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.

Recipe:

Breakfast Boats

Sautéed spinach and white pea beans are stuffed into bread boats and topped with eggs, crumbled bacon and cheddar cheese for a filling weekend breakfast.

Recipe:

Seared Haddock with Tomato, Basil and White Bean Sauce

Fresh haddock filets simmered in a tomato, basil and white bean sauce. Serve over brown rice or with a side salad.

Recipe:

Braised Lamb over Creamed White Beans

Braised lamb shanks aren’t just for when company comes over! This easy to prepare recipe uses a slow cooker so you can set it and forget it! Serve with a side of roasted asparagus and potatoes for a complete meal.

Recipe:

Mexican Black Bean Soup

Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce make a spicy base for this festive Mexican black bean soup. Loaded with corn, black beans, cooked brown rice and generously topped with diced tomatoes, red onion, sliced avocado, sour cream and, or course, cilantro.

Recipe:

Beefy Burritos

Add a flavourful twist to burrito night by blending half the beef with finely chopped mushrooms.

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?

Bean Basics

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!