Saturday, December 6, 2008

Saucy Beef, Black Beans and Corn

In the previous post, I showed you how to make soup base out of some leftovers from the refrigerator. Now that you have disguised the leftovers, you can use them without any hassle from your family, hahaha!

Before we get to the soup base, here is a picture of one of my favorite kitchen tools. It is from pampered chef (no, I am not a dealer, lol). I don't know what they call it, but it is for cooking/breaking up ground beef while cooking it. I love this thing!

So, into my large frying pan goes a pound of ground beef. Cook it up and instead of using a spatula, use the pampered chef tool. You'll love it, I promise!

While that is cooking, dice up an onion (glad I saved it and didn't use it in my soup base earlier!). This is another favorite kitchen tool. I am not kidding, I must use this dicer thing 3 times a week.

Dump the diced onions into the browning ground beef. Once beef is cooked and onions are translucent, you can go to the next step.

Add the following ingredients:

1 can black beans, drained

1 can corn, drained

1 can rotelle diced tomatoes with green chilies

1 small can diced green chilies

1 can Campbell's Fiesta Nacho Cheese soup

1 c. of leftover cream soup base (from my previous post)

Add all ingredients, stir and simmer on low-medium until cooked through. I cooked up some cornbread at the same time and served it over the cornbread for a delicious meal. Perfect with a tall glass of milk. Just to let you know, you can substitute the tomatoes for whatever you have on hand. Plain diced tomatoes will work just fine.

If you were at all concerned about how you would use that soup base, you can see that it is easy to tuck it into a saucy recipe. Use it in casseroles, stews, soups.

This is just one way to use this up. If you have any of this left over, then see my next post where I am using the extra to make burritos!

1 comment:

OurCarsAndCops said...

your favorite tool is called a mix and chop. I used to sell pampered chef, its one of my favorites too! :)