I made these baked beans, but used vegetable stock and omitted the ham, as I had none on hand. I have to say they didn't meet my expectation, so after we ate them for a meal, I sorted the rest into 1-cup/freezer bag meal starters. Now I've been spending the rest of my month coming up with new ways to use the leftovers.
The first photo above is a meatless burrito, the second a curried bean pot with red peppers and spinach. Both were #testkitchen projects, and both passed the taste test with flying colours by one of my local sample tasters.
1 c. leftover baked beans, mashed
1 package veggie ground round
2/3 c. salsa (I used medium, but use your favorite)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp chipotle powder
1/3-2/3 c. water (to personal preference)
Whole Grain Whole Wheat Wraps
Heat all ingredients together, mix well, and serve each with a large, whole grain whole wheat tortilla, a leaf of romaine lettuce, 2-3 sprigs of cilantro, and a sprinkling of cheddar.
My first son and I found them a little spicy, but my husband added a lot of hot sauce to bring the heat up to his preference. The cilantro made the flavours really "pop".
Let me know what you think!
Curried Bean Pot with Red Peppers and Spinach
2 tsp yellow curry powder
1 tsp savoury
1 tsp salt
1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 can drained and rinsed chickpeas
1 c. leftover baked beans
1 c. canned diced tomatoes
1 c. diced mushrooms
1 c. diced or julienned sweet peppers (I used red)
2.5 c. baby spinach
1 onion, sliced
5 garlic cloves, sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 portion spice blend (see above)
3/4 c. water
2 tbsp fresh cilantro/serving
Heat the olive oil in skillet, and add onion. Cook until softened, then add garlic, mushrooms, peppers, and spinach. When softened, add the spice blend, and mix well. Add the tomatoes, and mix well. Add the water, 1/4 c. at a time, until you reach the consistency you like, then stir in the chickpeas and baked beans. Serve topped with chopped cilantro, or a sprig if you prefer.
I hope you enjoy this as much as we did! Let me know what you think!
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