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06 May 2010 @ 10:07 am
Recipe: Black bean, corn, and rice meatloaf  
Quick background: We had a Mexican-themed potluck at work yesterday. I brought a black bean and rice salad. There was a lot left over, so I decided to use it as a meatloaf base.

Day 1 -- Salad, meant to be enough for 20+ people (at a potluck). I overestimated.

2 cans black beans, drained (and rinsed if you want)
1 can diced tomatoes with jalapeño, drained
1 package frozen corn
cooked rice to fill out the bowl
lime juice to taste

Notes: I probably should have added more seasonings. It was okay, but a bit bland. I thought I had cumin in the spice cabinet, but I didn't, so I used paprika.


Day 2 -- Meatloaf, enough and to freeze

To the remains of the salad, add

1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
Salt
Pepper
Cumin
Garlic powder (could probably use fresh grated, minced, etc.)
Dried minced onions (could use fresh, of course)
Two eggs

Bake at 350F for about an hour or until done, depending on whether you put it in a deep pan or a shallow one.


If I do this again, I'll use more rice and less beans, and adjust the seasoning. I thought about adding some queso fresco, but at $10 for four ounces, I wasn't going to throw it into meatloaf.
 
 
 
mujetdeboismujetdebois on May 6th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
Sounds yummy. I may give it a go. Of course I'll be subbing ground turkey or chicken in for the red meat since I gave up beef and related product at the beginning of the year. I will let you know how it turns out.
Shadow/Brookekengr on May 6th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
2 cans black beans, drained (and rinsed if you want)
1 can diced tomatoes with jalapeño, drained
1 package frozen corn
cooked rice to fill out the bowl
lime juice to taste


Umm, what size "package of corn"?
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on May 6th, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC)
Whatever appeals to you. The one I bought was maybe 6" x 6" x 1", but I didn't pay attention to weight.

I think it was about 2:3 corn:beans in the salad.

And you could certainly use canned corn (drained, and not creamed corn) if you wanted.

Edited at 2010-05-06 09:19 pm (UTC)
Shadow/Brookekengr on May 7th, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)
Ah, I know what size package that is. :-)