I know that freezer-friendly breakfast beans may sound weird, but once you try them, you will never look back. The best part is that you can save your hard work for a quick breakfast or lunch for another day.
These Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Beans Are The Meal You Need Today!
Bring on the beans!
This recipe works best if you have sausage, bacon, garlic, thyme, paprika, cannellini beans, tomatoes, and brown sugar. Of course, if needed, you can substitute some of the ingredients. Try using Canadian bacon or ham instead of sausage. To substitute bacon, go with pancetta or prosciutto. You can also use powdered garlic, oregano, chili powder, and cumin. Replace the cannellini beans with black-eyed peas or pinto beans, or even chickpeas if you enjoy them. As for the tomatoes, try using stewed, diced, or cherry tomatoes, but in a pinch, tomato sauce works too. As for the brown sugar, use regular granulated sugar, maple syrup, or honey.
To start preparing this meal, make sure to cook the sausage and bacon first. You can then fry the garlic and spices until they release their aroma. Once this happens, add the tomatoes, beans, and brown sugar.
Finish everything by chopping the sausage and bacon into cubes and mixing with the veggies.
Freezing and Unfreezing the Beans
To save this meal, make sure to let your breakfast beans cool down entirely. Once cold, store in an airtight container or freezer bag, making sure they stay upright and use more than one bag if needed.
When you are ready to thaw your beans, empty them into a saucepan over medium heat. As they defrost, add a bit of water, and mix well, increasing the heat as needed. Alternatively, you can leave them in the fridge overnight to reheat easily on the stove.
Serve these tasty beans with mushrooms, eggs, potatoes, and spinach. You can also add cheese and sour cream for a Southwestern style!
Freezer-Friendly Breakfast BeansCourse: Main MealCuisine: Freezer-Friendly
Start the day right with these delicious Breakfast Beans! With a bit of chili powder for some heat, this can easily become a morning favorite!
Prepare 4 servings for now and 4 for the freezer.
24 strips of bacon
2 tbsp oil
2 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
4 tsp dried thyme
4 tsp smoked paprika
3.5 lbs (approx. 1.6kg) cannellini beans
2 lbs (900 g) chopped tomatoes
4 tbsp brown sugar
a handful of sliced mushrooms
- Preheat your oven to 400 F (200 C).
- Place sausages and bacon on a baking tray.
- Cook for approximately 20 minutes until they’re crisp. Set aside.
- Fry garlic and spices in a large saucepan over medium heat. Keep stirring for about 30 seconds, or until the aroma hits you.
- Add in the beans, tomatoes and sugar (and mushrooms, if desired).
- Increase the heat. Bring mixture to boil.
- Once boiling, lower heat and simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes until the mixture thickens.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Chop the sausages and bacon into small pieces and mix into the beans.
- Serve and enjoy!
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