Ham, black beans, lime and evaporated milk make this stuffing a unique Latin version you'll want to try with your next holiday meal. The whole family will love this Cuban combination added to stuffing mix.
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cups diced ham
- 8 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 teaspoon MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
- 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
- 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 bag (6 ounces) seasoned stuffing mix
- 1 lime, sliced into wedges (optional)
PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 2-quart baking dish.
HEAT oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add ham; cook, stirring occasionally, for about 6 minutes or until slightly golden. Reduce heat to low. Add garlic; cook for an additional 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
DISSOLVE bouillon in evaporated milk.
ADD beans, stuffing mix and bouillon-milk mixture. Gently stir to moisten. Spoon into prepared baking dish; cover with foil.
BAKE for 30 minutes or until heated through. Serve warm with a squeeze of lime, if desired.
If you’d like to add plantains to the stuffing you’ll need:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 yellow plantains, diced into 1-inch cubes
FRY plantains in a large skillet in a single layer over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden. Remove and place on paper towels to drain. May need to fry in 2 batches, adding more oil if necessary. Add plantains when you add the beans, stuffing mix and bouillon-milk mixture.
NUTRITION TIP: To reduce fat, use NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Fat Free Milk or NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk.