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One Can of Beans – Four Meals

by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo) (follow)
I'm a freelance writer living in the beautiful river town of Mannum in SA, dreaming of the day I can retire from the 9-5 to write full time.
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Baked Beans
A humble can of beans

As a frugal blogger, I love to practice what I preach, and in order to do that I get to experiment and find new, creative ways to save money and get the most out of everything I buy.

Yesterday, I checked my pantry and found a couple of cans of home-brand baked beans that had been there for a while, so I began to think of creative ways that I could use them.

Here is what I made using just one can:

Baked Beans
Lazy bean nachos

Lazy Bean Nachos

I had a bag of corn chips with just a few broken bits left in the bottom, so using just over a third of the can of beans and some cheese I made a filling treat for lunch. I kept the sauce aside.

Pasta and a Healthy Salad
For dinner, I made a pasta dish using a couple of franks from the freezer, the sauce from the baked beans and some canned tomatoes.

Baked Beans
Pasta and salad

To accompany that I put together a salad and included some beans rinsed off to remove the excess sauce. Delicious!

Baked Bean Patties x 2

With the remaining half can of baked beans, today I made patties. Even using only half the recipe, it still made six patties, enough for two meals.

Baked Beans
Baked bean patties

With the second can, I will be testing a new Baked Bean Cookie recipe I found online and will toss the rest into a Minestrone soup.

While you can’t beat baked beans on toast for a quick, nutritious meal, with just a little research and imagination, you can give them a whole new twist.

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