Monday, November 19, 2012

Libby's Holiday Recipe AND Giveaway


I love Libby's, even before being contacted by them, the veggies and fruit cups that I buy have always been from Libby's.

I was sent some veggies and asked to come up with a recipe for the holidays.

At first I was a little worried that I wouldn't be able to put something together, but then I decided to start thinking about the food that I like, the food that I'm used to cooking and to mesh the two into something.

Black Bean & Bacon Veggie Bites

And so the Black Bean and Bacon Veggie Bites were born.  Joining together the flavors of my Portuguese heritage by using a dough very similar to Pasteis de Massa Tenra (fried dough with a meat filling), curry, veggies, and bacon.  Can't go wrong with all these together.

I'm really happy with the end result and the kids gave it a huge thumbs up.  So let me show you the recipe and then we'll talk about the giveaway that I think you all will love.

Black Bean & Bacon Veggie Bites

Black Bean and Bacon Veggie Bites

Ingredients:
2 cans of Libby's Mixed Veggies (peas and carrots), drained
2 cans of Libby's black beans, drained and rinses
Half a pound of bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled
Small onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, finely diced
olive oil
salt and pepper
curry powder
heavy cream
Small square Wonton Wrappers
Oil to fry


In a big skillet, add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil, the onion and the garlic.  Cook over medium heat until onion is transparent, careful not to burn the garlic.

Add in the mixed veggies, beans and bacon.  Season with salt and pepper and curry powder (I just eyeball it according to the heat that I want, this time I added about a teaspoon).  Stir well and cook for a minute or so, you don't want the veggies to get mushy.

Add heavy cream, just enough for the filling to bind well and create a smooth creamy consistency.

Remove from the heat.

Add a little less than a teaspoon in the middle of each wonton square, use water wet the edges and fold into a triangle, adding a little more water as necessary to keep the wrapper from opening.

Black Bean & Bacon Veggie Bites

I left some as triangles, and others I folded in half to make little pouches.  It's up to you.

Fry in vegetable oil until golden brown.  Drain on paper towels.

Black Bean & Bacon Veggie Bites

These are so delicious and a great appetizer either for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Now onto the giveaway part.  You won't want to miss this one, so be sure to let your friends know about it too.

Giveaway prize: KitchenAid Slow Cooker


AND.....an assortment of Libby’s Fruits and Vegetable products.

Be sure to check out Libby's online:

Libby’s website: www.getbacktothetable.com
Libby’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LibbysTable
Libby’s Twitter handle: @LibbysTable

To enter the giveaway, here is what you need to do:

- Leave a comment below, let me know if you won the slow cooker if it would be for you or to gift to someone.
- Like the Libby's Facebook page here.

Open to US residents only!  I will draw a winner on Monday the 26th, using Random.org.

Good Luck!

The products for this review were provided free.  Recipe and opinions are my own.  



69 comments:

  1. I would love a new crock pot. I have been using the same ole crock pot going on 12 years. It still works just fine but having a new one with a timer and better controls would be a huge help for our family of 5. Thank you for the opportunity!!

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  2. those bites look GREAT!!! :)
    As for the crockpot, if I won, I'd have to give it away (or keep it and give mine away! ha!!). :)

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  3. PS I actually already "like" Libby's on facebook! :)

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  4. First off, your meal looks A-mazing as usual. :)
    Ok, if I win the crock pot I would raffel it off for our adoption fund for John.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. I would love to win this crockpot! I have an old one and would love a new one for the family, BUT, my mother-in-law doesn't own a stove so I would definately give it to her as a gift!!! :)
    Thanks for featuring this giveaway!

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  6. I would love to win this . . . thanks for the chance.

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  7. The slow cooker would be for me. It's actually one of the items on my Christmas list!! So hubby could just scratch it off if I won.

    The bites look great!! I'm going to be giving them a try. I've never used wonton wrapers before.

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  8. It would definitely be for me. :) There has been so many times when I wished that I could have 2 cooking at once!

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  9. It would definately be for me.
    After a long day at work I would like to come home to a meal ready in the slow cooker.

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  10. I would love to win a new crockpot! I could send my still-useful-but-basic-model crockpot off with my daughter when she ventures out on her own next fall.

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  11. LOL.. A gift for someone else.. nope.. just me!!!

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  12. ohh yummy looking food! I know what my dish for Thanksgiving will be! If I won I'd keep it for myself seeing as I'm actually having a baby this week!! (Hoping today!) I will need something I can throw things together and cook with and not feel overwhelmed with a new baby and family of 5.. you'd think I would already have a pot hahah. Thanks Sandra! :)

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  13. I would definitely keep the crock pot. Mine, which was a hand-me-down from my mother in-law and 30-40 years old, died about a year ago. Then my sister gave me hers, but I don't think it has the original lid because it doesn't fit well. And, I would love an oval shaped cooker. So, that is why I would keep it. Now to like Libby's...

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  14. Great giveaway! I would give it as a gift :)

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  15. Those black bean bites look great! I never think to do anything with won-ton wrappers, I need to remedy that :). I'd have to be bad and keep the slow cooker if I were to win. Mine is about 15 years old and really needs to be retired!

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  16. Wow this is delicious! Reminds me of the wraps that they serve at Chili's. I pinned this for later. I would love a crockpot, but I would probably give it as a gift to my best friend. She loves to cook and I know she doesn't have one!

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  17. Ok, those look yummy. I'd love to replace my crockpot. It cooks too hot and things dry out. Thanks for the chance to win. And, I liked Libby's page!

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  18. I think I would have to keep this crockpot. Mine is old and I need a new one. But then again I may give it as a gift LOL.

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  19. I would love to pay the gift forward of both the crockpot and the canned goods to a dear friend who helps us translate at our local food pantry. She is always there to help out with our non native speakers!

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  20. Have now liked Libby on FB as well.

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  21. I love all things Kichen Aid so I would want to keep this for me! Those bites look yummy!

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  22. I would have to keep it. I have been wanting a new slow cooker for a while now.

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  23. The slow cooker is for me!! I love a slow cooker!

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  24. I already "lked" libbys on Facebook!

    Thanks for the chance!!

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  25. Tried to post from my phone so this might be a duplicate. I'd love to have a new slow cooker - mine is one its last legs!

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  26. I liked Libby's too !

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  27. Oh Sandra! You did so well on this challenge :) I'd pass my slow cooker along to someone and keep the one for me.

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  28. Sorry, but this beauty would have to be mine if I won it. Actually, we've already won because you share your awesome recipes with us!

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  29. I would want to keep it too! My old crock pot quit working and it would be nice to have a new one!

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  30. I could use a new crockpot - mine is going on 27ish years - ever since i got married! Those little bites look delicious. I can't wait to give them a try.

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  32. I liked libbys on FB:)

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  33. Hmm I would probably give it to my mom:)

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  34. I would give this slow cooker to my friend. She is a stay-at-home mother who I have just come to know this last year. I am a military spouse who usually has other military spouse friends. This is our first assignment away from a base in the civilian world. She has been such a kind-hearted friend. Recently, her slow cooker broke. She was using it just about every day with having an infant. I would love to win this and give it to her.

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  35. We don't have very many Libby products available to us here in CA, but the ones that are available, I do choose over other brands (we don't have any Libby beans or vegetables around here....just pumpkin products and sauerkraut and beets). I would LOVE the crockpot! I would use it for myself, our 7 quart had no handles left....they've all broken off (both sides and the handle for the lid)....I use my crockpot to take hot dishes to parties/potlucks, etc and apparently the little flimsy plastic handles that the Rival crockpot has aren't meant to carry the weight of a full crockpot. I have to wrap a towel around my crockpot and wrap my arms around it to move it now....makes it rather difficult to work with. Really NEED a new crockpot, just don't have the extra funds for what I want :)

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  36. Oh my gosh. No way am I giving it away. It is mine!!!!! Mine is ancient and I use it a lot. I would give my old one though away. Gee!!

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  37. Oh my gosh. No way am I giving it away. It is mine!!!!! Mine is ancient and I use it a lot. I would give my old one though away. Gee!!

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  38. The recipe looks great! That slow cooker would definitely be for me and my old one would have to go to my college girl and her roommates! I am not a blogger, just a follower and I have followed yours for a while and love it! Thanks to you I am hooked on Downton Abbey!

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  39. I would have to keep the slow cooker, the one I have is on it's last legs! The veggie bite recipe looks delicious!!

    Angie

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  40. P.S. I liked Libby's facebook page!!!

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  41. Oh! If only I were a US resident!

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  42. The recipe looks delicious. If I won I would keep it and give away my old one.

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  43. First off, that recipe looks ahhhmazing! I love all the recipes you post, and I try to make every one you have. If I was to win the crockpot I would actually donate it. Right now my family and friends were all affected by Hurricane Sandy ( I live in NJ) and they have lost everything. I would give it to the local charity to donate to a family who has lost everything! Something like that shows how much people do care for each other! Good luck to everyone! Thanks Sandra for all your amazing recipes! You are my dinner time life line!

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  44. Yum! They look yummy! Our grocery does not carry Libby fruits and veggies but they do carry their pumpkin which I also always keep a stock of.
    I"m not sure if I would keep the crockpot or not--I have a small one so it would be nice to have a larger size but I might hold it back to give as a wedding present. I would have loved to have that as a present! :)

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  45. You are so creative and such an amazing cook! I've never had a crockpot in 12 yrs of marriage and kids! I know its terrible! I would definitely keep it for myself...thanks for your blog! Love it!

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  46. If I won the slowcooker it would replace my old one, I use my slowcooker a lot so having a new one would be very nice. I would donate my old one so it would not go to waste.

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  47. I would love to have the slow cooker I work as a nurse and never have time to cook, with this you could throw everything in it and voila a healthy meal. Thank you for your blog you inspire me to do so much! Libby's products are wonderful I buy the canned peas all the time. God bless you and your family. Love christal christalsherbals@gmail.com

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  48. Those veggie bites look so yummy! If I won, I would give the crockpot to my mom. She needs a new one and mine is still in good shape.

    I "liked" Libby's on Facebook.

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  49. You've outdone yourself again Sandra- they look so good! I would keep the crockpot. Not happy with the one I have. I liked the libby facebook page too.

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  50. I would keep it since my old one is falling apart.

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  51. I would keep it as mine is on it's last legs.

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  52. It would be for me and I liked Libby's on Facebook as D Schmidt
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  53. I like your blog Sandra! I thought I would enter this giveaway to take one of my Beautiful Blue Eyed Bride's wants for Christmas off the list. God be with you and Curt and the kids this Thanksgiving!

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  54. Oh, and if I won, it would be for me. We need a second one for party hosting...

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  55. If I won the crock-pot, it would be for me. I am in the market to buy a new one anyway....maybe I'll just get lucky :-)

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  56. I like "Libby's" on Facebook :-)

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  57. As much as I would love to keep this for myself, I would give it to my friend Bonnie who just broke her crock pot a week ago. This would make a nice Christmas surprise

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  58. Follow Libby's on FB: carolyn gonzalez

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  59. I would love to give this to my mom.
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  60. I like them via fb as alaine elise
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  61. Looks delicious!!! I would love a new slow cooker. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. Looks delicious!!! I would love a new slow cooker. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  63. Wow, those look scrumptious! I'd like to say that I'd gift the slowcooker if I won, but I love slow cooking so much that I'd manage to find room in my collection.

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  64. I would love a new Crockpot! Your recipes look amazing! I am actually going to have to break down and cook something after eating leftovers for two days now!

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  65. The crockpot would be a gift to myself, since we lost ours in the flooding last year (along with almost everything else). ♥

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  66. It would be a gift for my sister in law! :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot vom

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  67. I like Libby's Table on fb as Dee G.

    deeg131 at gmail dot vom

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  68. I could probably give the slow cooker to my mother since she's a big fan of crock pot cooking :)

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