I made a kind of pork and beans recipe. It’s savory, a little spicy, and has a lot of flavor. What’s more, it’s pantry-friendly! This is a cheap meal, too, since it’s based on beans. I think the whole thing could be produced for under $10, and it will serve a whole family with leftovers for later. Since I already had everything, I’m not sure of the actual price of stuff.
- 3 cans black beans, drained & rinsed
- 1 can pork
- 1 can mixed veggies, drained
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons Avocado oil (don’t use olive oil)
- 2 tablespoons Mrs. Renfro’s Ghost Pepper Salsa
- 1/2 chopped Bell Pepper (mine were dried)
- 1 Teaspoon light brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon each of Paprika, garlic powder, powdered cumin, salt
I browned the onion in a little bit of Avocado Oil and added the mixed veggies. Then, I added the beans, salsa and can of pork, broken up. I topped it with the tomatoes and added enough water to cover everything. Added the sugar and spices. I did add a touch of salt, but only to help the onions brown. I prefer to add salt at the table.
I cooked it till it was well warmed through and had boiled about 20 minutes. Then, I put it in the oven to stay warm overnight at 250. You can do this in a slow-cooker, too. Just leave it be. Serves 8.
About Mrs. Renfro’s —
I love this salsa company! They are a family-owned business in Texas and their bottled salsas are the best I’ve found. Better than that stuff advertised on TV. They have a realistic hot with flavor that isn’t just “hot” to burn your mouth. I’ve found each of their salsas to be full of flavor and distinct from the other. The Carolina Reaper salsa is their hottest, and I frequently use their Jalapeno- based Green salsa in my queso dip.