Leftover Tuesdays #2

David at Cooking Chat started a wonderful event called ‘Leftover Tuesdays’ and Rachel is hosting the second one. I can’t wait to see what everyone cooked up!

I make pork loin about every other week and it’s a good source for leftovers. Sometimes I shred it for BBQ sandwiches or add green chile sauce for burritos, for example. This week I was intending to make a garlic filled Twice Cooked Pork, but plans often go astray. Instead, I made another fairly common meal for our house that I, ever so creatively, call ‘Meat, Beans and Rice’.

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There are a number of different permutations of this — ground beef, chicken, or pork for the meat, for example — but it typically has kidney beans, onions and tomatoes in it and corn makes a frequent appearance. Here’s this week’s method:

Three slices of cooked pork loin, torn into small chunks

1 can green enchilada sauce

1 (15 oz) can kidney beans

1 (15 oz) can corn

1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes

3 green onions (b/c I didn’t have any yellow ones but had these on hand)

cumin

oregano

2 cloves garlic, crushed

I put the pork in a pan and covered it with the green enchilada sauce and let it simmer for a few minutes before adding the beans and corn. I let that simmer a few more minutes before adding the tomatoes and seasonings and then let it simmer until the rice was done. I also made some guacamole to go with it. The Husband had a little sour cream and cheese on top of his.

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3 Responses

  1. In yet another twist to the leftover theme, this morning for breakfast the kids were eating this plain and in tortillas with the leftover guacamole. No, we’re not traditionalists when it comes to breakfast — but who said a breakfast burrito has to have eggs in it? 😉 It’s got all sorts of good stuff for breakfast — protein, fiber, good carbs.

    I’m sure my MIL would not be happy at all. Thing 2 was telling me a couple of months ago that during their 3 wk stint with the Grandparents last summer that Grandma informed her only orange juice is a Proper Breakfast Juice. We frequently do things the Improper Way here! 😉

  2. I really like the Leftover Tuesday idea. I try to have a leftover day once a week, but I think it’s a great idea to plan for it each week. I especially like the idea of finding creative ways to use leftovers. 🙂

    ~Debi

  3. Looks good to me! You can make leftover of those leftovers by wrapping it all up in a tortilla!

    By the way, the Leftover Tuesdays Roundup is now posted. Thanks for participating!

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