Pantry Staples: Canned beans, garlic, non-refrigerated fresh veggies, tortillas
Meal: Black Bean Tostadas
In a small saucepan
, over low-heat, sautee two smashed garlic cloves in two tablespoons of olive oil. Cooking them slowly like this makes them sweet and soft like roasted garlic. Add a quarter teaspoon of salt and one can drained black beans to the garlic and oil and then smash with a potato masher
to your desired smoothness. If the mixture seems very stiff or starts to get dried out, drizzle in 1/3 cup chicken stock or water. Smear the black beans on warm or toasted tortillas, and then top with whatever you have on hand. We topped them with chopped tomatoes, sliced avocados, fresh corn kernels cut from the cob, a squeeze of lime juice, and a sprinkle of cumin. Yum! If you are craving meat, pick up a rotisserie chicken, and layer on the shredded meat.