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.
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 and Bacon Veggie Bites
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
salt and pepper
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.
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.
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.
The products for this review were provided free. Recipe and opinions are my own.