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Product:
Gourmet Bean Blend is a step saver in the kitchen whenever a recipe calls for multiple legumes. The split peas thicken the soup or stew while the blend of beans gives a dish eye appeal. Use Gourmet Bean Blend in your favorite bean soup recipe. Create a cold bean salad dressed with olive oil and herbs, or make a savory bean and sausage casserole. Gourmet Bean Blend is versatile and easy to use.

Ingredients:
Beans, peas, lentils.

Usage:
Use Gourmet Bean Blend in your favorite bean soup recipe, create a cold bean salad dressed with olive oil and herbs, or make a savory bean and sausage casserole. Gourmet Bean Blend is versatile and easy to use. Rinse and place in a large pot and cover with fresh water. Bring water to a boil for 3 minutes, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 2 hours until tender. This bean blend produces foam, so skim the water regularly while cooking. One cup dry yields 2-1/4 cups cooked.

 

Recipes

Gourmet Bean Soup

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian Sausage sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 larged onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound Gourmet Bean Blend
  • 12 cups chicken stock
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese for serving, if desired
Heat the olive oil in a large stock pot set over high heat. Add the onion and sausage and sautÈ, stirring often until the sausage is browned. Add the garlic and peppers and sautÈ for 2 minutes. Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, red chili flakes, bay leaves, pepper, Gourmet Bean Blend and chicken stock. Bring to a boil over high heat, skimming off the foam that rises to the top. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for 11/2 hours or until beans are tender and soup has thickened. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Makes about 4 quarts. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

* to shorten cooking time, pre-soak the beans if desired: place beans in a pot and cover with several inches of water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then remove from heat and let soak for 1 hour. Drain beans and proceed with recipe.

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Gourmet Bean & Veggie Chili

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper diced
  • 1 poblano pepper, diced
  • 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 pound Gourmet Bean Blend (about 3 cups dry)
  • 12 cups vegetable stock (or chicken stock)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Heat the olive oil in a large stock pot set over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sautÈ, stirring until translucent, about 5 minutes. Mix in the tomato paste and cook for another minute. Add the garlic, chili powder, chipotle powder, cumin and coriander and cook, stirring for another minute. Add the carrots, celery, red, yellow and poblano peppers and cook for a few more minutes until the vegetables begin to soften. Add the tomatoes, beans and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil (skimming off any scum that rises to the surface) then reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until the beans are tender. Makes about 4 quarts. Stir in the salt and pepper, taste and adjust seasoning. Remove from the heat, stir in the chopped cilantro and serve.

* to shorten cooking time, pre-soak the beans if desired: place beans in a pot and cover with several inches of water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then remove from heat and let soak for 1 hour. Drain beans and proceed with recipe.

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