DASH Magazine: Delicious (and Cheap!) Ideas for Dried Beans

In this month’s “Ask Melissa” column of DASH Magazine, a reader wants to know: What’s an easy way to prepare dried beans?

Her answer: Dried beans are a great staple (and cheaper than canned!): It’s easy to prepare them in a slow cooker or on the stove top to use right away or freeze. And now, some tasty ideas! Mash cooked beans with barbecue sauce to make veggie burgers; toss them into your favorite pasta; blend with lemon juice and cumin to make hummus; sauté with aromatics and serve with grilled chicken; or make my black bean brownies!

Then, Melissa shares both step-by-step cooking options as well as links to lots of simple and delicious recipe ideas including burgers, pasta, hummus, smoothies, guacamole, and even brownies. Get the tips and recipes here.

Click here to check out all Melissa’s stories in DASH.