Blending Beans

Blending beans into other foods is a great way to extend the reach and reduce the cost of a meal. It’s also a great way to introduce picky eaters to beans for the first time.

You can either use whole cooked beans, or if you need to be sneaky, you can finely chop with a knife or mash with a potato masher. Combine the beans with ground meat for hamburgers, meatballs, tacos and so much more!

How to Blend Beans

  1. Beans of your choice: Black, red kidney, navy – the options are endless.
  2. Add whole, chopped, or mash: Add beans whole or, for the not so adventurous eaters, chop with a knife to help match the consistency of the ground meat.
  3. Blend: Add in any remaining recipe ingredients and blend until well combined.
  4. Cook: Cook according to recipe directions.

Cooking Tip

Black beans and kidney beans make great additions to ground beef dishes as they tend to match in colour when cooked. Add navy beans or other white beans great northern, cannellini or white kidney to ground chicken and turkey.

How to Blend Beans

Watch how to blend beans!

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