Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Taco casserole

I have never had taco casserole. So tonight I decided to make it and since I am trying to eat a little healthier I decided to take out the chips that most people put in.... I know by the end you will think that this isn't low in calorie but I did the math and it is... so here goes

Ingredients you will need:

1 pound of ground beef
half an onion, diced
1 can of fat free refried beans
1 1/2 cups hominy
1 cup salsa
taco seasoning
half cup sour cream
2 cups cheese

I was going to use the tomatos but decided not to

cook the beef and onion in a skillet with the taco seasoning

once the meat is about half way done add the hominy and salsa and cook until the beef is cooked all the way

Now its time to layer!!!

layer 1: refried beans

layer 2: hand full of cheese

layer 3: half of the meat mixture

layer 4: more cheese!!!

layer 5: the rest of the meat mixture

layer 6: sour cream

layer 7: the rest of the cheese

now bake in a 350 degree oven until the layer of cheese is melted and enjoy!!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Meaty meatloaf

I love meatloaf... When I was growing up it was the only thing that my grandfather made and it was my fav. So when he could no longer make it I started making it myself and turns out it was better then his.

I first got the recipe from Emeril Lagasse, but over the years I have added a few different things and taken things out

Now lets start to cooking!!!


1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
1 cup minced onions
1/2 cup minced green peppers
2 cloves chopped garlic
2 eggs
1 cup bread crumbs
Salt and fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup A1 steak sauce bold and spicey

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a roasting pan with the butter. In a mixing bowl, add beef, pork, onions, peppers, garlic, eggs, cream, and bread crumbs, ketchup and A1. Blend thoroughly. Season the mixture with salt and pepper.

Shape the mixture into a loaf and place on the prepared pan.

Place in the oven and bake for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours Remove the pan from the oven and enjoy!

I also like to make a little mixture of the ketchup and A1 sauce and put it on top of my slices of meat loaf


Sunday, December 4, 2011

You are the butter to my bread

At an early age my grandmother started to teach me how to cook. I remember standing on a chair in her kitchen while she told me how to cook and bake even though still to this day I can not really bake lol. I love to cook thanks to my grandmother.

This blog will be the place where I post my wonderful and maybe not so wonderful recipes. Just me this navy wife that was taught by a wonderful Croatian how to cook.
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