Sometimes you want to replace the usual dishes with the use of meat products for something more interesting. In this case, it will be most welcome red beans. It is perfectly combined with various products: both with vegetables, and with a bird or fish.
A little bit about the benefits of red beans
In addition to protein, it contains a large amount of vitamins, as well as amino acids and beneficial microelements, which contribute to the normal passage of all life processes in the human body.
Doctors recommend using it for the following ailments:
- various diseases and diseases of the nervous system;
- urolithiasis disease;
- to increase immunity.
It accelerates the healing of damage to the skin, improves the overall condition of the nails, hair and teeth due to the high content of calcium and magnesium in it, is also useful in bronchitis, rheumatism and some infections localized in the intestine.
|Beans –||0.2 kg or a can of red beans|
|Cheese (preferably opt for a hard variety) –||0.1 kg|
|Bow –||2 pcs.|
|Carrot (medium size) –||1 PC.|
|Ground black pepper –||pinch|
|Crackers (either home or purchased) –||45-55 g|
|Mayonnaise –||at its discretion|
|Vegetable oil –||1-2 spoons|
|Time for preparing: 20 minutes||Calories per 100 grams: 258 Kcal|
This type of legumes goes well with many products, including carrots.
All vegetables must be pretreated: they must be washed and cleaned..
Next, using a grater, grind carrots and cheese. Bulbs cut into small pieces.
In a frying pan with a little oil, fry the onions and carrots. No need to fry too much. Readiness is recommended to control the degree of softness. Once the carrot has become soft – you can turn off the stove.
Beans (if not canned) should be soaked in water. Usually they do it at night so that in the morning they can start cooking. Next, you need to boil it from 40 to 75 minutes depending on the variety. If not soaked, the cooking time can reach 6 hours..
Next, mix beans in the container (we pre-pour all the liquid from the jar – if you use canned food), crackers, grated cheese and roasted carrots and onions. Fill with mayonnaise and add salt and pepper to taste.
If desired, if there are lovers of more spicy dishes, you can add garlic passed through a press to the dressing..
Salad with Canned Red Beans and Chicken
This is a fairly substantial option that will be a boon for those who do not want to bother too much and spend a lot of time on cooking. The basic components are:
- Chicken meat (preferably breast) – 0.25-0.3 kg;
- Salad (you can take a mix) – a small bunch;
- Medium size tomato – 3 pcs .;
- A couple of tablespoons of sour cream (15-20% fat);
- Mustard – 1 tsp;
- Red beans – 1 can;
- Rusks – 45-55 g.
The time spent on cooking – 25 minutes.
Calorie – 301 kcal.
Initially, you need to take on the filet. It must be subjected to primary processing, and then boil. For the duration of this stage is the longest. Although on the other hand, while the fillet is boiled, you can do the cutting of the remaining components.
Vegetables should be thoroughly washed. Salad is cut to size as you like..
Tomatoes cut into small cubes or cubes.
The cooled meat is cut in small squares. After that, you can add tomatoes and salad to it..
The following mixture will be used as a dressing: mix sour cream with mustard and salt.
We refuel components and add crackers.
Bean salad “Tbilisi” with beef
This salad is truly delicious and cooked with minimal time. The main components required to create this masterpiece are:
- 2 cloves of garlic;
- Hops-suneli spice blend – no more than 1 tsp;
- 0.2 kg of beef;
- 1 can of red canned beans;
- Onions (preferably red) – 1 pc .;
- Sweet pepper – 1 pc .;
- A handful of peeled walnuts;
- A small bunch of cilantro;
- A pinch of black pepper (ground);
- Wine vinegar – 1 ml;
- Vegetable oil (preferably olive oil) – 50-60 ml.
The time spent on cooking – 30 minutes.
Calorie – 537 kcal.
There are no “pitfalls” in the creation of this dish. The first step is the pretreatment of all vegetables – they need to be thoroughly washed and cleaned..
Onion cut very thin and polukolechkami. If you get enough juicy and fragrant vegetable, it is recommended to put it after cutting into a container with hot water. This step is done so that the strong taste and aroma of onions do not interrupt the other components..
Peppers must be cut into small strips and set aside..
The meat must be boiled beforehand, after which, when it has cooled, we cut it into small rectangles. While the meat is being cooked, fry the chopped handful of walnuts in a small frying pan or sauté pan.
In a separate small container squeeze garlic cloves through a press..
Beans need to get out of the jar and rinse.
Greens (cilantro) must be chopped.
In a bowl, mix all the previously prepared ingredients. Add spices and proceed to create a dressing. It is quite simple – you only need to mix the two components – oil and vinegar.
Pour the dressing and mix.
Bean salad with crackers
This is one of the most simple types of salads that can be prepared using red beans. Ingredients a little. The main ones are:
- Rusks (can be made independently, you can buy ready-made) – 80-95 g;
- Tinned can of beans;
- Pickled cucumbers – 2 pcs .;
- Cheese (choose a solid variety) – 0.2 kg;
- A pair of garlic cloves;
- Dressing (mayonnaise) – a few tablespoons;
- Greens (at its discretion) – 25-35 g.
The time spent on cooking – about 15 minutes.
Calorie – 377 kcal.
The recipe is good because it refers to the type of “in a hurry.” It will become a real lifesaver in cases where guests are already marking time in the hallway, or when there is simply no strength to cook..
Garlic must be passed through a press, and the cheese is grated. Cucumbers cut into cubes or rectangles. Leave the components in separate containers and take on the next. We take out the beans from the jar and wash.
Then you can start cooking refills. This is done elementary – pre-squeezed garlic should be mixed with mayonnaise. By and large, the number of teeth can be adjusted depending on the love for this product..
Beans, crackers, pickles, shredded cheese mixed in a single container. Add chopped greens and refuel.
Can be used immediately. But it is best to wait until all the components are soaked. It takes a third of an hour.
First of all, it is worth remembering that at any moment the usual boiled red beans can be replaced with canned. This greatly reduces the total cooking time of any dish containing this product..
Some cooks soak the beans not at night, but a couple of hours before cooking. This is so to say “express method”. To do this, boil water, throw the beans there and hold it there for about 3 minutes. After that, the fire is turned off and insist on its order of one to one and a half hours..
Sometimes there are times when the beans turn out to be boiled. In order to avoid this situation, some chefs practice adding a small amount of salt at the very beginning of the cooking process..
Another secret of tasty boiled beans is soda. It is added by some cooks to improve the taste of this product..
Enjoy your meal!