Thursday, November 5, 2009

Quick and Easy Freezer Meal

Life as Mom is hosting the Ultimate Recipe Swap - check it out for lots of make-ahead and freezer friendly recipes! The post got me to thinking about what freezer meals we have enjoyed. One that I have found to freeze really well and so usually double or triple the recipe when I make it is Chili Verde. I'm adding it to my menu again these days since the cooler weather is calling for soups and stews again! Here's the recipe I use:
15 oz. can of pinto beans, drained
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken, cooked
4 oz. chopped green chilis
1 tsp. chopped dried onion
3/4 tsp. oregano
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
3 c. water
3 boullion cubes
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. salt
1 cup grated Jack cheese
Combine chicken and seasonings; refrigerate until needed. Combine beans, water, boullion, garlic, salt in large pot; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until beans are soft - about 1 hour. Add more water if needed. Combine chicken with beans; simmer 10 minutes. Cool and freeze. To serve, thaw, heat and top with cheese!
As easy as that!

1 comments:

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog on November 5, 2009 at 8:53 PM said...

Yum! That sounds delicious! Thanks for the heads up about the recipe swap... I'm off to check it out!

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