I know I’ve said this before, but I love one pan meals. I’m not a huge fan of doing dishes all the time, so one skillet meals are such an awesome solution. I get very excited when I come across one and it turns out really well, which is exactly what happened this time! For this meal, you will need:
- Ground meat
- Cheddar cheese
- Black beans
- Elbow noodles
- Tomato Sauce
This dish was simple and super tasty. One of the things that I found a little odd was that it calls for one cup of corn and one cup of black beans, which is less than a full can. I followed the directions, but in the future I would just dump in the entire can and not think twice about it.
Both the husband and I loved the flavors, but he thought that it was a bit “heavy” and was more of a winter or fall meal than summer. I mostly agree with him. Some foods just feel “right” in a particular season, and I think this might be one of them.
I try to always follow the recipe exactly the first time I make it, as was the case with this one. You guys, it made a TON of food. If I had a family of four, the amount would have been perfect. However, there are only two of us. Next time I will half the recipe. That said, it reheats wonderfully, so having all that extra wasn’t too bad.
I will definitely make this again. It was simple and tasty. I just might wait until it starts to cool down again, because the husband is right, I think this might taste better on a day with a little more crispness to the air. I can see this becoming one of my favorite comfort dinners for a cold night.