Supper When You're in a Pinch

Having something handy that can be cooked in under 15 minutes is always a good thing. I discovered that one of my “I don’t have time to be in the kitchen tonight” favorites is Norita's Stew. Here’s how it saves the day.


What to have on hand

    * Canned black beans
    * Canned diced tomatoes
    * Canned corn/Canned mixed vegetables

The recipe

I personally like the 1 to 1 to 1 ratio. One can of beans, one can of tomatoes and a can of veggies.  This is enough to feed two people.  If you have a bigger family, try 2 or 3 cans of each ingredient. Feel free to add any other ingredients that would complement the flavor and boost up the fiber.

Dump the can contents in a pan and cook on medium high heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. I personally don’t add any seasonings, since the flavors of the canned items are strong already. But garlic powder and Italian seasoning would work very well with the stew.

Do you have any 15-minute meals that your family enjoys?


Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones is head copywriter, recipe curator, makeup artist, and occasional stage hand at Full Plate Living by day, and a ridiculously happy mother of a toddler at night. You can keep up with her random musings on Twitter.