A Fast and Fabulous Dinner Option

Don’t waste precious time! Dinner can really be both fast and fabulous. Even with just three ingredients, three-ingredient curried beans with cauliflower mirrors the flavors of a meal cooked from scratch. Get the recipe.

Apple Cider Baked Beans

Welcome Autumn with beans! Sweet fresh-pressed apple cider is one of the classic flavors of fall. This simple recipe for traditional baked beans uses cider to create a time-honored Appalachian autumn dish. It calls for navy beans, but many recipes use either pinto or kidney beans.
 

Warm Up with Chili

Nothing warms up a cool fall evening like a steamy bowl of chili. After a long day of harvest, this Northarvest chili recipe is the perfect quick and simple solution. Using just three canned items – pinto and/or kidney beans, tomatoes and corn – supper is served in just 15 minutes. It’s also a delicious and nutritious!

Northarvest Three-Can Chili Recipe

Thrifty Thursday: Cheddar Waffle with Black Beans

This week, Megan Myrdal with the Northarvest Bean Growers Association shared a Cheddar and Cornmeal Waffle with Black Beans recipe on North Dakota Today. It’s both satisfying and delicious. At just $0.83 per serving, this recipe definitely won’t break the bank!

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Roasted Greek Beans with Tomatoes

Long periods of religious fasting in Greek culture meant that meat-free meals were often on the menu for more than half the year. In many of those meals, protein-rich beans played a central role. Large white beans paired with tomatoes remains a classic of Greek cuisine. It is simple to prepare with its handful of ingredients and packed with all the best flavors of Mediterranean cooking.

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Rice and Beans: A Classic Comfort Food

September is National Rice Month and nothing compliments each other quite like rice and beans. According to Consumer Reports, a cup of the classic combo provides 12 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber, even if you choose white rice. While white rice contains quickly-digested carbs that can cause spikes in blood glucose levels, pairing it with beans slows carbohydrate digestion to a healthier rate.

To make your favorite rice and beans dish even healthier, aim for two-thirds beans and one-third rice instead of the usual half-and-half combination. You’ll get even more protein and fiber that way.

Rice and Beans Recipe

Beans with a Mediterranean Flair

Try something new, while incorporating Great Northern beans, for your next family supper night! Packed with healthy ingredients and bursting with the flavors of Tuscany, this fish and bean-inspired recipe makes for an easy and tasty weekend supper. Navy beans or cannellini beans are also good substitutes in this recipe.

Tuscan Fish Packets Recipe

Thrifty Thursday: Chuckwagon Chili

Fall is coming fast, which means it is time for fall food! One fan favorite is a warm bowl of chili. It can be made for almost any occasion; for a quick lunch, supper or tailgating. Chili is also a very cost-effective meal, as well as healthy and delicious.

Learn how to make Chuckwagon Chili in the latest North Dakota Today “Thrifty Thursday” segment with Northarvest Director of Domestic Marketing and Communications Megan Myrdal.

Beat the Heat with Beans

Cool-off from summer’s warm weather with beans. A sweet and frosty treat, these red bean popsicles are an Asian favorite and easy to make at home. The popsicles start with a sweet red bean paste called Anko, commonly available in Asian grocery stores. It’s easy to make your own, though.

Red bean popsicle recipe.

USDA Purchases Packaged and Canned Beans

Dry edible beans and canned beans have been purchased by USDA for distribution to the child nutrition and other related domestic food assistance program for Fiscal Year 2019. The purchase includes packaged pinto, baby lima, Great Northern and light red kidney beans, pinto bean totes and canned garbanzo beans, totaling over $1.08 million.

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