Beans, beans, the musical fruit!

Hosted by Heidi Hoerman
Group active since Mon, Feb 06, 2012

Healthy, frugal, filling, what's not to like about beans? Dried, canned or frozen, beans are an inexpensive form of protein that are eaten all over the world. It's time we had a group celebrating beans!



By Pat Duran - Jan 10, 2014

Thanks to Melanie B..I found this site..thanks for starting this one Heidi...hugs

I need your help...

By cindy sandberg - Feb 12, 2012

I am a finalist in the Hungry Jack Use Up the Box recipe contest. At this point the recipe with the most votes wins the grand prize($6000!). Could you guys help me out with some votes? You can vote once a day at Thanks!!

Other than "baked beans" links

By Heidi Hoerman - Feb 8, 2012

Do any of you want to join me in a bean-based culinary "trip around the world?"

I generally have three go-to ways to handle beans: boiled with ham, classic baked beans, or latin/caribb-style. I looked for bean recipes in JAP and they mostly fit the same three categories.

If we are going to eat beans three times a week, as is recommended to get the cholesterol-lowering benefits, we need more variety. Beans are eaten all over the world so it's time to venture far afield.

Here's a link to some Indian recipes:

Some of them look really tasty. We'll have at least one Indian bean dish this week. When we do, I'll share what I did here.

Great idea for a group!

By cindy sandberg - Feb 6, 2012

I love beans, and they are the best budget stretcher! We have eaten a lot of bean soups this winter and even my picky kiddos are starting to enjoy them! I shared all of the bean recipes that I have on JAP to this group so check them out(not really that many yet!). My favorite is the Black Eyed Pea and Brown Rice Soup

Love them Beans.......

By Pam Ellingson - Feb 6, 2012

Not so much the byproduct. LOL So many recipes include beans now that this is an excellent topic to start Heidi!! Where would we be without Red beans and rice? Or Senate bean soup? Or even the lowly refried pinto beans? So many choices and so many wonderful spices and flavorings make beans a great alternative to meat, or a wonderful additive to meat dishes to stretch the budget. :)