Andy’s Bacon & Bean Skillet

Hey everyone! So for my first recipe that I’m sharing with you, is one that my brother Andy created. It is a delicious bacon and bean skillet meal that will make your tummy feel nice and happy. Sometimes he can have a good idea or two. 🙂

He and I have a great love of running, watching Friends, and reading Harry Potter. But we also love eating. Which is a benefit of having a mom who is a spectacular cook. She taught us many things, but our love of food is one of the best. And through her, we continue to make delicious food and share our recipes we come up with.

So for this dish I used turkey bacon, but regular bacon is just as good. I however, have this little voice inside my head that tells me to go for the healthier option. Anyway, I cooked the bacon and set it aside. Added some diced jalapeno and some pinto beans and sauteed those in a little bit of bacon drippings. I added some minced garlic, diced tomatoes, a little cumin, and a touch of black pepper. Cut up the bacon and put it back into skillet, stir everything up to allow the flavors to mingle. Right before serving, add some shredded cheese. I used sharp cheddar, as that’s what I had in the fridge. But you could any cheese you like, pepper jack, colby, or a smoked cheddar would all be delicious!

This dish can be eaten just as is, or in a taco, or as a dip with tortilla chips.

So here is the recipe. Enjoy!!

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Andy’s Bacon & Bean Skillet

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

2/3 -1 Package Turkey Bacon (depending on how much you like)

2 – 15 oz. cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed

2-3 medium tomatoes, diced

1-2 Jalapenos, seeded and diced

1 small onion, diced

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tsp. cumin

dash of Italian Seasoning

salt, pepper to taste

1 cup shredded cheese

Heat non-stick skillet over medium to high heat on stove. Add turkey bacon and cook until browned. Remove from skillet and set aside. Add jalapenos to pan and let cook for a minute in some bacon drippings. Add beans to skillet and stir to coat bean in bacon grease. Let cook for 2-3 minutes. Add minced garlic, tomatoes, onion, cumin, and seasoning. Cook for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, chop cooked bacon, and add back into skillet. heat though into warm. Just before serving, add some shredded cheese, and mix in. Serve warm.



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