Recipes

Orecchiette with Shrimp, Greens & BeansIn A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche Dubois said, “Don't you just love those long rainy afternoons in New Orleans, when an hour isn't just an hour, but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands and who knows what to do with it?” Well, we know just what to do with it: Make this dish. Feel free to substitute your favorite pasta for the orecchiette and use whatever kinds of greens you like best (spinach, rapini, kale, broccoli, escarole or chard). You can also swap out the shrimp for sausage, bacon or scallops. Experiment with different kinds of Blue Runner beans. Recipe adapted from @primal_gourmet
Black Bean + Corn SalsaThis zesty relish can be served on its own with chips, but can also be made into a heartier salad by adding meat, pork loin, lamb, or maybe skirt steak.
Black Bean BurgersBetween homemade, restaurant, and store-bought, these are the best black bean burgers we've ever tried. These burgers are not vegan or vegetarian. (See recipe note to make adjustments if necessary.) With great reviews from taste testers around the world, we're confident you’ll be satisfied with this black bean burger recipe!
Black Bean DipFor a healthier alternative to sour cream, try mixing in nonfat Greek yogurt.
Pasta with White BeansThe key to a soup with fully developed savory flavor starts with the soffritto—a mix of aromatic vegetables that are slowly cooked in the first stage of cooking. Take your time sweating down the vegetables until they are completely softened before letting them take on any color. You’ll be surprised by how much volume they lose and how much liquid they release and by how much unquantifiable richness they lend to the final dish, which is nothing more than a combination of humble ingredients.
White Bean HummusThis recipe is inspired by Turkey & the Wolf’s dip, but modified a bit to use the creamy canned beans
Crispy Red BeansIf you like roasted chickpeas, you’re going to love these crispy red beans tossed with fresh herbs and spices.
Two Bean ChiliServe in bowls topped with grated Cheddar cheese and salsa fresca for a festive touch.
Shrimp and White Bean SaladA perfect salad. Light, tasty and ready for any warm day. Ms. Lou likes to make it ahead of time and chill it in the fridge for a few hours.
Red Bean BurgersThis red bean burger is a great alternative for when you're looking for something a little less greasy. Ms. Lou will even make them ahead of time and freeze the patties for grilling later.
Two Bean SaladThis cool two bean salad is a light, refreshing side to any picnic or outdoor activity.
Barbecue Baked BeansThese sweet and tangy BBQ baked beans are a delicious side to any dish. They're so good sometimes Ms. Lou just has them as the main course!
New Orleans Navy BeansThis recipe will surely please the most discerning lover of Creole meals. Try this dish with a side of pork chops or fried catfish. Enjoy!
New Orleans Red BeansJames Beard Award winning Chef Frank Brigsten demonstrates his recipe on this classic New Orleans dish. You’ll dream about these red beans and rice.
Warm Red Bean Pimento Cheese DipJames Beard Award winning Chef Frank Brigsten demonstrates how to use Creole cream style red beans to create a fantastic party dip.
Black Bean Taco DipThis quick and simple Black Bean Taco Dip from Chef Frank Bristen is the perfect go-to dish for tailgate parties and casual entertaining.
Mango Black Bean SaladThis simple Black Bean Mango Salad is the perfect go-to dish for tailgate parties and casual entertaining. Can be served on tacos, eaten as salsa or main dish. 
Pressure Cooker Red BeansLet the pressure cooker take the pressure off of you! Everyone’s favorite dish can now be made in no time.