GBP's 101 Cozy Casseroles Review #2 & GIVEAWAY

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Gooseberry Patch's 101 Cozy Casseroles
The next recipe I tried from this fabulous book was..........
Mom's Texas Hash

Mom's Texas Hash
GPB's 101 Cozy Casseroles (submitted by: Ginger O'Connell, Hazel Park, MI)
(Printable Version)

1lb ground beef
2 onions, sliced (my onion was large so I just used one)
1 green pepper, chopped
8-oz can stewed tomatoes* (I used Fire-Roasted tomatoes)
1/2 to 1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt

Brown beef, onions and green pepper in a skillet over medium heat; drain. Stir in tomatoes with juice and seasonings. Cook over medium heat until warmed through, about 8 minutes; spoon into an ungreased one-quart casserole dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes. Serves 4.

*NOTE: I had a little issue with this recipe. I could not find a 8-oz can of stewed tomatoes. I contacted Gooseberry Patch and they went back to Ginger's original submission which does state 8-oz can stewed tomatoes. It is possible that there is a regional brand that comes in that size that isn't available in my part of the country. The can I bought was 14.5-oz. I added ONE cup of stewed tomatoes and then decided to go ahead and use the entire can. In my opinion, it was perfect.

This is a very yummy recipe. I rounded out the meal with a tossed salad and corn muffins for the carb eaters in my family. The casserole would also be very yummy with a dollop of sour cream or a sprinkle of grated cheese. I think one of the things I liked the most about this recipe was that it easily went together in advance and then I baked it off just before serving. Perfect for those rushed evenings.

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