Monday, July 30, 2007

It's Not As Bad As You Think.

Canned meat. I know, I know. When you hear that phrase, your mind conjures up a nice juicy chunk of spam, right? Well today's canned meats are much improved. I also think they're a convenient addition to your pantry/food storage.

The meat is fully cooked, and usually packed in its own juices, although I prefer to drain and rinse the meat as well as pick it over for "questionables." It works great for recipes that call for meat that is already cooked: it can save you a lot of time.

I know a few of you have used canned chicken (maybe pork and beef too?). Leave a comment below and tell me how you use your canned meat.

Here are some suggestions & links from me-

Recipes from Dinner's On Me:
Chicken Pasta Pesto Salad
Chicken Salad
Asian Chicken Salad with Roasted Peanuts
Magic 6 Chicken Tortilla Soup
Chicken Cordon Bleu Crepes

Links to other recipes:
Chicken Noodle Casserole II
Chicken Apricot Bundles

Other ideas:
*toss on top of Fettucinni Alfredo (Chk)
*heat w/ bbq sauce, shred meat & serve on buns (Chk,Bf,Pk)
*add to quesadillas (Chk,Bf,Pk)
*heat with taco seasoning for yummy tacos(Chk,Bf,Pk)
*Hawaiian Haystacks (Chk,Pk)
*add to stir-fry near the end (Chk,Bf,Pk)

1 comment:

abelnap said...

I use canned meat a lot. My favorite is in echilada lasagne--beef or chicken are great there. The cannery pork that is kind of yuck on it's own is great heated with cumin, chili powder, and whatever else you want to add to make shreeded pork tacos, nachos, salad, taquitos, etc. Happy day for canned meats. They are food storage and really very usable. Of course I did like spamburgers as a child...