Black Bean Avocado and Salsa Canapés

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First things first, can we please talk about what a canapé is?

Personally, I love that word. It makes me feel special saying it. Quite simply, a canapé is a type of appetizer – generally small and bite-sized – consisting of a decorate type of bread, puff pastry, cracker, or chip – holding a delicious savory food.

There aren’t really limits. You can go for bread, crackers, tortilla chips or phyllo cups! Speaking of no limits, I have a party recipe solution without any limits! Surely you have non-meat-eating or just veggie-loving friends and family. I know I have both! That’s why I’m happy that MorningStar Farms® has so many great options. In fact, here’s an Ibotta offer:

How great is that? I generally buy a few products at a time for gatherings. Right now, we are so thick in the middle of holiday parties/gatherings/get-togethers/parties. And don’t forget just special meals with your loved ones!

It’s a great time of year for great food AND healthier options. With MorningStar Farms® products, you have to “Taste It To Believe It.” And believe it you, will. These products are not just for vegetarians – they’re for everyone. Like me! I eat meat, but I can appreciate veggie cuisine. Alternatively, many of my loved ones cannot eat meat, and so they appreciate my attention to detail even more. MorningStar Farms® Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles™ are perfect for a favorite holiday recipe. Me? I love canapés and that’s why I thought they’d be perfect for it. Favorite recipes made healthier and with flavor.

It’s an as-is meal solution. I find my favorites – like MorningStar Farms® Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles™ and MorningStar Farms® Chik’n Strips – at Walmart in the frozen food aisle:

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Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles are perfect for my recipe because they’re flavored with a blend of bold southwest spices, adding a punch of flavor to my appetizers. They have 8g of protein per serving – making them true over-achievers.

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My recipe is vegetarian and a healthier alternative to meat. I choose it because I like parties without limits, and that means having dishes everyone can eat. These adorable phyllo cups makes me so happy! You can thaw them from the freezer at room temperature, or you can bake them for a few minutes like I did. Then when my Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles are fresh from the skillet, they have a warm vehicle to hold them. This party batch will serve a half dozen or dozen friends:

Black Bean Avocado and Salsa Canapés

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 12

Serving Size: 1 Phyllo Cup

Black Bean Avocado and Salsa Canapés

Ingredients

  1. 1 package MorningStar Farms® Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles™
  2. 2 avocados, diced
  3. 1/2 jalapeno pepper, chopped
  4. 1 teaspoon olive oil,
  5. Salt and Pepper to taste
  6. 12 Phyllo Cups

Instructions

  • 1. Cook the MorningStar Farms® Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles™ according to the bag. I used a skillet
  • 2. In a bowl, combine the freshly cooked MorningStar Farms® Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles™, the diced avocado, the jalapeno, the oil, and the salt and pepper
  • 3. You have the option to slightly warm the phyllo first
  • 4. Scoop the warm mixture into the cups and serve
  • 5. Enjoy!
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I actually remember the first time I had Morningstar Farms. I was in high school and looking for new veggie options. And I love that all these years later, I can still find new solutions that fit in with my lifestyle. I wasn’t throwing parties with canapés in high school! I am now. Catch up with MorningStar Farms on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram!

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Find out more about how to make your favorite holiday recipes more veggie-friendly here.

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What’s your favorite canapé?

Holidays With Hatfield: Bacon Cornbread and Pork Holiday Sliders

This post is sponsored by Hatfield and SheKnows Media.

#ad It's time to #ResetTheTable with a holiday spread using Hatfield Quality meats. Here are my recipes for Pork Holiday Sliders and Bacon-Crusted Cornbread

Picture this: A holiday party. You’re either hosting or supposed to bring an easy dish or two.

How about EASY and DELICIOUS buttery and bacon-topped cornbread and/or Pork Sliders filled to the brim with cranberry sauce/mustard. People at the party will say, “I MUST have this recipe.” Or “This must have taken you HOURS to make!” And you can smile and share your recipe. I’ll make it easy for you by sharing them here! Party passers are my favorite types of recipes and while both of my recipes would be excellent dishes for it, you can also enjoy them with a sit down dinner.

(Look at the cheese oozing out:)

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(Look at the cranberry goodness oozing out:)

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Hatfield has launched new flavors of dry rub seasoned pork tenderloins and loin filets and they are SO GOOD. For my sliders recipe, I used Cracked Black Pepper, but they will all work well. The thing is, it was time to reimagine our holiday meals. We have our go-to recipes and they’re fun but enough is enough. We go to the same parties every year – we can’t serve the same dishes. That’s boring! It was time for new dishes and new flavors using Hatfield Pork Tenderloin and their Maple Brown Sugar Extra Thick Cut Triple Smoked Bacon. Two exciting new dishes.

When I cook around the holidays, it’s always a mix of friends and family walking in and out. I love that. I love that our house is a place people like to visit – with its ski lodge vibe and the amazing smells of Hatfield products! And I love the simplicity. These are easy, delicious, stress-free, hassle-free, delicious-smelling, make-ahead meals. I’m a big fan of simple meal solutions for the holiday season. And the recipes are kid-friendly and picky-eater approved by both of my kids!

Cornbread With Thick Maple Brown Sugar Extra Thick Cut Triple Smoked Bacon

Cornbread With Thick Maple Brown Sugar Extra Thick Cut Triple Smoked Bacon

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 pound Hatfield Maple Brown Sugar Extra Thick Cut Triple Smoked Bacon, diced
  2. 1.5 cups cornmeal
  3. 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  4. 1 tablespoon sugar
  5. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 4 tablespoons butter
  8. 1.75 cups fresh buttermilk
  9. 3 eggs
  10. 4 ounces (1/2 a block) of sharp cheddar, grated

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 375
  • 2. Heat your Hatfield Bacon in a skillet over medium until the fat renders and the bacon is crispy
  • 3. Remove it with a slotted spoon (so no grease escapes) and set it aside
  • 4. Meanwhile, mix together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt
  • 5. Melt half the butter in the microwave and stir it into the batter
  • 6. Add the buttermilk and eggs
  • 7. Lastly, fold in the crispy bacon and cheddar cheese
  • 8. Keep some bacon for the top - you'll want most in the batter and some on top too
  • 9. Add the rest of the butter to the skillet and melt it into the bacon fat
  • 10. Pour the batter into the skillet and spread it evenly
  • 11. Sprinkle the remaining butter and cheese on top and bake for 30 minutes
  • 12. Let it cool and enjoy!
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#ad It's time to #ResetTheTable with a holiday spread using Hatfield Quality meats. Here are my recipes for Pork Holiday Sliders and Bacon-Crusted Cornbread

For my second recipe for Pork Holiday Sliders, it only takes about 35 minutes of cooking time. To serve four, you’ll need a Hatfield Dry Rub Seasoned Pork Tenderloin. (we used Cracked Black Pepper) Preheat your oven to 400 and place tenderloin in a shallow roasting pan. Cover it with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from pan and place on a cutting board to let it rest.

Meanwhile, toast or grill snowflake rolls for the buns. Spread them with cranberry sauce and then top with sliced pork loin. You can add pickled onions as well, or try some with salsa verde. Toasted, yummy, flavorful sliders. So simple and tasty!

#ad It's time to #ResetTheTable with a holiday spread using Hatfield Quality meats. Here are my recipes for Pork Holiday Sliders and Bacon-Crusted Cornbread

My recipes work for busy weeknights, on-the-go meals, travel, and gatherings with friends and family. There are a million ways to use Hatfield, and we love that their products are American made, ethically raised on family farms, and have no hormones/steroids added.

Want more info? Check out Hatfield’s official website here. Wondering where to buy? Check out the store locator here. You don’t want to miss the recipe channel here, or the list of products here!

There’s so much to love about Hatfield. The uncured bacon and ham are gluten free, and contain no nitrates or nitrites. Hatfield is one of Pennsylvania’s heritage brands, and all of their products are all about keeping things delicious, simple and stress free in the kitchen. Mealtime is family time – no matter where that meal takes place.

#ad It's time to #ResetTheTable with a holiday spread using Hatfield Quality meats. Here are my recipes for Pork Holiday Sliders and Bacon-Crusted Cornbread

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