These are a "must try", and feel free to be adventurous and try other beans! (I will tell you though that with my trials so far, I have had the best luck with these butter beans, and Garbanzo, or "chick peas"! The smaller the bean, the more the bean "pops", or doesn't hold it's original shape.) The butter bean is also a wonderful bean to use because of it's size, flavor, and texture. This is a very simple and inexpensive snack to make for any occasion!
**A couple hours before making, open your can of beans, drain & rinse well. On a foil lined sheet tray, spread the beans out, then place a couple paper towels on top to soak up as much of the moisture as possible. (This will prevent the beans from imploding or "popping" even more in the oven while baking!)
Preheat oven to 400F
Ingredients: **Can be easily doubled, tripled, etc.!
Yields about 1 1/2 cups
1 15 oz. can of (Yellow) Butter Beans
Remove the beans from the refrigerator, and remove the paper towels. Drizzle a tiny bit of Sesame oil, and a little canola oil over the beans. (About 1/2 T of each.) Then only use about 1-2 dashes of Teriyaki sauce. Take your clean hands and gently rub the beans around on the pan to coat them well with the oil and Teriyaki. Sprinkle the chili powder, then sesame seeds, and then salt over top. (I am not including specific amounts, because seasoning is a personal preference in regards to what you like!)
Bake in oven for about 10min. at 400F, and turn your pan around. Bake for another 5-10min., (be careful to watch so that they don't burn!) Beans should be very crunchy when cooled! (If they are not baked long enough, they will be a bit soft on the inside- and not a very desirable texture!) Store beans in a ziploc, or a sealed container in a cool, dry place. (If after baking you find the beans are a bit soft inside, simply put back on a sheet tray, and return to the oven at a low temp. of 200F to dry out for about 15min. or so.)
***For other flavors Try: Plain- Olive or Canola oil, salt & pepper
Italian- Olive oil, parmesan cheese, garlic powder or flakes, and basil
Cajun- Canola oil & Cajun seasoning (can be found in most spice isles)
Sweet- Canola oil, cinnamon & sugar
Thai- Coconut oil/ Peanut oil, chili powder, salt
Or, try any purchased "Spice/seasoning mix", and oil of your choice!