Category: Beans

Chickpea Salad Recipe

This delicious tasting easy to make Chickpea Salad combines all of my favorite organic garden fresh vegetables in one fabulous easy recipe. The chickpeas are combined with zucchini,  vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced green onions, sweet yellow bell […]

Southern-Style Bean Salad

This sweet yet Tangy Southern-Style Bean Salad is the perfect side dish for potlucks, Church gatherings, and family picnics. It’s a super easy recipe to make; combining fresh flash steamed green beans, kidney beans, black-eyed […]

Southern Baked Bean and Ground Beef Casserole

Southern Baked Bean and Ground Beef Casserole is another iconic Southern covered dish our family loves to share at family functions, Church Potlucks, picnics and even on some of the spring and summer Holiday gatherings. This […]

Cowboy Caviar {Black-eyed Pea Salsa} aka Texas Caviar

Cowboy Caviar {black-eyed Pea Salsa} aka Texas Caviar is the delicious Southern cousin of Mexican Black Bean Salsa made with black-eyed peas, sweet corn, diced red plum tomatoes, chopped spicy jalapeño peppers, crisp celery, diced cucumber, […]

Spicy Southern 15 Bean Soup with Smoked Sausage

This hearty and delicious tasting Spicy Southern 15 Bean Soup with Smoked Sausage is perfect for chasing away the wintertime blues. Made with some of the South’s favorite ingredients such as; smoked sausage, 15 different beans, fresh […]

CAJUN FLAVORED HOPIN’ JOHN RECIPE

New Years Day is nearly here and there are some Southern Traditions I plan to uphold; one of them being Cajun Hopin’ John along with a few other delicious Old Southern traditions. Hopin John like most Southern […]

Cincinnati Chili Recipe and it’s many "Ways"

In the Roaring Twenties,  a new star would emerge on the food menu of the Cincinnati-based Empress Lunch Room owned by Greek immigrants Tom and John Kiradjieff, that recipe is what has been known for 90+ […]

Southern-Style White Beans and Ham

Nothing quite adds a little  Southern goodness in your mouth like a big ole pot of slowly simmered Southern-Style White Beans and Ham topped with fresh sliced garden fresh green onions, diced jalapeño peppers, and served […]

Rice with Pigeon Peas { Arroz Con Gandules }

Rice with Pigeon Peas { Arroz Con Gandules } is one of my favorite Puerto Rican recipes usually served on Holidays and special occasions, made with long grain rice, Spanish tomato sauce, sofrito, pigeon peas, […]

Southern-Style Baked Beans

Southern-Style Baked Beans are deliciously sweet yet tangy made with can pork and beans, thick cut bacon, sweet Vidalia onions, diced green bell peppers, barbecue sauce, ketchup, yellow mustard, brown sugar, and a touch of organic honey; […]

Southern-Style Fried Green Beans

You’ll love how simple the crispy and crunchy Southern-Style Fried Green Beans are, made with farm fresh green beans, coated in a Southern-style crispy batter that’s been deliciously seasoned with Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, garlic, onion […]

Southern-Style Green Beans and Red Potatoes
Cajun Flavored Hoppin’ John

New Years Day is nearly here and there are some Southern Traditions I plan to uphold; one of them being Cajun Hoppin’ John along with a few other delicious Old Southern traditions. Hoppin John like most Southern […]

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone is a delicious, hearty, thick soup of Italian origin made with common ingredients such as beans, onions, celery, carrots, vegetable stock, and tomato, pasta or rice. There is no recipe set in stone for Minestrone, […]

Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup

A delicious hearty Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup guaranteed to soothe your soul and fill your belly with warmth this fall; combining homemade Italian Sausage meatballs, a rich tomato and vegetable soup base with fresh Italian-style […]

Crock-pot Beer Chili with Beans

Crock-pot Beer Chili with Beans; is a delicious, hearty, comforting combination of dark Beer, extra-lean ground beef, quality ground pork, red peppers, yellow peppers, diced tomatoes with green chiles, crushed tomatoes, light red kidney beans, […]

Creole Red Beans and Rice

Creole Red beans and rice is a traditional popular dish of Louisiana cuisine; usually made in native homes with red beans, Andouille sausage,Tasso ham, the Holy Trinity which consists of bell pepper, onion, and celery, […]

Cajun 15 Beans and Quinoa

Cajun 15 Beans and Quinoa is a slightly spicy Cajun Homage made with 15 different beans, chicken broth, Ro*Tel tomatoes, Andouille sausage, yellow onions, red bell peppers, carrots, celery, minced garlic and other wonderful Cajun […]

Black Beans & Rice – Costa Rican Gallo Pinto

Black Beans & Rice – Costa Rican Gallo Pinto is one of the famous and favorite traditional dishes of gorgeous Costa Rica. It’s a dish so versatile to the locals and can be served at […]

Chicken and Re fried Bean Burrito

Chicken and Refried Bean Burritos made with a delicious homemade Refried Beans mixture, juicy seasoned white tender chicken breast meat, long grain white rice, Colby Jack cheese, Hass avocados, fresh Homemade Salsa with Poblano Chilies […]

Vegetarian frijoles rojos con arroz

Vegetarian Frijoles Rojos con Arroz is a  wonderful dish that I consider to be something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Hence the blue napkin in the photo above. I have taken an old […]

Cajun Black Eyed Peas

Cajun Black Eyed Peas are going to be a favorite on your dinner table combining black-eyed peas, collard greens, andouille or smoked sausage. onions, peppers, red bell peppers, celery, carrots, jalapeño peppers, tomatoes with chilies, hot […]

Chicken Enchilada Verde Soup

Chicken Enchilada Verde Soup was  inspired by my Chicken Enchilada with Verde Sauce   recipe made with shredded chicken breast, fresh tomatillos, cloves of garlic, jalapeno, green chile peppers, fresh diced tomatoes, sharp cheddar cheese, cilantro, and […]

Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli is a perfectly warm, comforting, and  cost efficient  recipe that has a wonderful combination of deliciously simple and filling ingredients such as San Marzano tomatoes, cannellini beans, celery, pasta, minced garlic, among […]

Black Bean Salsa with Avocado & Corn

This Simple and Easy to make Black Bean Salsa with Avocado & Corn recipe  is a perfect recipe for Game Season and entertaining combining black beans, avocado, corn, diced tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, cilantro, and lime […]

The Chili with Beans Trilogy

Chili has long been a favorite of our family. We like our Chili with beans. Now  I know I will have a few True Texans tell me “That isn’t Chili !” It’s become The Great […]

Black Bean and Shrimp Chili

In case you haven’t noticed we always give Beans in Chili our complete blessing, we’ll know that For years the battle has been endless between Beans IN, or Beans OUT! Almost 2 years ago, I […]

Chili Con Carne

In the McCallum Household, there is no BATTLE over if Chili should, or should not have beans— we are ALL for those lovely, juicy beans! In FACT, the MORE beans the better! I know there […]

Black Bean Avocado Salsa with Corn and Pineapple

You’ll love that the Black Bean Avocado salsa with Corn and Pineapple recipe can be used as a salsa with chips or condiment for tortilla chips, rice, tacos, fish, and or chicken dishes. This wonderful […]