Kidney bean recipes

FROM LAURA PHELAN

Vegetarian Chilli

· 4 cups kidney beans (well-cooked or canned)
· 1 sweet potato
· 3 carrots
· 1 baby eggplant
· 1/2 cup leek or onion
· 1/2 green pepper
· 3 ribs of celery
· mushrooms & corn kernels
· 1 small zucchini
· 2 cups tomato juice/soup or chopped tomatoes and water
· 1 tablespoon chilli powder
· 1/2 teaspoon Cajun spice
· 1 teaspoon basil
· 1 teaspoon oregano
· 1/2 teaspoon cumin
· 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
· Chop and parboil root vegetables and stir-fry all others.  When veggies are cooked mix with the beans, spices and tomato juice to make a sauce.  Simmer for about two hours, stirring every half hour.  I use a microwave at half power so there isnít any scorching on the bottom.  For a big batch double the recipe and freeze extra servings.
 

Bean Burgers

· Mash up cooked kidney beans (drain juice if canned).  Stir in one chopped green pepper and a teaspoon of chilli powder.  Mix in crushed cornflakes or similar crumbs until the mixture is dry enough to make a patty.
· Heat one or more patties in the oven for about 10 minutes and serve on a bun with salsa or mayo, lettuce, tomato.  Extra patties can be frozen and heated later.  They look ugly but they smell and taste great.