First of all, aren't these mini loaves so cute? I bought a Petite Loaf Pan from Amazon and couldn't wait to try it out! They make the perfect single serving loaves and bake in a lot less time than a full-size loaf. Ok now back to the secret ingredient in these...(drumroll please)...BBQ Beef and Beans! I had some left-over filling from my Impossibly Easy Beef Pie and decided to get creative. I know it sounds strange but imagine when you have a bowl of BBQ beans and cornbread on the side. Well, these loaves are basically just putting the 2 together in a perfect portable snack!
Ingredients: (8 mini loaves)
1/4 c vegetable oil
1-1/2 c buttermilk
1 c left over beef and baked beans
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1-1/2 c yellow cornmeal
1/2 c all-purpose flour
1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Spray mini loaf pan with cooking spray.
2. Whisk eggs with oil and buttermilk until smooth. Stir in leftovers, baking powder, salt, flour and cornmeal.
3. Divide evenly among mini loaves. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.