Better with Beans
Low in fat and packed with fibre, beans are a source of quality protein and are extremely
versatile. Whether baked into muffins, added to tacos, or mixed into any favourite dish, the mild,
complementary flavour helps everyday families make healthy choices easier and every meal
better—everything is Better with Beans.
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Bacon and White Bean Soup
This hearty and delicious soup is ready in under 45 minutes and will become a staple in your kitchen! Made with white navy beans, bacon and flavoured with fresh thyme, this simple recipe is packed with flavour.
Braised Romano Beans with Polenta
I try to use dry beans whenever possible, but let’s be honest – there are days where I need to get dinner on the table ten minutes ago and that is when I reach for a can of beans. I find the best way to make canned beans more flavourful is to simmer them with lots of good olive oil and some broth. Romano beans are grown in Ontario and Manitoba under the moniker of Cranberry Beans or Speckled Sugar Beans and are soft with a sweet, almost nutty flavour, making them perfect for this type of braised dish.
I serve this over polenta that I make in my Instant Pot but feel free to make polenta any way you like or even spoon the beans over thick slices of toasted bread or even mashed potatoes.
Harissa White Bean Dip
Flourless Pumpkin-Spice Muffins with White Kidney Beans and Cream Cheese Frosting
Adding beans to your favourite snacks can help boost fibre and protein levels without you even tasting them! With as much as 6 grams of fibre and 8 grams of protein in ½ serving, white kidney beans taste great in many sweets including these flourless pumpkin-spice muffins with cream cheese frosting! Affordable, nutritious, heart healthy and anti-inflammatory – everything is better with beans!
Turkey and Black Bean Taco Skillet
Types of Beans
Ontario grows nine types of beans. Learn more about each variety here.
Nutrition & Health
It’s commonly known that beans are good for you — but do you know how good?
Learn how to properly store, select, soak and cook Ontario beans.
Better with Beans
Learn more about this amazing superfood
and why everything is better with beans!