Sunday, July 19, 2009

All Purpose Beef (or Chicken ) & Black Bean Filling - works in just about ANYTHING...

This recipe is one of those rare finds that allow you to make several meals out of one convenient preparation. It doesn’t look like much, but you will love the flavor. The source I found this on mentioned that they are “definitely hooked on this stuff!” I can see why, and you will too...

I would not have tried this if the author of Stolen Moments Cooking had not written such a stellar description. And that would have been a shame! This really IS a versatile filling for just about anything. It has a warm, wonderful flavor that is mild, but with a little pizzaz also.

It also freezes (and refrigerates) conveniently, allowing you to put away single-serving sizes - or enough for the entire family. If you do freeze it, try squeezing out the extra air and freezing it FLAT to allow for quicker thawing when you need it. I wish I had thought about this when I was preparing for vacations with my (much younger) family. Placing frozen bags of food like this in a cooler serves two purposes - keeping things cold, and also allowing it to thaw slowly while keeping everything else the right temperature.

We made nachos with it tonight, but I’m planning to use it as a topping for mexican rice soon. You'll love all you can do with this filling...

For this recipe, photos, and instructions - go to: ("empty nest" tab)


  1. You always have such great tips! We are going camping soon and I'm going to use the frozen bag idea! I'm sure the filling is delicious!