6 layer dip

6 LAYER DIP

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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6 LAYER DIP

Who doesn’t love a good dip? A 6 layer dip at that!

I love a good dip, but the beauty of this dip is that it’s basically 6 dips in one! 6 delicious layers that make each mouthful it’s own adventure. It’s a pretty classic taco flavoured bean dip, perfect for sharing with friends. Serve this 6 layer dip with your favourite corn chips, I’m my case that was round Tostitos.

Now I will admit that this recipe makes quite a large portion, so if you’re not looking to share this with a group of people then I definitely suggest cutting the portions in half.

6 layer dip

Want to try some other dips?

Smoke Salmon Dip

Pico de Gallo

6 layer dip

6 Layer Dip

Taco flavoured bean dip with 5 other beautiful layers
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Medium serving dish

Ingredients
  

  • 300 mL refried beans canned; my favourite is the Old El Paso variety
  • 20 g taco seasoning I used the mild Old El Paso kind
  • ½ cup marble cheese or your preferred kind of cheese; shredded
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 3 stalks green onion chopped
  • ½ small orange bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 tomato finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Begin by combining the refried beans and taco seasoning together. That will be your first layer. Spread it evenly on the bottom of your serving dish.
  • Next, layer the sour cream. Then layer the chopped tomatoes and orange bell pepper. Next, layer the salsa, shredded cheese and top with the chopped green onions. Serve with your favourite corn chips.

Notes

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Keyword 6 layer dip, dip, taco bean dip


6 Bean Salad

6 BEAN SALAD

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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6 BEAN SALAD

I love a good bean salad. I just find it so much more exciting than a regular old garden salad and it’s so much more filling! Filled with 6 different varieties of beans and finely chopped vegetables, this 6 Bean Salad really hits the spot!

Beans, beans and more beans, plus some veggies!

Please don’t feel restricted when it comes to this 6 Bean Salad recipe. You can swap or add/replace the vegetables depending on what you have on hand. However, the cucumbers in brine with garlic are pretty crucial in bringing in that extra punch of flavour and acidity. If you don’t have any cucumbers in brine with garlic on hand, then it’s crucial that you add some lemon juice, apple cider vinegar or other type vinegar. Perhaps before you try changing this recipe too much though you can give mine a shot 😉

Want to try some other salads?

Beet Salad

Bocconcini Salad

Creamy Broccoli Salad

Greek Quinoa Salad

Potato Salad

6 BEAN SALAD

6 Bean Salad

6 varieties of beans, with finely chopped vegetables to make a deliciously hearty salad
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Servings 8 servings

Equipment

  • Small bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 540 mL canned 6 bean mix drained and rinsed
  • 1 stalk celery finely chopped
  • ¼ small red onion finely chopped
  • ½ small red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 large cucumber in brine with garlic
  • 1 tsp brine brine from the cucumber in brine with garlic jar
  • ½ tsp olive oil extra virgin
  • ½ – 1 tsp salt to taste
  • ½ – 1 tsp pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Drain and rinse the beans from the can. Chop all the vegetables and combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Salad tastes best when it has some time to sit in the fridge, at least 1 hour. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Store in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
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Keyword 6 bean salad, bean salad, salad

Sausage, bean and kale soup

SAUSAGE, BEAN, AND KALE SOUP

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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Sausage, bean and kale soup

A super hearty and chunky sausage, bean and kale soup

Soup season is upon us and I couldn’t be more excited! This sort of cassoulet inspired soup is one of my absolute favourites. A sausage, bean and kale soup is the perfect step towards fall and I hope you enjoy this quick and flavourful soup this season.

Sausage, bean and kale soup

If you don’t have white beans, why not try black-eyed peas or whatever you have on hand? Also, play around with different kinds of sausages, although I personally like a spicy Italian the best. If you don’t have your own vegetable stock then use a boxed kind or water and bouillon. Last thing, don’t be afraid to add more salt or pepper depending on your taste buds!

Want to try some other soups?

Potato Leek Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

Healthy Broccoli Soup

Sausage, Bean and Kale Soup

Sausage, Bean and Kale Soup

A sausage, bean and kale coup, really just the quick version of a Cassoulet
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Servings 6 servings

Equipment

  • Large pot

Ingredients
  

  • 3-4 Italian sausages I prefer to use a spicy kind
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tomatoes diced
  • tsp salt
  • tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 540 mL white beans canned, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 bunch kale destemmed and cut into small bite sized pieces.
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, boil the sausages for 8 minutes. Once done, cut the sausages into bite sized pieces and set aside. Clean the pot to reuse for the soup.
  • On medium heat, add olive oil, and onion. Sauté for 2 minutes. Next, add the garlic, salt, pepper and chili flakes and cook for an additional minute. Then, add the thyme, oregano, basil, tomatoes and tomato paste and cook for another minute. Add the sausages, vegetable stock, and beans. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes. Add the kale and simmer for another 5 minutes and it's ready to serve!

Notes

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SLOW COOKER MOLASSES BEANS

SLOW COOKER MOLASSES BEANS

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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SLOW COOKER MOLASSES BEANS

If you know me, you know I absolutely LOVE beans and so does my partner, so they make an appearance just about every weekend morning. Now don’t get me wrong, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with canned beans, but this slow cooker molasses bean recipe beats the added chemicals and preservatives that come in the canned versions. While you can definitely bake these beans so they’re ready in much less time, I personally love slow cooking them for a long time on low heat on a Friday night so that I wake up to fresh slow cooker molasses beans on Saturday morning.

slow cooker molasses beans

Now, this recipe definitely makes a fair bit if beans so if you’re not feeding a lot of people, they do freeze super well and can be taken out the night before you plan on eating them. Freeze them in a freezer bag or glass jars for up to 3 months. I personally prefer small glass jars, which I clean and reuse (ex. small salsa jar) because it’s a great portion size for 2 people. For a family of 4, I’d recommend a pasta jar size.

slow cooker molasses beans

Recipes tips:

  1. The first tip, and trust me I learned this the hard way through many trials and errors, make sure that your navy beans are cooked properly before adding them to the slow cooker and/or oven. NO they will not continue to cook and soften, so do not leave them a little al dente. It’s key that your beans are tender, but not mushy.
  2. Rendering your bacon fat is absolutely crucial and requires your attention. Dice your bacon and add to the pan on medium heat. Render the bacon slowly and when 3/4 of the way done (you do not want the bacon to get crispy) add the onion, garlic, pepper and chili powder. Seasoning at this point will help boost the flavour. The bottom of your pan will have brown bits full of flavour, called fond, so it’s key to deglaze your pan to extract all that flavour. Here at Fork & Flora it’s all about flavour, flavour, flavour!
slow cooker molasses beans

Variations:

For a vegetarian option you can easily omit the bacon. Replace with some diced tomatoes or nothing at all!

For a vegan option, omit the bacon and use a vegan molasses and BBQ sauce and you’re good to go!

For a non-alcoholic option, use a non-alcoholic beer, water or broth.

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Sausage, bean and kale soup

Slow Cooker Molasses Beans

These delicious slow cooked beans are the perfect accompaniment to your weekend breakfast.
Prep Time 1 d 1 hr
Cook Time 10 hrs
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine British
Servings 20 individual servings

Equipment

  • Slow cooker
  • Medium pot
  • Large pan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups white navy beans soaked in cold water for 24 hours
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup bacon diced
  • 3/4 cup beer of your choice
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth

Instructions
 

  • Soak 2 cups of white navy beans in cold water for 24 hours.
  • Simmer the soaked beans, in fresh water, for approximately 40-60 minutes until tender but not mushy (the timing will largely depend on your stove top).
  • In a large pan, over medium heat, cook and render the fat of the diced bacon for approximately 12-15 minutes. At this point, before the bacon gets crispy, reduce to medium-low heat and add the diced onion, garlic, pepper and chili powder. Sauté for 3-5 minutes, until onion becomes translucent. Next, turn up to medium-high heat and add beer to deglaze the pan, about 5-7 minutes until the alcohol evaporates.
  • Add your bacon mixture and drained tender navy beans into the slow cooker. Add the molasses, BBQ sauce, ketchup, tomato paste, vegetable broth, onion powder and garlic powder and stir the contents until well combined. Depending on time, you can slow° cook the beans on low heat for 10 hours (overnight) or on high heat for 4 hours.

Notes

Don’t have a slow cooker? You can easily bake these beans in the oven at 375°F for 2.5-3 hours.
 
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Keyword breakfast beans, navy beans, slow cooker, slow cooker beans, slow cooker breakfast beans