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Tasty and Nutritious Beans

A very inexpensive way to get the high protein your body needs is to eat plenty of beans and they can be made in various delicious ways. You can use beans in stews, soups, rice, and even pasta. The quickest way to get the great taste of beans is by purchasing canned beans. However, to make it less expensive you can also buy bags of dried beans and cook them yourself.

If you prefer to save some time you can freeze cooked beans to use at any time and they will store for up to three months in freezer bags. Just add 1 ½ cups of beans to each bag. You can cook beans in a variety of ways if you are using them in a dried form such as stove top simmer, slow cooker, pressure cooker and you can even bake beans. I tried dried beans and added all the spices and necessary molasses and put them in my slow cooker. They came out just like the best kind of baked beans you could ever imagine.

I love beans and I use them in many different ways. One of the most creative which I have tried and it works quite well is bean pancakes. I make up a pancake batter with flour, water, eggs, and spices. To this, I take cooked or canned beans and add them to the batter. This works well for thicker and smaller pancakes. Make sure that the pan has hot oil and then pour on a ladle full of batter. Once the top side is dry turn it over and, fry the other side. Stack the pancakes as they are ready. You can enjoy your bean pancakes as they are adding on salsa or other condiments if you like. You can make gravy to pour over them or even a ground beef sauce. Nothing like having bean pancakes smothered in chili. Any way you look at it these are delicious.

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  1. LOL, some of the comments make me laugh, Especially Doc. Down here we call them patties, pancakes people want to think of as sweet and for breakfast with maple syrup.

    I make black eye pea patties, they are made like the pancakes you described.

    I am still laughing about Doc`s reaction.

    I am pinning all the posts I read today, I think this is number 4.

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