Beans

Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Click on the image for a larger version INGREDIENTS 2 cups ditalini pasta 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound ground spicy Italian sausage 1 small yellow onion diced 1 tablespoon minced garlic 3 carrots peeled and diced 1 stalk celery diced 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried rosemary 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce no salt Read more…

By Fudgy McFarlen, ago
Beans

Brazilian Cold Bean Salad

I encountered a delicious bean salad at an "a kilo" restaurant in Brazil.  You make it as follows: cook great northern beans with a little salt, olive oil and garlic.  Drain afterwards put in a large container and add some more olive oil and mix to lightly coat the beans add Read more…

By Fudgy McFarlen, ago
Beans

Hot Sweet Jalopena Beans

One of the secrets of good beans is adding acid to them. Vinagar and lime juice suit this purpose.  If you like the hot sweet combination here is a recipe for you. molasses – used in the 1800’s alot to make beans more zippy. oregano vinagar red bell pepper onions Read more…

By Fudgy McFarlen, ago