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Recipe Exploration: Mexican Style Goulash

January 13, 2012 Leave a comment
Name:  Mexican Style Goulash
By: Renee (modified from All Recipes)

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min

Servings: 10


Ingredients:
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 medium green peppers
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 ½  cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1-1/3 cups shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. In a large nonstick pot, cook beef, onion and green peppers over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn, water, chili powder, oregano and salt, pepper, and cumin. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add macaroni. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and cook 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Notes:

  • Can use ground turkey or half ground turkey
  • This goes well with cornbread.
  • This makes a very large batch.  Even though it freezes well, if you would like to make a smaller batch

Shepherd Pie

December 12, 2011 Leave a comment
Name:  Shepherd Pie
By: Renee (adapted from allrecipes.com)

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • ½ onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tsp of oil (for sauteing)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Cayenne Pepper (to taste)
  • 10 oz of mixed vegetables(14.5 ounce)
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups mashed potatoes
  • 4 oz sour cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat the oil and saute the garlic and onions in a medium saucepan until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the ground beef and cook over medium-high heat until beef is browned, about 10 minutes. Drain fat.
  4. Add salt and pepper.  Optional: Add in the cayenne pepper to taste.
  5. Mix in mixed vegetables and cream of mushroom soup.
  6. Pour beef mixture into a 2 quart casserole dish and top with 2 cups of cheddar cheese.
  7. Add sour cream and one cup of cheddar cheese to mashed potatoes.  Add whatever spices to mashed potatoes you would like (garlic powder, cayenne pepper, butter, salt, pepper, etc.)
  8. Spread mashed potatoes on top.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven until the pie is hot, and the mashed potatoes are golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Notes:

Only add the cayenne pepper if you want a little bit of spice.

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