Have you ever started cleaning out the unused food in your refrigerator or pantry and wondered what to do with it? Please tell me I’m not alone.
I had that kind of moment this week and decided to put these wonderful, yet neglected, ingredients to good use. I had frozen meatballs, green beans, mushrooms and rice, which just so happen to be foods my boys love.
I didn’t have a dinner planned so I got creative and put together this fabulous One-Pot Meatballs & Green Beans with Mushrooms recipe! Sounds fancy, but trust me it’s super easy! Just dump a bag of frozen meatballs and a pack of frozen green beans in a skillet. Add about ½ cup of beef broth and a couple of tablespoons of onion soup mix. Cook until the meatballs are tender and add in the canned mushrooms. Serve with white rice and enjoy!
Have your children ever tried mushrooms?
I know many moms are skeptical, but you’d be surprised by the nutritional value they offer. Mushrooms are loaded with essential nutrients that kids need. They are rich in vitamin D and B12, which helps keep them energetic throughout the day. Does your child have an iron deficiency? Give them a serving of mushrooms each day to help. Mushrooms also support immunity and contain antioxidants.
This recipe was so delicious and super easy to make. My boys asked for seconds, which made me happy! So, the next time you find yourself staring at ingredients you haven’t used, don’t be afraid to get creative and make something amazing!
One-Pot Meatballs & Green Beans with Mushrooms
- 1-pound frozen meatballs
- 1-pound frozen green beans
- 2 tablespoons oil
- ½ cup beef broth
- 3 tablespoons onion soup mix
- ¾ cup sliced canned mushrooms
- 2 cups white rice, cooked
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add in oil, meatballs and green beans. Cook for about 5 minutes and add beef broth and onion soup mix. Cook until the meatballs are tender and add in the canned mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over rice and enjoy!