Barefoot by the Sea: Vegetarian Corn and Bean Flautas #CansGetYouCooking #NationalCannedFoodMonth #Shaws

Monday, February 22, 2016

Vegetarian Corn and Bean Flautas #CansGetYouCooking #NationalCannedFoodMonth #Shaws

Did you know that February is National Canned Food Month?  Shaws is helping you celebrate by reminding us how easy and economical it is to have a well stocked "cantry" to help you make delicious and satisfying meals.  Always looking for a healthy, budget friendly meal, I was intrigued to participate. In New England, it's tough to buy local and fresh year round. After doing some research, I was surprised to find out that canned goods are usually 15%-20% less expensive than frozen. They also are one of the best ways to get your food from farm to table by locking nutrients in hours after picking! Canned fruits and vegetables are a great way to get healthy options on your table more often! 
I headed over to my local Shaws store to get all the items I needed for this easy, economical dish. The cans were convenient and easy to prepare.  I created a simple, vegetarian dish that my family enjoyed. 
Vegetarian Corn and Bean Flautas  
  • 1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with jalapeno peppers
  • 1 can corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 chopped yellow onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 12 soft tortillas
  1. Preheat oven to 350* F
  2. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray
  3. Add garlic, onions, green pepper, tomatoes, cumin and chili powder
  4. Cook on medium heat until onions and peppers are tender
  5. Stir in beans
  6. On a prepared baking sheet, arrange tortillas and spread 1-2 tablespoons of bean filling on each corn tortilla
  7. Top with cheese
  8. Roll tortilla around filling, secure loosely with toothpick 
  9. Bake 6-10 minutes until corn tortillas are crispy  
  10. Top with cilantro, salsa and sour cream if desired
As an alternative recipe, you can easily make open faced Corn and Bean Quesadillas, yum!
Are you ready for Cans Get You Cooking? Take a look at the recipes and inspiration to help you get out of that food rut and into an easier, healthy weekly dinner routine!

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