Welcome to another Filling Your Freezer post!
|With some of those beans yesterday, I made Saucy Beans/Chili Beans.* (No meat, just seasoned.) I cooked up a pot of rice and made Rice, Bean, and Cheese Burritos.|
|I used Crystal's method of wrapping them and then stored most of them in the tortilla bags in the freezer.|
|I used some of those beans to make chili for supper so during the time I normally "cook" supper, I made Peanut Butter Pancakes. I placed them in zipper bags in the freezer.|
|While flipping pancakes, I also made 2 loaves of Whole Wheat Bread. After supper, I sliced up some of the bread for Homemade French Toast Sticks. These are fantastic from the freezer!|
*Saucy Beans/Chili Beans*
2 1/2 quarts of cooked beans
1 quart of tomatoes, drain half the juice and crush the tomatoes
2 bay leaves
1 1/2 T chili powder
1 T cumin
1 t garlic salt
1/2 t oregano
2 T dried onions
Simmer all ingredients in large sauce pot until juice is thick, onions are tender and re-hydrated. Remove bay leaves before serving.
(*Tip: If you use these beans for burritos, the leftover liquid makes a nice enchilada style sauce if you strain it. Also, you can use any bean for this. Pinto, kidney, and black are my favorites.)