Homestead Hack: Leftover Great Northern Beans

by Texas Homesteader~

I often make dried beans using my pressure cooker. I’m a ‘Cook-Once, Eat-Twice‘ cook, meaning I like to cook lots of one item and use it either again later in the week, or as a completely different dish as part of my Planned Leftovers meals. So when I’m cooking dried beans, I usually cook the whole bag knowing it’s way more than RancherMan & I can eat in one setting. Then we’ll either consume it over several days or I’ll freeze the remainder for another time.

But recently I cooked some great northern beans and we enjoyed them as a side dish for that evening’s meal. I served them later in the week as a quick side dish also. But then I wondered… Is there a more exciting way to serve these beans that will have RancherMan smacking his lips? Well yes, yes there is! Check out this Homestead Hack!

So there I was, staring at those leftover beans. Kinda boring, especially as leftovers.

Do you have leftover white beans that are leaving your family bored? Why not turn them into leftovers that are FUN to eat? #TexasHomesteader

Then I thought, “Hey, although they”re not garbanzos, they’re still white beans. Maybe I can use them and my Homemade Hummus spices to make hummus out of them!”

So I gave it a try. I brought out my trusty *Ninja Blender, added a few spices and whipped it into smooth deliciousness in no time at all!

Do you have leftover white beans that are leaving your family bored? Why not turn them into leftovers that are FUN to eat? #TexasHomesteader

RancherMan went from being willing to eat those leftover beans because he hates food waste as much as me, to being excited about the leftovers. He loves to slather the hummus onto a warmed tortilla for a quick snack too. Those leftover beans were gone in a flash!

Do you have leftover white beans that are leaving your family bored? Why not turn them into leftovers that are FUN to eat? Homemade Hummus! #TexasHomesteader

So now when I make great northern beans we’ll go ahead & enjoy them as a side dish that night. Maybe even reuse them as a side another night. But then I’ll bring out my blender, add my spices and make them into leftovers that are fun to eat! There’s never leftover hummus in the Taylor Household.

#NoFoodWaste

~TxH~

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4 thoughts on “Homestead Hack: Leftover Great Northern Beans

  1. Patty

    Yumm!! We love hummus at our house, and my husband loves making our own (he likes a lot more spice than in store bought, lol). Through Weight Watchers, I discovered chocolate hummus – but as with most convenience foods, it’s very pricey to purchase pre-made. I found a recipe online to make it with black beans, and it is delicious! I like it as a dip for fruit, by my husband likes it as a smear of chocolate flavor on tortillas. I highly recommend trying it – it is reminiscent of brownie batter 🙂

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