by Texas Homesteader~
Recently I cooked some great northern beans. They were delicious & 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!
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. Even though I know it’s way more than RancherMan & I can eat in one sitting.
Then we’ll either consume those beans over several days or I’ll freeze the remainder for another time.
But there I was, staring at those leftover great northern beans.
Kinda boring. Especially as leftovers…
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!
RancherMan went from being willing to eat those leftover beans because he hates food waste as much as I do, to being actually excited about the leftovers.
He loves to slather the hummus onto a warmed tortilla for a quick snack.
Those leftover beans were gone in a flash!
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 too.
But then I’ll bring out my blender, add my spices and make them into leftovers that are fun to eat!
There’s never (EVER) leftover hummus in our Household.
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- Hearty Stew – Quickest Planned Leftover Meal Of All
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- Chicken Tortilla Soup From Leftovers
- Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Made Easy
- Chicken & Dumplings Using Leftover Chicken
- Using It ALL – The Art Of Eliminating Leftover Food
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Oh yeah…. Hummus is always a good alternative for any type of beans, Spicing it up even makes it better.
And it always results in no random leftovers in the fridge too, Alicia. RancherMan scarfs ’em up! ~TxH~
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 🙂
I’ve never even heard of chocolate hummus before, Patty. Off to google! ~TxH~