How to use up Texas caviar/black bean salsa?

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Posted 2/4/2013 by KristinL16 in NSBR Board
 

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Posted: 2/4/2013 8:14:58 PM
I made a batch of Texas caviar for the game last night but there is Anton leftover. Does anyone have ideas on how to use it up (preferably healthy ideas)? I could put it in eggs but what else?


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Posted: 2/4/2013 8:21:26 PM
I've never had Texas caviar but I Googled a recipe and I think you could add it to hamburger soup or tortilla soup.





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Posted: 2/4/2013 8:27:52 PM
I would top grilled chicken with it and make quesadillas with it inside with the cheese.



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Posted: 2/4/2013 8:37:24 PM
Those are some good ideas. Do you think it would freeze well until I'm ready to make those meals? It has black beans, corn, fresh salsa and cilantro.


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Posted: 2/4/2013 9:00:33 PM
If you are going to put it in something else, you could freeze it, but it will be mushy.

I would put it in Taco Soup, and then freeze the soup. It only takes a few minutes to whip up the soup, and then you'd be done.


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Posted: 2/4/2013 9:02:18 PM
Taco soup is a good idea. What else would you add to the Texas caviar to make the soup?

ETA just found a recipe that will be perfect.


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Posted: 2/4/2013 9:20:41 PM
If your recipe doesn't already have it, I like to add a can of refried beans to my taco soup. Makes a nice thick broth.


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Posted: 2/4/2013 9:48:28 PM
I make a bean salsa with similar ingredients (beans, corn, canned diced tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, etc.) and freeze it all the time. As a matter of fact, I usually make it to freeze so that we have a snack on hand. Anyway, it doesn't get mushy; the pepper and onions don't stay crunchy, of course, but it doesn't get mushy, it's fine.


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Posted: 2/4/2013 10:03:56 PM
I throw some in my chicken fajitas.

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Posted: 2/4/2013 11:26:26 PM
i would add it to a tortilla wrap for lunch, with turkey and lettuce or whatever meat I had on hand. I like the other suggestions you've received too.

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Posted: 2/5/2013 4:30:24 AM
I mix it up with refried beans, grilled chicken, cheese and rice and bake it casserole style.



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Posted: 2/5/2013 1:17:19 PM
I like the casserole idea ^^.

I think it would make a great taco salad with romaine and cheese! I love Texas caviar. I would take it to work with a bag of chips if you really need to get rid of it. No co-worker here has ever refused free food.


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Posted: 2/5/2013 1:55:34 PM
I eat something close to that for lunch quite often. Low carb tortilla, black beans, corn, onion, bell pepper, greens, salsa, and cheese. Vegetarian wrap.


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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:13:00 PM
fry up some potatoes and sausage, then add it to that. I like to section up the "hash" and crack two eggs over each section. cover the pan until the eggs are set.



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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:19:48 PM
Thanks for all of the great ideas! I ended up just throwing it in the crockpot with some ground beef and chicken broth to make tomato soup. I had the ingredients already and needed something for dinner anyway. I work late today so DH and the kids can eat earlier and I will eat when I get home. I will save the other ideas for next time, though!


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