Friday, September 12, 2008

Beefy Beans

This is one of the many variations possible with my husband's family meal staple, Beefy Beans!

Beefy Beans

1 lb. ground beef
1 can pork and beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can stewed or diced tomatoes, with juice
1 cup vegetable juice (V-8)
2 tablespoons mild salsa
Small onion, diced
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook the hamburger meat with the onion. Take the meat out and place it on a paper towel and wipe out the skillet. Put the meat back in and add the cans of beans and tomatoes, vegetable juice, salsa, and salt and pepper. Cook until thoroughly warm. Tastes better if it can simmer together for a while.

Serve with crackers. In the winter serve it over rice or with some fresh baked bread. All the kids loved it and there weren't any leftovers. (Rats.)

That was my quick version. You can use ground turkey (which is what I normally use; with that you can skip the draining step) and dried beans that you have cooked beforehand. You can use fresh tomatoes and green peppers or a whole jar of salsa, depending on which you have on hand or which you prefer. You can also use two cans of pork and beans instead of a can of that and a can of pinto beans. It doesn't really matter which way you decide to fix it, it's delicious!

1 comment:

Denise Clarke said...

Sounds delish on a cold autumn day ... lol!