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Old 08-04-2010, 03:13 PM   #11
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Also you can puree the beans and use them as an oil/butter/shorting substitute for baking cookies and muffins ect!


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[QUOTE=KWinMT;10854397]One word - HUMMUS!! Chickpeas, garlic, olive oil and a few fresh herbs in the blender and you've got a super healthy and yummy spread to dip carrots and spread on sandwiches. I sometimes make a wrap with a whole wheat tortilla, hummus, lettuce and whatever veggies I have - yum!/QUOTE]

Yes, I love my hummus this way!

We eat a lot of beans around here. One way the kids love beans is when I boil them for a couple hrs with garlic salt and cumin. Toss them in a blender until pureed. I put some in a kids bowl, add some shredded/cottage cheese and let them have chips to dip. They think it's a super big treat because they never get chips. Only with 'nachos'. You can always add tomatoes, lettuce, salsa...anything else. I also want to try added pureed veggies to hide in the beans because they devour this meal .
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Originally Posted by KWinMT View Post
I also love to make a veggie enchilada:

Filling for enchiladas
1 block of cream cheese ( I always use the low fat)
1 can black beans or 1/2 cups cooked beans (pinto beans are also yummy in this too)
1 block of frozen spinach - thawed and excess moisture squeezed out
Any other veggies you may like you can throw in (bell pepper, broccoli, zucchini)
1 cup Mexican four cheese blend - or whatever cheese (optional - delicious with or without)
1 small can diced green chilis
1-2 tsp garlic powder (to taste)
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste.
(all of these spice measurements are approximate - I don't measure, I season to until it tastes right)

Buy a can of enchilada sauce - I far prefer green for this recipe, but red will work too.
Buy a package of tortillas - taco size.

Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray - put a I buy a bag of tortillas - usually use whole wheat - and put a little of the enchilada sauce at the bottom. Then start putting the filling in the tortillas and rolling them up and placing them in the pan - repeat until the pan is full. Pour enchilada sauce over the tortilla rolls (make sure some gets down between the rolls). Bake at 400 for 15 minutes, top with more cheese if desired and put back in oven until cheese is melted (10 minutes-ish).

Hope these help you! I love to cook and eat beans!
WE made these tonight and yum! I dont know if I'll make beef ones ever again!
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