Sunday, June 5, 2011

Being flexible-Impromptu Mexican Stir Fry

It started with a bag of microwavable Old El Paso seasoned black beans being on sale for 1/2 price at Reese Market. Deals had 2lbs spaghetti noodles for sale @ $1.00. I never buy steak - too pricey. Reese sells roasts which I rebutcher into steaks and stew beef. The result was economical and delicious.

Saute about 1/3 of a white onion, 1 roma tomato and 1 jalapeno pepper in a small amount of vegetable oil. You will want to put your  salted water on for spaghetti at this time as well . When the veggies are softened, set them aside in a bowl . Brown about 1/2 lb stew beef in pan,and if the water is boiling in the other pot , add your spaghetti(2 servings not the package) . Heat the black beans following package directions, in microwave for 1 minute.

When meat is how you like it , remove from heat and add the reserved vegetables back into pan m stirring. When spaghetti is cooked, drain and add that to pan, turning the heat on once again to med.
Add heated beans and stir. Make sure that everything is heated , and mixed together . Serves 2.
Sprinkle grated cheddar cheese ( on sale at Kroger's last week) over top.
Estimated cost:$1.05 per serving.

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