean Day by cooking up one of these delishous bean recipes below. The first two are from my own blog.
Crock Pot Baked Beans Deluxe from Flour On My Face
How to Make Ham & Bean Soup from Flour On My Face
Homemade Refried Beans from The Prairie Homestead
Cuban Black Beans from Eat, Live, Run
Source and for more information on beans and how good they are for you check out the American

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flouronmyface by flouronmyface | FORT MYERS, FL
Jan 10, 2012

jedigal I'm sorry to hear your beans didn't come out right! I very rarely soak my beans. Instead I cook them for hours at a steady medium rolling boil. I've also not had luck using dry beans in the crock pot. Even after soaking. Were you using a crock pot too?

jedigal by jedigal | ODESSA, TX
Jan 06, 2012

I'm not a huge bean fan, but I've been trying to find more ways I'd like to try them out, since they're so cheap and a good source of protein. This past week I attempted red beans and rice (cajun style) and the bean mixture ended up being thicker than it should and a little bland (partially, I think, to DH's "input"!) I tried to use dry beans (after soaking) but even with soaking we've never had much luck with dry beans. :-( I really wish I could master it since it's cheaper than regular beans!