Meals From Cans - aka Dump Meals

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

  1. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Tuna ala King... serves two

    1 7 oz.can tuna, what ever you have chunk light, albacore, what ever..
    1 8.5 oz. canned peas
    1 8.5 oz. canned corn

    Make a rue of butter and flour or otherwise thicken (potato starch, arrowroot, corn starch, tapioca) 16 ounces of reconstituted whole milk powder and season to taste with salt and pepper.

    add the tuna, drained peas and drained corn to the thickened milk mixture and heat (do not boil)

    Serve over cooked egg noodles, or rice..
  2. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Chili

    Prep time 10 mins
    Total time 10 mins
    Serves: 6
    • 1 can (10 ounces) red enchilada sauce*
    • 1 can (14.5 ounces) petite diced tomatoes with green chilis**
    • 1 can (15 ounces) chili beans in mild chili sauce
    • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1 can (15 ounces) corn, drained
    • 1 and 1/2 pounds (2-3 large breasts) boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • 2 cups chicken stock (or chicken broth)
    • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 and 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
    Optional Additions: sour cream, freshly grated cheddar cheese, avocado, fresh cilantro, freshly squeezed lime juice

    1. In a large crockpot (I use a 6 quart crockpot), add in the enchilada sauce, undrained tomatoes, undrained chili beans, drained and rinsed black beans, drained corn, and uncooked chicken breasts.
    2. I like to cut each chicken breasts into 2-3 pieces after removing the fat only if I'm cooking this on high (cooks faster/more evenly in my crockpot).
    3. Add in the chicken stock and all of the seasonings. Stir well.
    4. Cover and place on high for 3-5 hours (or until chicken will easily shred) or low for 5-8 hours (again, until chicken will shred easily)
    5. Remove the chicken from the crockpot and shred in another bowl using two forks.
    6. Meanwhile, cube the cream cheese into small cubes and put them in the crockpot. Stir well and cover. Change temperature to high.
    7. Add the shredded chicken back into the crockpot. Stir and cover. Cook on high until all the cream cheese is melted. Stir.
    8. Serve with sour cream, cheddar cheese, avocado, and fresh cilantro as desired. If you only do one topping, to me, cheddar cheese is a MUST!
    *I've used Rosarita brand, Old El Paso, and Great Value brand (medium and mild, medium preferred for us, but use what you like best) **You can use just plain diced tomatoes if desired, it still tastes great!

    Easy Crockpot Creamy Chicken Enchilada Chili - Chelsea's Messy Apron
  3. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    ^Sounds tasty. [afro]
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  4. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    it was yummy over fritos =)
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  5. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    1 can Bushs Black eye peas (Black beans are a good substitute)
    2 cups cooked rice
    chopped onion to taste (about 1 cup)
    1/2 cup celery, chopped.
    1/2 cup green (or red if that is all you have) pepper, chopped.
    1 qt chicken stock (Stouffer's Chicken Base works well)
    Bacon, ham or a ham hock chopped - add for taste - leftovers are great, if there is such a thing as leftover bacon....

    Mix together, heat to serve. The rice is the only 'real' cooking required....

    Cut back on the stock, and serve over cornbread for something different
  6. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    1 (15.5-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and well rinsed.
    1/4 cup mayonnaise .
    1 tablespoon mustard, yellow or other (for flavor)
    1 1/2 tablespoons umeboshi vinegar - salty and adds a 'seafood type' flavor.
    1/4 cup chopped celery, from about one rib.
    2 tablespoons sliced scallions - this is about two scallions.
    A twist or two of ground black pepper.
    some lettuce leaves, washed and dried well - these will line whatever bread you use, so enough lettuce leaves to line each slice of bread.

    Chickpeas go into the food processor - if you don't have a processor, use a garlic press with larger screen. Run the processor for just a bit, you don't want a paste - gooey chunks is a better description. Think of this of a tuna fish substitute.

    Add mustard, mayo, celery and scallion & then mix.

    Place lettuce on bread, spoon mixture on the lettuce, spread with back of spoon. Makes 2 to 4 sandwiches.
    No cooking, no mercury, very little clean up. Just the thing for Millennials....and the rest of us.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2016
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  7. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    • 2 (6 1/2 ounce) cans tuna, drained and flaked
    • 1⁄4 cup mayo
    • 1⁄4 cup prepared salsa - chunky is best
    • 6 tortillas - at least 8 inch
    • 3⁄4 cup shredded cheddar cheese - sharp is better (about 3 oz)
    Mix tuna, mayo, and salsa. Spoon on to 3 of the tortillas, smooth with back of spoons.
    sprinkle cheese on top.
    Place the remaining tortillas on top to cover.

    Millennials - place the tortilla sandwich on paper plate and heat one at a time in microwave until cheese melts.

    For those that have non-stick fry pan, add a bit of oil, then heat. Place Quesadilla on pan and flip wihen the tortilla is browned.

    Serve hot. More salsa on the side because more is better, eh?

    Little to no cooking and easy clean up. The added mercury in your diet is a bonus....
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2016
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  8. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Chorizo Sweet Potato Chili
    Cost: $8.63
    Cost Per Serving: $1.44
    Serves: 6 (8 cups total)
    • 3 links (3/4 lb.) Mexican chorizo $2.51
    • 1 medium onion $0.42
    • 2 cloves garlic $0.16
    • 1 medium (1 lb.) sweet potato $1.00
    • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes $0.69
    • 1 (15.5 oz.) can kidney beans $1.09
    • 1 (15.5 oz.) can black beans $1.12
    • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste $0.55
    • 1 Tbsp chili powder** $0.30
    • ½ tsp cumin $0.05
    • ½ tsp oregano $0.05
    • 2 cups water $0.00
    • 1 bunch green onions $0.69
    1. Squeeze the chorizo out of its casing and into a large pot. Cook the chorizo over medium heat, breaking it up as it browns. After it is fully browned, drain the excess fat from the pot (if desired).
    2. While the chorizo is browning, dice the onion and mince the garlic. Add them to the pot after draining the fat. Continue to stir and cook. Peel the sweet potato and cut it into ½ inch cubes. Add them to the pot and continue to stir and cook.
    3. Rinse and drain the beans in a colander. Add them to the pot along with the diced tomatoes (with juices), tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and water. Stir until everything is well combined. Place a lid on the pot and allow the chili to come up to a simmer. Let the chili simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the sweet potatoes have softened. Serve hot, topped with sliced green onions.
    Optional toppings: cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream.
    **Chili powder is not the same as cayenne pepper. It is a blend of mild red chilies and other spices.

    30 minute Posole
    Cost: $6.55
    Cost Per Serving: $1.09
    Serves: 6 (1.33 cups each)

    • 1 small yellow onion $0.14
    • 2 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil $0.04
    • 2 Tbsp flour $0.02
    • 2 Tbsp mild chili powder* $0.30
    • 3 oz. tomato paste $0.33
    • ½ tsp cumin $0.05
    • ½ tsp garlic powder $0.05
    • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional) $0.03
    • ¾ tsp salt $0.03
    • 2 cups water $0.00
    • 3 cups chicken broth** $0.38
    • 4oz. can chopped green chiles $0.87
    • 15oz. can hominy $1.09
    • 1.5 cups shredded pork, chicken, or beef (pre-cooked) $2.04
    • 1 fresh lime $0.33
    • ½ bunch fresh cilantro $0.85
    1. Finely dice the onion, then add it to a large soup pot along with the olive or coconut oil. Sauté the onion in the oil over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, or until it is tender and transparent. Add the flour and chili powder and continue to sauté for two minutes more. The mixture will be fairly dry, so stir continuously to prevent burning.

    2. Add 2 cups water, tomato paste, cumin, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and salt to the pot. Whisk the ingredients together until the tomato paste is dissolved. Allow the mixture to come to a simmer, at which point it will thicken.

    3. Finally, add the chicken broth, shredded meat, diced chiles, and hominy (drained). Stir to combine and then heat through (about 10 minutes).

    4. Cut the lime into wedges and roughly chop the cilantro. Top each bowl with chopped cilantro and a wedge of lime to squeeze over top.

    *The chili powder used in this recipe is a mild blend of chile peppers and other spices, but does not include salt.
    **I use reconstituted Better Than Bouillon to make my broth
    i had to go to two pot luck's this week and was short on time
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  9. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Good meals are easy no matter where you are
    I was on the road this week and away from my kitchen and the people i was working with had a pot luck, I never go empty handed so i borrowed a crock pot and did some cooking in my hotel room (ok it was girl pride that made me do it, just to see if i could)

    Grilled Chicken - 2 breasts or 4 thighs you can purchase this cooked

    For the Salad:
    1Yellow Pepper – diced
    1 Red Pepper – diced
    4 Green Onions – diced
    1/4 Red Onion – small diced
    1 Can of Black Beans – rinsed
    1 Bunch of Cilantro – rinsed and chopped

    1 Cup of Quinoa – cook 1 cup quinoa with 2 cups water. Add salt and oil to water for flavor
    i cooked this overnite in the crock pot added the pre cooked chicken
    1 Lime zested

    Salted Sunflower Seeds – to top the salad

    3/4 C of Avocado Oil
    3 T Rice Vinegar (taste and add a bit more if needed)
    1 Lime – zested and juiced
    1 Garlic Clove
    2 t of canned chipotle in adobo – puréed in blender then measure (use 1t for a less spicy taste)
    1T of honey (or agave if you are allergic to honey)
    1 bunch of cleaned cilantro

    I used my bullet blender combine
    Rice Vinegar, Lime Juice, Zest, Garlic Clove, Purred Chipotle, and honey.
    Pulse to blend then add your oil.
    Blend again. Then add cilantro and blend until fully combined.

    my shake the next morning was a bit cilantroy but hey cooking anywhere can be done
  10. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    add these
    together in a pot. Heat. Serve. Tortillas as a side helps. Fast and hot - from a can
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  11. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    remove both ends from can. Press one end of bread - using the can as a guide. Slice.

    Toast on campfire, add butter and honey.

    Slice SPAM the same way. Toast on campfire until crispy, add to bread with some mustard.

    Heat a can Navy beans over the campfire. Serve over toasted bread.

    [​IMG] I have to say I'm a fan of the Bush's brand of beans.
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  12. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    1 small can of black beans (drained)
    1 small can of whole corn kernels (drained)
    1 small can green chili peppers (sliced is OK) (don't drain)

    1 Package of "Suddenly salad" prepare per package, do not add the flavor packet and only a small amount of olive oil.

    Combine all items and toss lightly. Serve cold, or you can warm the veggis before mixing.
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2018
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  13. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    1 med can red beans (NOT kidney beans)
    1 small can of chickpeas,
    2 cups cooked (I gotta to say this, otherwise...) elbow macaroni
    chopped peppers, chopped tomatoes and chopped onion (1/2 cup or so of each, use what you have on hand)

    2 tsp of olive oil miked with chili paste. If a lemon is available,squeeze in the juice or ad lemon juice until the dressing is thinned to your taste.

    Combine everything, Mix well, refrigerate for 30 min or so. Serve cold. No cooking required if you want to skip the macaroni. .

    You can use kidney beans if you don't care for red beans. I don't have that problem.
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  14. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

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  15. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    You need something to drink with your 'meal'

    Try this

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  16. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    One can Spam, flavor of your choice, One 2oz. bottle Tabasco sauce, Six tortillas. :)
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  17. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    One can Spam cubed, sliced jalapenos. Apply heat to warm then add eggs.
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  18. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    My dad worked with a guy that peeled the labels off all of his canned food. He said he liked surprises. Genius. :D
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  19. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    And cheese.....can't forget the cheese sir!!!
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  20. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    dump in pot, heat
    add some chicken bits (we used some left over rotisserie chicken) to heat with beans,
    (you could add sausage, etc)

    When hot, add 1 cup rice (Jasmine, Balsamic) . Stir. Serve on warm tortillas.

    Maybe add a bit of cheese - but just a bit.

    This stuff is da bomb.
    Last edited: May 6, 2018
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