Red Kidney Bean Recipes

Ash-e Reshteh – Persian Spinach and Noodle Soup

Once you get comfortable with making this soup, you can go ahead and use any combination of greens and beans you want. For the greens, keep in mind that the majority should be spinach. If you don’t want to spend the time to prepare the dried beans, you can always used canned beans which takes a lot less time. If that is the case, add the beans near the end of the recipe so that they don’t overcook.

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Aush – Noodle Soup with Beef and Yoghurt

Aush is a soup of Afghan origin and made with noodles along with an assortment of vegetables in a rich tomato based broth. It is usually topped with sour cream and dried mint leaves. The aush can be rightly called the Afghani form of minestrone soup. Kidney beans and chick peas are often added to it in order to make it heavier. Aush is usually enjoyed in the winter or autumn season when the temperature dips considerably.

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Cheesy Bean Nachos with Corn and Capsicum Salsa

Treat the family to a dish of bubbling nachos, where the cheesy goodness is balanced out by an iron-rich red kidney bean sauce and a zesty, veggie-packed salsa.

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Chilli Con Carne

There are many different versions of chilli con carne. Our version is a spicy stew containing chilli peppers, beef steak, tomatoes and beans. Other seasonings include garlic, onions, and cumin.

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Frejon – Coconut Bean Soup

The frejons consumed in Nigeria and West Africa are puddings made of black beans cooked slowly overnight over a wood or charcoal fire, and then mixed with coconut milk to form a thick, sweet, smooth pudding. In certain countries the dish is flavoured with cocoa.

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KFC Bean Salad

The KFC bean salad is a traditional “three bean” type of salad that combines green beans, kidney beans and butter beans. While the dish is good freshly prepared, the flavour is enhanced by marinating in the refrigerator.

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Maushawa – Afghan Pulse and Yoghurt Soup

This is the original version of Maushawa, cooked with meat qorma but another popular version is made using meatballs (Kofta). The meatball are prepared as for the kofta in kofta chalau, but are smaller (about 1 cm in diameter). The sauce remains the same too, except that the yoghurt should be omitted. Afghans like to serve this soup “hot”, but seasoning can be adjusted according to the taste.

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Spicy Red Kidney Bean and Corn Salad

Taking on a hint of Cajun flavours, this spicy red kidney bean and sweet corn salad can be eaten as a stand-alone meal or a delightful side dish.

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Tex-Mex Ranch Burgers with Smokey Corn Relish

Sink your teeth into these juicy spiced beef burgers topped with a sweet and tangy corn and tomato relish.

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