Chili con Carne with Beans

Chili Con Carne with Beans

This recipe for Chili con Carne with Beans is a simple and easy way to make a pot of chili that uses canned roast beef in place of the usual hamburger.  It’s simple, delicious, and loaded with flavor.  Because this recipe uses a large number of canned ingredients, it’s on the table in about 35 minutes. 

Canellini Beans and Tomatoes

Cannellini Beans and Tomatoes

Cannellini Beans and Tomatoes  is a hearty  meal that’s loaded with nutrition and easy on calories.  The most time consuming part of the meal preparation is chopping the garlic and opening a few cans which makes it a great choice for a busy week night.  This is really a healthy, and delicious, 30 minute, vegetarian dish that is very simple to make.  The Cannellini Beans and tomatoes are delicious served over pasta or rice for a vegetarian meal, and they make a great accompaniment to chicken or fish, too.

Navy Bean and Bacon Soup from Canned Beans

Navy Bean and Bacon Soup (from Canned Beans)

This recipe for Navy Bean and Bacon Soup is made from canned beans.  It’s simple to make, uses readily available ingredients, and makes it possible to have dinner on the table in just a few minutes.  That’s what makes this recipe for Navy Bean and Bacon Soup a keeper.

Chicken Chile Verde

Chicken Chile Verde

When I hear someone mention Chile Verde, I  usually think of pork, but this version, which uses canned chicken, is a simple and delicious alternative.  It’s a quick and delicious meal for a busy week night.  I like to make this using great northern beans, so that the entire dish is mostly white, but it’s equally delicious when made with pinto beans.  The Chicken Chile Verde is delicious on its own, but it can also be served with warm tortillas, or fresh tortilla chips, and topped with shredded Monterey Jack cheese, fresh cilantro,  green onions and accompanied by your favorite […]

Vegetable Beef Soup--Simple and delicious made almost entireley from canned vegetables andf meat.

Vegetable Beef Soup

This is a simple and delicious vegetable beef soup that is ready in under a half of an hour.   It’s a delicious and hearty soup that’s great on its own or as an accompaniment to a sandwich or a salad.  This recipe for vegetable beef soup is so simple to make, it’s possible to have a home made soup on the table for dinner on a busy weeknight.  

Green Beans with Onion and Garlic

Green Beans with Onions and Garlic

Green Beans are a favorite around here.  We really like them, and have shared our recipe for garlic green beans which are made from fresh or frozen green beans.  Since we are in the midst of our 30 days of cans challenge, this recipe for Green Beans with Onions and Garlic is made from canned green beans.  The recipe is very simple and is ready for the table in about 15 minutes. 

Roasted Onion and Musroom Burgers with Potatoes--A one pan meal.

Roasted Onion and Mushroom Burgers with Potatoes

Roasted Onion and Mushroom Burgers with Potatoes is a one dish meal that gets a family friendly dinner on the table in no time.  It’s simple, delicious, and is the perfect meal for a busy weeknight.  I created this meal when my family requested burgers and roasted potatoes, but the burgers were still frozen, and my attention was needed in other places besides the kitchen.  

Corned Beef Hash with eggs

Corned Beef Hash

What do you do when you have leftover corned beef?  The answer is simple–make Corned Beef Hash.  I confess that we usually get our corned beef hash from a can, but it’s very easy to prepare from scratch, and it uses up St. Patrick’s Day leftovers.  Once you try the homemade version, you may never go back to eating the canned stuff. 

Roasted Baby Carrots

Roasted Baby Carrots

Roasting carrots is a great way to accentuate the natural sugars that occur in them.  A roasted carrot is sweeter than a steamed carrot.  I love that I can throw them into the oven and ignore them for the next 30 minutes or so and have a perfect side dish to accompany any meat entrée.

Linguine Carbonara--Pasta with eggs, bacon, and peas

Linguine Carbonara

Pasta loaded with the flavor of garlic, bacon,  and Parmesan cheese is sure to be appreciated by even the pickiest of eaters.  The most time consuming part of preparing this meal is cooking the bacon and boiling the linguine, so that makes Linguine Carbonara the perfect dish for a busy weeknight.