February 1, 2012
I get lots of questions from you guys each week. One that pops up at least once per week is from folks who are using coupons but not able to reduce their weekly spending. The first thing I always suggest is creating a meal plan that incorporates sale items, inexpensive proteins and meals where you cook once and eat twice!
What can you buy to provide a healthy meal for your family at a great price? Hurst Family Harvest Beans is one of the best options available. They are versatile, healthy and very cost effective. I typically cook a pot of beans at least once per week.
Here is an example of how Hurst Family Harvest Beans can be a great choice for your wallet and your sanity. Starting February 4th, Hurst Family Harvest Beans will be on sale at Publix for $1.99. That $1.99 bag of beans will help me create three different meals.
On Monday I cook up Hurst Family Harvest Black Beans in my slow cooker. That night the beans are used to create my Creamy Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas (stay tuned for the recipe). The leftovers go in the fridge and are then added to Turkey Chili that is our Tuesday night meal. Finally, on Thursday, the beans will be served in Southern Caviar as a side dish to meatloaf.
With very little effort and a whopping $1.99, I am providing meals full of protein and fiber that tastes great. You just can’t go wrong. If you are feeling less than creative, the folks at Hurst Family Harvest print a recipe and include an all natural seasoning packet in each bag. I have made every single recipe and love them all! No matter which variety you choose you can’t go wrong!
You guys know I love Mexican food so I came up with a great recipe that was a hit at my house. It is super simple and delicious – Creamy Chicken & Black Bean Enchiladas.
- Hurst Family Harvest Black Beans
- Ham Bone or Ham Hock
- Salt To Taste
- Sliced Onion
- Sliced Bell Pepper
- Cooked Diced Chicken Breast
- ⅓ Cup Cream Cheese
- Chopped Fresh Cilantro to taste
- 1 Teaspoon Cumin
- 6 – 8 Tortillas (corn or flour)
- 1 Can Enchilada Sauce
- ½ Cup Mexican Cheese Blend
- Soak the black beans overnight.
- Cook the black beans with ham bone & salt in slow cooker for 6 – 8 hours on low.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Saute onions and bell pepper until tender and set aside.
- Combine chicken, cream cheese, cumin, cilantro and 1 cup of pre-cooked black beans. Mix until combined.
- Spread mixture in tortillas, wrap and place in casserole dish.
- Pour enchilada sauce over the wrapped enchiladas.
- Top with shredded cheese and cooked onions and bell peppers.
- Cook in oven for 20 minutes or until heated through.
- Serve with sour cream, salsa, guacamole or your favorite toppings.
Ok, so I am not a great photographer but you guys have to try this recipe. It was just delicious! I actually cooked the beans and chicken in the morning then just threw it all together once my husband called to tell me he was on his way home!
With the price of the beans at $1.99 – it is time to stock up! Since we are soon to have lots of beans in our pantry we are going to need some recipes! So….
How about a giveaway?
The slogan over at Hurst Family Harvest is “Beans For Every Table”. So how about some for your table?! Six I Heart Publix readers will have the chance to put some of the Hurst Family Harvest beans on their table with the following prizes:
- One winner will get a $100 Publix Gift Card!
- Two winners will get a $50 Publix Gift Card!
- Three winners will get a variety box of Hurst Family Beans!
Entry is simple! You just need to complete the task below! You can gain a bonus entry as well (just make sure that you leave one entry for each — up to a total of 2 comments.) As a reminder, comments left on Facebook, Twitter or other posts will not be included. I will choose the winners on Monday 2/12 at 11 pm.
- Head over to the Hurst Family Harvest website and check out the varieties. Come back and share a recipe using your favorite bean variety in the comment section.
- Head over and “like” Hurst Family Harvest on Facebook.
Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by the folks at Hurst Family Harvest. All comments and opinions are my own!