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Leftovers + Creativity

February 12th, 2008 at 02:19 am

I love being able to make dinner using odds and ends in the kitchen.

Last night I threw the following into the Crockpot:

1/2 diced onion
1 diced green pepper
Tomato Sauce (leftover from a 28 oz can I opened last week for homemade pizza)
1- 8 oz package tempeh, crumbled (purchased for a recipe I intended to make weeks ago but never did)
Leftover black beans from

Text is my dried-bean experiment and Link is
my dried-bean experiment
2 TBS soy sauce
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

I turned it to low and let it work it's magic while I was at work all day.

Any guesses to what this made?


Vegetarian Sloppy Joes! I spooned the "meat" onto a roll with some lettuce... the result was super yummy, frugal, and easy.

3 Responses to “Leftovers + Creativity”

  1. shiela Says:


  2. jodi Says:

    I love leftover magic! Sounds good.

  3. carol Says:

    i just love making up meals from leftovers,and there so yummy,the trouble is,i always end up with enough food to feed an army,good thing i have 2 freezers and there all full of meals from leftovers,and its only me eating them,oh well i will never go hungry thats for sure and im saving by not buying in food all the time,great fun!and i also just love,love my crockpot use it all the time,i have 2!one large for making big batches of soup in and the smaller one for making small caseroles in cant live without them Happy Cooking

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