Recipe idea sought:
Using those two items as the major sources of bulk and protein in the dish, what do you suggest I should make to serve as the main course for a couple of adults for dinner?
The sausages are raw and in casings, but can be uncased and (obviously) should end up cooked.
Equipment: I have a normal kitchen, with stove and ovens and microwave oven and slow cooker but no pressure cooker or instapot. The cupboards and kitchen cabinets and refrigerator and pantries have what I think is pretty much the ‘normal’ range of condiments, spices, vegetables (frozen and fresh), pastas, canned goods, basic ingredients, whatever. Pretty light on fruit right now, basically only apples and mandarins fresh, some frozen berries, some canned fruits, a small variety of dried fruits.
The future consumers have no known allergies or dietary restrictions, no religious rules to follow.
I’m very vaguely thinking along the ideas of a one-pot mixture, be it casserole or stew or soup, but am open to other ideas. Some weird meatloaf mixture maybe? Some sort of meat pie?
So… what would you create from that beginning?
Actually, I’d also be happy for any other ideas for how to use up pinto beans regardless of other ingredients.
You see, back at the start of the pandemic, when the grocery stores were nearly wiped out by panic buying, the only things left in one aisle were a dozen cans of pinto beans. I snatched up six of them. But the thing is, I’ve never cooked with or, as best I can recall, even eaten pinto beans.
So why did I buy them? Well, I figured Beans is Beans, right? I could always throw then into a chili or something, right? But here we are six months later and all six cans are still on my shelves and I dunno… Panic buying isn’t pretty.