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Stocking your pantry with dried beans makes good sense. Beans are a great source of protein and versatile, as you will see in these dried bean recipes.
One easy way to make your family more prepared for unexpected situations or natural disasters is to have a well-stocked pantry. Even if you’re just having a hectic week, it’s nice to know that you can count on the ingredients in your pantry, freezer, and fridge to put together a quick, nutritious dinner.
Among my favorite foods to keep stocked in the pantry are dried beans. Beans are inexpensive, a great source of protein, and easy to prepare with just a bit of advance planning. Best of all, they are incredibly versatile, as you will discover in this delicious collection of dried bean recipes.
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It’s not difficult to learn how to cook dried beans, but it does take a bit of advance planning and preparation. You can cook dried beans on the stove top or a slow cooker and it will take a few hours for them to get soft. If you’re short on time, you can use an pressure cooker and have beans ready in minutes instead of hours.
Some people choose to pressure can their dried beans so they are as convenient to use as canned beans from the store. This is sound practice and will, in the long run, save you time. You can even use dried beans when you make home canned soups like this canned ham and bean soup.
Dried Bean Recipes
Stocking your pantry with dried beans makes good sense. Beans are full of nutrition, inexpensive, and will stay fresh for years when properly stored.
Lentils are one of the fastest cooking legumes and don't need to be pre-soaked, making it possible to have a bean dinner on the table in 30 minutes! This easy lentil soup recipe is one you'll want to try.
If you're trying to heal your gut and are looking for inexpensive recipes, this White Bean Chili Recipe is what you need. This can be cooked in a slow cooker and is Gaps and SCD Friendly, plus gluten free.
Black beans don't have to be served in soups and large pots, they can also be served burrito bowl style with quinoa, lettuce, onions, and corn. This summer salad is perfect as a light supper on a hot day.
Who knew you could use beans to make a dairy free ice cream? Well, you can. Amaze your family with this dairy free strawberry ice cream.
Consider filling up your pantry with a variety of dried beans next time you place a bulk food order or hit the grocery store. Or add dried beans to your garden plan.
Beans store beautifully in the pantry and give you the comforting feeling of knowing that no matter what emergency or unexpected situation might arise, you can fill your family’s belly with one of these delicious and hearty dried bean recipes.
What is your favorite dried bean recipe? Please share it in the comments below!
Amanda and her husband are working hard to turn their little acre and a half into a self-sufficient homestead in south central Alaska. They raise chickens, both egg layers and meat chickens, have a large garden and very large greenhouse. They hope to eventually adds goats to the homestead and maybe even a cow!