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Thrifty Thursday: Cooking with Kids

Getting kids in the kitchen is a great way to get them to try and like new foods! This week, Megan Myrdal of the Northarvest Bean Growers Association was on North Dakota Today with her niece Harper. They made a tasty black bean hummus and explained easy ways to get kids involved in the kitchen.
 

Thrifty Thursday: Mexican Style Pizzas

Everyone loves pizza, and these Mexican-style pizzas use a flour tortilla in place of a crust. Using a flour tortilla is a great way to put together a complete meal that can be assembled in just a few minutes. Beans are also used on the pizza for a great, low-cost source of plant-based protein.
 

Thrifty Thursday: One-Pot BBQ Chicken & Bean Pot-Pie

This time of year you’re probably craving the flavors of summer barbecue. However, some nights it’s a little too cold to get outside and fire up the grill. This one pot BBQ Chicken & Bean Pot Pie combines all the flavors of summer into one dish, and the whole recipe can be made inside in the oven. Remember that using beans not only adds great flavor and nutrition, it also saves money. Beans cost about four times less than chicken, so using beans are part of your protein stretches your dollar. Click here to watch Megan Myrdal from Northarvest demo this recipe on North Dakota Today. 

One-Pot BBQ Chicken & Beans Pot Pie

Yield: 10 servings
Pre Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes

INGREDIENTS
1 ½ – 2 lbs of chicken, cooked through & shredded or cubed
¾ cup barbecue sauce (smokey flavored)
1 (22 oz) can BUSH’s Southern Pit Barbeque Grillin’ Beans
1 (14.5 oz) can Fire Roasted Corn (or regular – fire roasted adds more flavor)
½ medium green bell pepper, diced
1 box (14-16 ounces) cornbread mix + ingredients listed on box (milk and eggs)
1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
Place cooked, shredded chicken in a bowl (or baking dish). Add beans, corn, bell pepper and remaining bbq sauce and stir to combine. Transfer to prepared baking dish (if mixed in bowl)
In a separate bowl, mix together the baking mix, milk and egg and 1 cup of cheese. Spoon cornbread mixture evenly over the chicken and beans mixture.
Bake for 30-40 minutes., until cornbread is golden brown on top. You’ll know the dish is ready when the mixture is bubbly and the cornbread is baked through.
Remove from oven and sprinkle top with remaining cheese while hot from the oven, so cheese melts into the top of the cornbread.

Recipe adapted from Tidy Mom

Thrifty Thursday: Memorial Day Slides

Thrifty Thursday: Make Ahead Memorial Day Sides

Megan Myrdal with Northarvest Bean Growers Association was part of the Thrifty Thursday segment on North Dakota Today. Black Bean Salsa and Beautiful Bean Salsa were showcased as easy, stress-free recipe options. See the segment online here.

Thrifty Thursday: Beans and Potatoes!

Dry beans and potatoes are two locally grown foods that are nutritious. There are so many ways consumers can enjoy them, and it won’t break the bank. Both are always reasonably priced, widely available and something that can be enjoyed multiple times throughout the week.

This past Thursday, Northarvest Bean Growers Association’s Megan Myrdal shared quick and easy dinner ideas on North Dakota Today. Watch the segment.