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Compliments of Diana Dyer, MS, RD

Dr. Dick's (Dyer) Mean and Lean Kidney Bean Hash

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 2-3 boiled potatoes, chilled and diced (leave skins on)
  • 1-15 ounce can kidney beans
  • 1/2 cup water
  • seasonings - dash of salt, pepper, garlic powder, tabasco sauce, Mrs. Dash seasoning


  • Heat olive oil in large fying pan. Saute onion until soft.
  • Add green and red peppers and saute briefly.
  • Add diced potatoes, mix well. Cook for 10 minutes, turning with spatula every 2 minutes.
  • While this is cooking, rinse the beans well to remove the *goo*, then mash 1/2 to 2/3 of the beans with a potato masher. Mix the beans into the mixture in the frying pan, add 1/2 cup water, and cover. Cook over medium
    heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Season to taste, serve, and enjoy. This serves two or one very hungry person. (I ate it all the first time Dick made it as I was very hungry and it was soooo good!)

Serving Suggestion: For turkey hash, substitute diced turkey for kidney beans. Or you may simply add diced turkey to this recipe for those who want to use up that left-over holiday (or anyday) turkey.