Quick and Easy "Bachelor's Meal" Even A Family Can Love

Extra advice for real bachelors is in the caption of the last photo below.

Here's all you need for ingredients, and that Walmart register tape says $4.90 including the 3% sales tax!
Here's all you need for ingredients, and that Walmart register tape says $4.90 including the 3% sales tax! | Source
If you were to put this meal in 8 oz. glasses, you could fill this many easily. The fifth glass is for a glass of milk to add more vitamins A, D, and Calcium.
If you were to put this meal in 8 oz. glasses, you could fill this many easily. The fifth glass is for a glass of milk to add more vitamins A, D, and Calcium. | Source
No hurry?  Using a crock pot (this one is by West Bend) lets the meal stay warm to hot for later, or late comers.
No hurry? Using a crock pot (this one is by West Bend) lets the meal stay warm to hot for later, or late comers. | Source
It is best to open the cans before heating the meal!
It is best to open the cans before heating the meal! | Source

A Man's Touch In The Kitchen


You are looking for something quick, nourishing, and tasty that you can do over and over again with consistent results. Take it from "an occasional bachelor," this is the answer!

This is a four cans dinner, and its tasty and filling right out of the cans...though I usually heat the ingredients together. Heating helps all the flavors come out and shows that you actually "cooked" the meal...in case you are hosting company.

Here they are, and changing just one of the ingredients will give you an almost endless variety of dishes from this one recipe:

1 28 oz. can of Bush's(R) Best "Maple Cured Bacon" Baked Beans

1 14.5 oz. can of Hunts(R) "Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic, Oregano"

1 15.25 oz. can of Del Monte Quality(R) "Fresh Cut Golden Sweet Whole Kernel Corn"

1 5 oz. can of Starkist(R) "Chunk Light Tuna in Water"

Combine these, heat, and serve.

No side dishes are needed, but rice is nice, toast is good, and crackers have a place on the table, unless you take a bowl and eat in front of the TV.

Now, for varying this dish for future meals (or even for this first go around) you can substitute any can of meat for the tuna fish, such as cut up chunks of Spam(R), roast beef chunks, diced ham or chicken, even sardines (though I think I don't recommend them, having not tried them yet, and being unlikely to try them in the future.) Anyway, you get the idea.

Oh, and check the last photo, if you are a real bachelor guy or gal (especially the guys). I tried to think what could go wrong, and there is really only that one last tip.

Nutrition Information (if you eat the full contents and add nothing else)

Calories: 1,272.50

Total Fat:21% of Daily Value (DV) From Saturated Fat : 0% From Trans Fats 0%

Cholesterol: 16% DV

Sodium: 263% (This can be reduced by discarding the liquid in the corn and tomatoes and adding tap water to replace it. Doing so may also slightly add to the minerals in the recipe. For a much thicker dish, just discard the original juice from the cans.)

Total Carbohydrate: 79% DV Dietary Fiber: 194% DV Sugars 97.5 grams, roughly half the 189 grams of carbohydrates, though this will be reduced by any replacement of the juice with tap water, or the discarding of the original liquids.

Protein: 66.5 grams

Vitamin A: 28% DV*

Calcium: 50% DV*

Vitamin C: 82% DV

Vitamin D: 12% DV*

Vitamin E: 21% DV

Iron: 89% DV

Potassium: 42.5% DV

Manganese: 21% DV

Selenium: 120% DV

Vitamin B6: 12% DV

Vitamin B12: 30% DV

Niacin: 70% DV

* Add in the good values for the 8 oz. glass of milk.


(c) 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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Anne Pettit 4 years ago from North Carolina

Thanks! I like having a meal in the cupboard for emergencies.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Interesting :)


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

ruchira: This is a tasty dish (it really is!) and add in a tossed salad with a light dressing, voila!

Anne Pettit: Supper, or even a dinner, in the cupboard, in the kettle, and on the table in minutes with all the variations available from the cupboard. I hope someone will see the humor in the last photo's caption. ;o)


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

When you are leaviing your man at home for supper out with the gals, hand him a copy of this Hub and (having purchased these items ahead of time) tell him "Supper's in the cupboard!" He can make it on his own, especially if he follows the caution on the last photo!

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