Del Monte Canned Fruit And Vegetables + Taco Cornbread Bake & Pear Tart Recipes + A Giveaway

Del Monte sent me this package of several canned fruits and veggies to share some of my favorite recipes in this compensated post.  With 3 small children,  I'm all about fast and easy meals.  Canned fruits and veggies are a staple at our house.  Del Monte makes it much easier to add servings that my growing children need.

We bought and remodeled a house on the lake last summer, so we always have people over.  After eating so much fast food last year while remodeling, I vowed to make as many meals at home as possible.  Our guests are used to me using canned good to make quick, but delicious meals.  We shared a few of our favorite recipes with some friend this weekend.

This Cornbread taco bake is a recipe that I've been making forever but have never posted.  It is extremely easy and I use both canned corn and canned diced tomatoes.  I usually make a smaller amount because my two oldest are extremely picky and this is just a favorite for my husband and I.  If you want to make it in a 9x13, simply add another 1/2-1lb ground beef and one more box of Corn Muffin mix for the top.

Ingredients-
1lb ground beef
1 medium onion
1 packet taco seasoning
1 can corn
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can black beans

1 Package of Corn Muffin mix and needed ingredients to make(milk and an egg for what I need)

Instructions-
Heat oven to 400.  Saute onion in heated olive oil.  Brown meat and drain grease.  Add 1 packet taco seasoning along with 1/4 cup water and mix well over low heat.  Add in 1 can corn(drained), 1 can diced tomatoes(not drained), and 1 can of black beans(drained).  Stir well and keep on low while you make corn muffin topping.

Mix 1 package of Corn Muffins with needed ingredients(on the back of the box.  Pour the meat mixture into the pan and add Corn Muffin mix to the top.  Put in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until the corn muffin mix starts to brown.  I top with some sour cream and salsa when serving.

I'm also all about dessert recipes that are easy, but impressive!  This pear tart couldn't be any easier, and is extremely yummy.  No one ever believes how easy this is to make once they've tasted it.  I'm going to warn you that I don't measure very often.  The amounts below are approximate measurements - I just kind of sprinkle until I feel its good enough!

Ingredients- 

1 9inch refrigerated pie crust(at room temp)

filling-
2 cans pears
1/2tsp cinnamon
1/2tsp nutmeg
1tsp sugar
1Tbsp cornstarch
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Zest from 1 lemon

Glaze-
1tsp boiling water
1Tbsp honey

Instructions-
Heat oven to 425.  Slice pears from cans.  Discard or freeze liquid from cans.  Mix pears with cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, lemon zest.

Put pie crust in a pie plate and put the pears in the center(leave any juice in there for right now).  Fold the crust over and pinch any pieces that overlap(crust will not completely cover the pears - there will be a hole in the middle).  Pour the rest of the juice from the bowl in the center.  Bake for about 20 minutes or until crust starts to brown.

Put the water in glass bowl and throw in the microwave for a few seconds to get it really hot.  Mix honey in really well and apply to the top and sides of tart with brush.  Let cool for 15 minutes and then its ready!  We really like this with vanilla ice cream on top.

After testing a few of our favorites, we also talked about what other creations we used.  There are several great recipes on Del Monte's website.  One recipe that we talked about was an easy potato soup that you can throw in the crock pot.  Simply combine diced potatoes, corn, salt, pepper, and chicken broth to cover.  After a few hours, mash the potatoes a little and add whipping cream.  Top with sour cream and cheese to serve.

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Del Monte is giving one of my readers a prize pack consisting of-

  • (1) can Del Monte® Cut Green Beans
  • (1) can Del Monte® Diced Tomatoes
  • (1) can Del Monte® Whole Kernel Corn
  • (1) can Del Monte® Pear Halves
  • (1) can Del Monte® Sliced Peaches
  • 1 can strainer
  • 1 apron
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The Del Monte product, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have all been provided by Del Monte. This was a paid post, but honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review and giveaway.
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125 comments:

latanya t said...

make casseroles

amber whitehead said...

I just pinned the taco cornbread bake how yummy!

amber whitehead said...

I like the pear halves with mayo and cheddar cheese. I know weird combo but it is good.

Lyn Mack said...

One thing I love making with canned veggies is busy day chili. our chili is always a rainbow chili to see how many fun colors we can put in.

jenny said...

I like to make chili bake pie with my chili beans and can corn and with my green beans I like to make green bean bake

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Like to just eat them plain!

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I use canned tomatoes for so many dishes and I use canned peaches in my bread pudding.

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Ruby Daniels said...

I like putting canned corn in my Shepard pies

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put it in chili

Madelyn Sue said...

I love to make stir fries with frozen veggies!

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Anonymous said...

I like to make veggie soup
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blue65829 said...

I love to use canned veggies in a chili - perfect for crummy days!

slb3334 said...

scalloped corn.

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Ann Fantom said...

I like to make vegetable soup.

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bettycd said...

classic green bean casserole and canned corn added to cornbread

Nancy said...

I like canned fruits and veggies with a touch of spices or herbs.

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VickeC said...

I like to make chili or homemade veggie soup

Zoe Lee said...

I make a stirfry with chicken or tofu..and it is so easy with frozen veggies :)

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steve weber said...

if it's fruit I like to use it in jello.

Jackie said...

I like to use canned fruit to make 5 Cup Salad.
Great for bbqs!
Thanks!

Chris Taube said...

I like to make pineapple upside down cake with canned pineapple!

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katy said...

I like making soup.
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Fibro Fog and More... said...

I love to take a can of peaches and make a peach cobbler! Yummy!!

Peggy Damon said...

I take the canned fruit and add it to cottage cheese. The canned veggies I normally heat and eat!!

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Stephanie Larison said...

I like using canned veggies as a side item to a meal. Same with the fruit.

Colleen M said...

My favorite thing to make with canned vegetables is my four bean salad that my family loves.

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Danielle said...

With can veggies my favorite thing is to make veggie soup
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Kathy said...

I used canned fruits for my pretzel dessert recipe. And for jello salads.

DEBIJOT said...

I often make a hamburger, vegetable soup - using kitchen sliced green beans, white corn, peas, lima beans and stewed tomatoes.

Amanda Rauch said...

I like to use them in casseroles or soups when they are not available fresh in the stores

Sarah Hayes said...

i like using canned veggies for dishes like spaghetti and chicken pot pie and canned fruit is good for cobblers

debbie said...

I use canned green beans in salads, and tomatoes in pasta dishes.

clc408 said...

I like to put canned peaches and pears in my Greek yogurt.

cheryl c said...

I make vegetable soup.

wigget said...

green bean casserole

Kelley F said...

I use canned tomatoes in my chili and in my pasta sauce.

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RaettigFamily said...

Use them in a pasta salad

llinda29 said...

I serve them as is with dinner

Karen said...

I add garlic powder and butter to canned green beans before heating

Bonita12 said...

I use pineapple chunks to make fruit and cheese sticks. Put a pineapple chunk, a cheese cube, and a maraschino cherry on a toothpick.

deb c said...

I love making a Shepherd's Pie w/the veggies.

jakiesmom said...

I like to add canned corn to chili

Kelly Nicholson said...

Leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite thing to do with canned fruits or veggies

mostly just as a side dish

tatertot374 said...

I like to use them in soup or just side dishes.

Heather! said...

I make a Sunshine Salad with canned pineapple and mandarin oranges...all summer long!

sweepmom said...

I like using canned corn in my chicken chili.

mogrill said...

I like to make canned asparagus and top it with hollandaise sauce.
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KJ Skib said...

I love putting them in casseroles or a quick side dish to a chicken meal.

kyl neusch said...

make with casseroles

GoldenOrchard said...

I like making casseroles and skillet meals w/ canned vegetables and I like eating canned fruits out of the can

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Fawn said...

I like to make a lunch of cottage cheese and canned pears, I also like to make vegetable soup with canned veggies.

Lauren said...

I love to take french style green beans drizzle with olive oil top with parmesean cheese and bake. It is a staple atmy house!

Anonymous said...

I like to add them in soups. Patricia

Lisa M said...

Green bean casserole.....

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Shelby said...

I use them to make chicken tacos.

Ellen C. said...

I like to use the fruit in dump cakes. Thanks for the chance.

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1froglegs said...

Other than eating them as a side dish or dessert, we add vegetables to casseroles and fruit to gelatin or other desserts.

Lucy Lopez said...

Love making vegetable soup with can vegetables and with can fruit we like topping waffles with them.
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Liza @ Views From the 'Ville said...

I love to use canned corn and canned diced potatoes to make my corn chowder.

Michelle S. said...

I like mixing canned peaches with cottage cheese, I make chili with canned veggies.

apple blossom said...

add to cool whip

Allison Downes said...

I prefer using them for casseroles, and soups

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Michele said...

My favorite things to do with canned veggies is to serve them as sides or add them to chili beans, soups, etc. Fruits are great for toppings or alone.

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Jennifer T. said...

I used canned beans in a pinch over dry for soups.
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tawndam said...

I use canned tomatoes (in various forms...) quite a bit... my favorite thing is probably chop up chicken, cook & add canned diced tomatoes & chopped pineapple (sneak some peas in... ) Let cook for a bit longer & add some cooked pasta shapes or cooked rice & you've got a meal...

Shawna said...

thank you so much I have copied this recipe to my pc and will make this next week for dinner. I love finding something I have never made before. after 25 yrs of marriage Im trying my hardest not to bore my husband with my meals.

Sandy Cain said...

I eat them right out of the can! scain54 at aol dot com

Kate Fenner said...

I just love eating the canned fruits, sometimes mixed in with yogurt.

Mippy Foofalina said...

My favorite thing to do with canned fruit is to add it to jello. :)

Tammy S said...

My favorite thing to do with canned fruit is to make fruit salad. with canned veggies I love adding them to stews and casseroles.

Anonymous said...

Dump cake...any cake mix and a can of any fruit. Always comes out great and couldn't be easier.
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Robin T said...

I used canned veggies to make my chili or spaghetti sauce

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Renee G said...

I love putting them in soup.

Wanda McHenry said...

I use canned vegetables in some side dish casseroles (green bean casserole) and in soups, chilis and spaghetti sauce.
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Anonymous said...

Everyday I eat cottage cheese along with my canned peaches. 2 years and counting!!!

Anne said...

Canned fruit is a must for Cuppa-Cuppa-Cuppa cake! (As seen in Steel Magnolias.) Love it.

Melissa said...

I love making pot pies.
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Paula Michele Hafner said...

I like to steam them or use them in casseroles.

Amanda Kinder said...

With veggies, it's usually in a casserole.

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Rebecca Moore said...

I like to make vegetable soup!!!

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Teresa Millstone said...

Love making chicken pot pies with canned veggies.
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Kelly H. said...

I like to use canned vegetables in chicken pot pies or in a quick casserole.

K. Cleaver said...

I like making cobbler with canned fruit.

Ally said...

I love to take canned fruit and make a dessert with it. I usually make peach crisp or cherry crisp.

eliza elliott said...

I like veggies for a side dish with a sauce...so easy to have on hand. and fruit I like to eat it as a snack

psnyder said...

Love to add veggies to my mac & cheese!!~

Terri said...

One of my favorite things to make using Del Monte corn is corn frittas. I think I'll make them for lunch. :)

calvad said...

My favorite thing is shepherd's pie with canned corn

Rebecca Lock said...

add to salads, soups, and casseroles

Gloria S said...

I like making cobblers with peach slices

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Lisa Garner said...

I love making green bean casserole.

Karrie Millheim said...

i love to add bacon to veggies

mtbears819 said...

I love Del Monte Peaches

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

make smoothies
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Samii Alexxis said...

I love to make ambrosia with canned fruit, and I like to make a homemade salsa with canned tomatoes

laurasloves said...

I love making fruit salads especially in the summertime.
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Katie said...

apple pie

Nicole C. said...

I love to make taco soup with canned vegetables.

Vikki Billings said...

When I make Chicken and Dumplings I add a can of corn and greenbeans.
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Becca said...

I love using them in salads. They are so much easier than cutting things yourself!

Breanne said...

Making smoothies

Susan Smoaks said...

i like to make a cobbler with canned fruits
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imaclutz89 said...

Eat them! I love them in homemade chili!

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Candace Barrow said...

Soups :)

lmurley2000 said...

I make pies with canned fruit

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Michelle Cain said...

I like to mix a cans of fruit with fresh fruit to make fruit salad for my family. Thanks!

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Trisha McKee said...

I love making desserts with canned fruit.

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Melanie Montgomery said...

I use butter and heat veggies, and sefve with porkchops

Nanbon44 said...

I make a great summer fruit salad, more of a dessert... take a box of Jello usually orange, add to a tub of cool whip, add cottage cheese and drained fruit, I use mixed fruit or Manderin oranges, I also add cherries and sometime marshmallows. Mix and chill overnight..

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I love making pies.
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pinklady705 said...

I like to use canned vegetables to make soups and stews.

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