Meals From Cans - aka Dump Meals

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by Ganado, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++


    • Ingredients
      • 5-6 roma tomatoes, diced
      • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
      • 1 (14 oz) can corn, drained
      • 1/2 medium onion, diced (I used a purple onion)
      • 1 avocado, diced
      • 1 green bell pepper, diced
      • 2 tablespoons diced jalapenos (more or less, depending on how hot you prefer it)
      • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
      • 3/4 cup Italian dressing (I used Wishbone Robusto Italian)
      • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
      1. Mix together tomatoes, black beans, corn, onion, avocado, green pepper, and jalapenos in a large bowl. Sprinkle garlic powder on top, then stir in dressing and cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips (I suggest using the "scoop" chips- you are going to want to get a lot of this with every bite!).

  2. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Black Bean Quinoa Salad


    • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
    • 2 cups water
    • 1 can black beans, drained and rinse or 1½ cups cooked homemade black beans
    • 1½ cups corn, cooked
    • 1 bell pepper, finely chopped
    For Dressing
    • 1½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • ¼ cup of cilantro, chopped
    • Juice from 1 lime
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1¼ teaspoon ground cumin
    • ⅓ cup canola oil
    1. Bring water to a boil. Then stir in the quinoa. Return to a boil. Then reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for approximately 25-30 minutes.
    2. Whisk the vinegar and oil together in a small bowl while the quinoa is cooking. After combined, add lime juice, salt, and cumin and blend.
    3. Add quinoa to a serving bowl, then add in beans, corn, bell pepper, and cilantro.
    4. Combine the vinaigrette dressing with the mixture and stir until all is coated.
    5. Serve warm or cold!
  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Easy Peasy...

    One can Dennison's, or your favorite chili heated.
    Pour over 1/2 bag of yellow corn tortilla chips
    You can top it with shredded cheese, I choose not to
  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator


    1 can Pork and Beans
    2 cups cooked white rice (I know, not from a can, but almost)
    1 can Vienna Sausages drained and cut into bite size pieces

    In a pot, add Pork and Beans, 2 Tbsp. Ketchup and one heaping Tbsp. brown sugar and heat
    Add cut up Vienna Sausages 2 minutes before rice is done.
    Serve over hot cooked rice

    This will serve four, or two who are wet, cold and hungry.
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  5. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Hormel chili with beans, poured over tortilla chips, shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, black olives and's a great meal... Mmmm hungry now.... might have to scamper off to the kitchen. ;)
  6. Seepalaces

    Seepalaces Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    One can las palmas green enchilada sauce 28 oz; one can pinto beans 16 oz, one can corn, one can green verdes salsa, one can cooked chicken, one small can sliced olives, and one can cream of chicken soup. Serve with rice and/or tortilla chips.
  7. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Not a 100% can only meal but since it it uses 5 can, I will share:

    1/2 lbs bacon cooked and crumbled
    1/2 lbs burger, browned
    1 med onion, chopped
    1/2 cup ketchup
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    2 tbsp molasses
    1/4 tsp powered mustard (I use regular and squirt some in)
    1 28 oz can baked beans- do not drain
    1 can butter beans
    1 can kidney beans
    1 can black beans (or whatever)
    1 can green beans

    Throw it all in a pot or crock pot and cook for at least 2 hours.
  8. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    1 can Old El Paso enchiladas
    1 can pork and beans

    put beans in large pot, heat.

    Drain the enchiladas into the beans and pour out onto a plate. Cut enchiladas in half, add to beans.

    Heat till bubbly. Serves 2 - corn on side is a nice touch.
  9. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    This takes a full day, but I had to share. 4 cans black beans drained, 1/2 pound thick cut apple wood smoked bacon crumbled, teespoon of "english" brown mustard, 2 tablespoons HD Sause, 2 table spoons dark brown sugar, and a liberal dose of no sulfur Molasses. Place beans on a paper towel on a backing tray, place in oven for 1/2 hour with temp set to 240 deg. When dry, place in Smoker for at least 6 hours Heavy Wet smoke. Add rest of ingredients and cook in crock pot on medium setting, adding water, and a few shots Jack Danials to keep like a thick Stew. Best with a hearty loaf of fresh baked Russian black bread bread and butter, and served with fresh blanched garden greens! Not quite a "dump and serve, but still pretty low labor.
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  10. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    SpaghettiO's with a couple of hot dogs cut up in it is as good as it gets. Also add cheddar Gold Fish Crackers. Yum. :D
  11. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    ^If you can get a significant other to cut the hotdogs, pour in the SpaghettiO's and heat it up it seems to taste even better. [afro]
  12. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    1 Hormel Corned beef hash with 2 fried eggs ( per person) Diced green Onions, crumbled bacon bits and sour cream! YUMMM!!!
  13. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    ^I'ma going to try that. Once I run out of SpaghettiO's. [afro]
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  14. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    I do the same thing, but add re-hydrated hash browns to 'lighten up' the hash.

    Heat the hash on 1 side of the griddle, add the hash browns to the other side with a bit of olive oil, once the spuds are brown, add the eggs. Chop together and continue to fry till the eggs are done.

    A big 'ol cup of hot Joe to make it all work.
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  15. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    1 can of potato chowder.
    2 hot dogs (Hebrew National!), sliced into 'medallions' (I watch cooking shows too)

    Chowder goes on pot to heat, add the hot dogs. As you serve, add some shredded cheese to top.

    Good for a fast-to-fix winter lunch
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2016
  16. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    One jar of Fondue Swiss cheese blend with white wine ( ether come's in, or add a little) one Pepperidge farms beef sausage sliced diagonally into medallions ( I watch cooking show's too! LOL) fried to almost burned, and a loaf of french bread toasted lightly and split sandwich style. Spread on the fondue and and add the sausage liberally!!!
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  17. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Wow not one bacon spam recipe! We have failed![GR][reddevil]
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  18. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Swedish Meatballs (aka cocktail meatballs)
    2 (12 ounce) bottles Heinz Chili Sauce
    1 (32 ounce) jar grape jelly
    1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
    3 (5 lb) bagsfrozen cocktail meatballs (I get these at Costco)

    Dump in slow cooker for 4-5 hours. Great for parties!
    NOTE: I use sirache sauce inplce of heinz chili sauce just half the amount and add 6oz of water
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2016
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  19. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Yes! Grape jelly for the win. My mom, rest her soul, used to make this very kind of meatballs for parties.
    Thanks for the memory jogger..
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2016
  20. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    (Retort pouch = soft-sided 'can')

    I pouch of Tasty Bite Madras Lentils
    1 pouch of Tasty Bite Jasmine rice
    heat in the microwave, mix together in large bowl

    Eaten with corn chips.

    A 'recipe' for the terminally lazy or a new Millennial that can't (or doesn't know how) to cook.
    Great as a 'TV dinner' when you just don't feel like real cooking....

    Aside - Tasty Bite is an Indian company that is vertically integrated (farm to shipping) and ISO 9001 certified - IOW, safe to eat. Found at Costco and Sam's.

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