If you’re stressed about knowing how to make delicious meals while using canned food stores, check out this list of canned food recipes!
There are certainly crazy times happening in the world today! I know with all the stress that can bring people are panicking. But that doesn’t mean you need too!
Panicking people are buying up all the food in the stores and not leaving any for others, but don’t’ worry! If you have a small stash at home, you can make many delicious meals.
What canned food items should you store?
I always store food items that I know I’ll use regularly. If you aren’t used to making food with canned items, don’t worry! I will give you a great list of delicious recipes you can use!
- Crushed tomatoes
- Whole tomatoes
- Diced tomatoes
- Pureed tomatoes, sometimes called plain tomato sauce
- Green beans
- Pinto beans
- Black beans
- White beans
- Baked beans
- Diced chilies
- Salsa verde
- Chicken broth
- Beef broth
How can I make canned food taste better?
Canned food is very plain usually, sometimes it is slightly salted. There are so many ways to use canned food items deliciously.
If you are looking to make easy veggie side dishes, check out these recipes below!
- Easy Canned Corn Recipe
- Canned Green Beans with Bacon
- Canned Green Beans
- Canned Corn with Peppers and Bacon
What meals can I make with canned food?
There are lots of good meals you can make with canned food! You only need a handful of fresh ingredients and water to make delicious meals your family is sure to love.
- Quick Marinara Sauce
- Olive Pesto
- Instant Pot Spaghetti
- White Bean Pasta
- Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken
- Hawaiian Haystacks Recipe
- Easy Tuna Melt Recipe
- Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken
- Easy Pork Enchiladas
- Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas
- Homemade Marinara Sauce
How to Know if Canned Food is Bad
Canned food is easy to keep safe and will stay good for a long time. But it is important to know when canned food is bad, as eating it can be very dangerous.
The danger of eating bad canned food is botulism. Botulism is a bacteria that thrives in food that is improperly stored food and it releases a toxin that is deadly.
The toxin will attack the body’s nerves, which can weaken the muscles and even the lungs. If the lungs become weak enough, it can cause death. While botulism is dangerous, it is very rare.
- If canned food has a broken seal or if the can lid or can is bulging.
- If the can is leaking at all.
- If the can is rusty anywhere.
- Mold on the lid.
- The can releasing pressure.
- Bubbles rising to the top of the can (not bubbles from opening the lid, but bubbles actively rising through the liquid in the can.
- Bad odor.
- A dented can.
If you do find you have a can of bad food, be sure to carefully dispose of it so that no one else can eat it – either person or animal.
Be sure you sterilize the area that the can was in and any place that the contents from the can touches. Also, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly.
Now you know some great recipes to get you started using your canned food stores! Let me know what questions you have below in the comments!