Kidney beans are central to a chilli con carne or a vegetarian chilli beanpot. Add to veggie burgers, mash into a nut roast, or fold into sweetcorn burritos or enchiladas. You could include a can in your bolognese to cut down on the amount of meat. They’re also ideal for fresh salads or salsas.
Unopened kidney beans can be stored indefinitely. Once opened, don’t keep your beans in the tin – turn them out into a covered bowl and they’ll last for 3 or 4 days in the fridge. They can also be frozen, though their texture becomes a bit mushy when thawed, so they’ll be better for stews than adding to salads.
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Red kidney beans, water*
Allergens in bold.
|Energy (kJ)||636 kJ|
|Energy (kCal)||150 kCal|
|Fat (g)||0.5 g|
|of which Saturates (g)||0.1 g|
|Carbohydrate (g)||26.5 g|
|of which Sugars(g)||0.5 g|
|Protein (g)||7.5 g|
|Salt (g)||trace g|