GINORMOUS Bean Chipotle Extravaganza!

Hi friends!

I hope you’ve all have a great day!  Mine has been busy and sadly not very productive but oh well!  As I mentioned before, I’m trying to have more complete, balanced meals.  Today was a success!

Oats for breakfast, sandwich and soup for lunch, cantaloupe for a snack and dinner…

Just plain delicious!  I found this recipe on 101 Cookbooks a long time ago and bookmarked it for future making. I finally got around to doing so.  Of course I tweeked the recipe (quite a bit actually) but it still turned out delicious!

Ginormous Bean Chipotles Extravaganza

adapted from 101 Cookbooks Giant Chipotle White Beans

1/2 lb dried lima beans, cooked in salty water
1 tbsp olive oil
few dashes of cayenne, more for more heat
1 tsp chopped garlic
14oz can of diced tomatoes (I only had whole tomatoes so I chopped them up myself, works fine)
2 tsp dried oregano (more if you use fresh)
1 tbsp of adobo from a can of chipotle peppers
1-2 tbsp chopped cilantro
1-2 handfuls of kale, chopped
1-2oz crumbled feta (or other crumbly cheese like cotija… which apparently doesn’t exist in Upstate NY…)

Heat the oil (about medium heat) in a pot, add the garlic and the cayenne, cook for about a minute.  Add tomatoes, salt and oregano.  Cook for a few minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in the cooked beans and adobo sauce.  Stir in the kale and cilantro.  Transfer to a baking dish, bake at 450 for 10-15 minutes.  Serve and enjoy!

I had mine with red quinoa!

and a huge salad!

You should definitely try this recipe!  It was soooo good!  If you’re one of those people who hates lima beans (don’t get this by the way) you can probably use any other bean, maybe cannellini?  That being said, I thought the lima beans were the perfect bean for this dish!  So big and “meaty”!  Delicious!!

I seriously loved this flavor combo!  Chipotle, feta and cilantro!  What could be better!?!

Try it!  I bet following the original recipe would be even more delicious!  She makes a cilantro pesto that I was just too lazy to make 🙂 Hence I just stirred in some chopped cilantro…

This is also a great make-ahead dish!  I actually prepared it all on Sunday, and today I just stuck it in the oven while my quinoa cooked.  Healthy and Delicious dinner in 15 minutes!  Voila!

Anyway, now I’m off to read before Lost!!  Anyone else as obsessed as I am?!?

Have a fantastic night!!


19 thoughts on “GINORMOUS Bean Chipotle Extravaganza!

  1. Jill says:

    This dish is right up my ally. After reviewing my grocery budget for this month–yikes–I need to cook more at home!
    I will have to try this or some variation of it.
    I love beans!

  2. Jenn ( says:

    Wow, that bean dish looks fabulous! I love beans so much!! Your salad has me drooling, too. YUM! 🙂

    By the way, have I told you how much your photos rock?! They’re exceptional! What kind of camera do you have?


    • Karla says:

      It tasted pretty much the same to me! I tried googling and didn’t find any differences noted other than color. I guess it’s just a different variety, kind of like white, yellow and blue corn?

  3. Stephanie Lang says:

    I know that you LOVE oats for breakfast and maybe you have done this before but…

    this morning I made myself oatmeal and at the end I added 1/4 cup of milk, a few pinches of cocoa powder, a few spoons of my coffee and a sprinkle of cinnamon. WOW this was just the right amount of cocoa/coffee/milkyness to start my day off on the right foot!

  4. louisianagrown says:

    The only times I’ve ever had lima beans were at my mean grandmaw’s house and somehow it conditioned me to hate them…

  5. Katie says:

    Wow bean yummyness girl!!!!!!!! Yay for your man being there !!

    I LOVE your hairstyle!!! I think it looks fab! You pull it off well girl!! I could never pull my hair off short and wish I could chop it off sometimes!!

    Have a great day!!!

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