Spicy Beans and Potatoes

This is so filling and so tasty and it’s pretty healthy too.

There isn’t a lot of effort required but it does give you practice using a hand mixer (if you have one).

 Here’s what you need to make it:

  • 1 large potato or two smaller ones
  • 1 can of beans in tomato sauce
  • A big spoonful of butter
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 small chunk of cheddar cheese
  • 1 big spoonful of sour cream
  • A really good squirt of Sriracha sauce

Here’s how to make it:

1.  Bring a small pot of water to a boil on the stove.  Cut up the potato into smaller pieces and put the pieces in the boiling water.  Boil them for somewhere around 15 minutes – to see if your potatoes are cooked enough, you can use a spoon to retrieve one of the potato pieces and then stab it with a fork.  If the fork stabs all the way through the piece easily, it’s done.  The fork test will tell you what you need to know.  Once the potato pieces are cooked, drain them in the sink.

Boiling the potato

Boiling the potato pieces

2.  Open the can of beans and pour them into a bowl.  Heat them in the microwave until they’re nice and hot.  You could also heat them up on the stove.

Beans!

Beans!

3.  Once the potatoes are drained, put them back in the pot and put them back on the burner (you can turn the heat off the burner).  Then add a nice hunk of butter or margarine and stir it all up.  If you have a hand mixer, use the hand mixer to whip the potatoes up.  Add salt and pepper too, so the potatoes are nice and tasty.

Awesome whipped potatoes

Awesome whipped potatoes

4.  Put the tasty potatoes into a dinner bowl.

Potatoes in a dinner bowl

Potatoes in a dinner bowl

5.  Add a nice layer of the hot beans on top.

Beans on top

Beans on top

6.  Grate up the cheddar cheese and sprinkle it on top of the beans.

Cheesy!

Cheesy!

7.  Slap a dollop of sour cream on top.

Lookin' good!

Lookin’ good!

8.  Dazzle this dish with a big long zigzag squirt of Sriracha sauce.

Oh yeah, there it is....

Oh yeah, there it is….

That’s it, you’re done!  Eat this with a fork or a spoon.  It’s really freaking good.

Here’s what it costs to make:

  • Potato:  $0.75
  • Beans in tomato sauce:  $1.00
  • Butter:  $0.05
  • Salt & pepper:  $0.03
  • Cheese:  $0.50
  • Sour cream:  $0.35
  • Sriracha sauce:  $0.05

  Total cost to make:  $2.73

Give it a try.  It’s pretty awesome.

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