Canned Beans Recipes
I can’t say it often enough, I love having home canned beans in my pantry! They make for some quick, filling, and healthy meals that don’t take much effort to get on the table.
The beans we can the most often at our house are Pinto Beans. They are pretty basic so I can use them for many different dishes. Here are some of our favorite canned beans recipes that we enjoy making with our home canned goods!
Loaded Baked Potatoes
Boil potatoes (or cook in the crockpot) until soft. Caramelize onions in a frying pan with a little butter. Warm up a can of beans on the stove top. Top your cooked potato with the beans and onions and a bit of shredded cheese and sour cream. You can also add other toppings like fresh tomatoes or anything you have on hand that you think will taste good. This is a very filling meal!
This isn’t much of a recipe than an idea but it makes for a super simple and quick lunch! Warm up a can of beans on the stove top, place in a bowl and top with melted cheese.
Use home canned beans in the place of refried beans in Bean Burritos.
Make an easy batch of chili with your home canned beans! Add a can of beans and a pound of cooked hamburger to the slow cooker along with a quart jar of canned stewed tomatoes. Add in chili powder and water until the chili has your desired level of “hotness” and consistency and then cook in the slow cooker for at least 4-6 hours.
I love a good taco salad topped with whatever fresh produce I have on hand! Start by placing some tortilla chips on a plate, top the chips with cooked ground beef and a warmed up can of beans. Top that with cheese, lettuce, salsa, sour cream (Get cultures to make your own Sour Cream here), avocados, or any other toppings that you love on a taco.
Baked Beans Side Dish
For a simple side dish, add a bit of brown sugar into the canned Pinto Beans or canned Pork and Beans when warming on the stove top. Cook until all the sugar has melted into the beans and serve as a sweet baked beans side dish with hamburgers, steaks, or other summertime foods.
As you can see, canned beans make for some super easy meals! I love keeping them in the pantry at all times for some quick go-to meals on the nights when I just don’t feel like making anything special or just don’t have time to cook a regular meal.
These are just a few of our favorite meals that we make with our home canned beans, what do you like to make with yours?