Wednesday, November 7, 2007


1 lb. ground beef
1 egg
ketchup or barbecue sauce
bread crumbs or oatmeal
onions, green bell peppers, or whatever else you feel like adding

Put hamburger in mixing bowl. Mix in other ingredients, including ketchup or barbecue sauce. Put hamburger mixture in bread pan and pat down with spoon or hand. Cover with more ketchup, spreading ketchup evenly around. Cook on 350 degrees for 45 min. to 1 hour. Serves about 4.

Notes: If using bread, toast bread first to get better crumbs. Include about 1 slice worth of bread. Good with baked potatoes, which can be in the oven cooking at the same time. You can add your choice of seasonings to the hamburger before cooking. Really hard to mess this one up.

Tijuana Pie

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
3/4 lb. Cheddar cheese, grated
1 (10 oz.) can enchilada sauce
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
2 (16 oz.) cans chili seasoned beans
1 (16 oz.) can corn, drained
1 (6 oz.) pitted olives
6 corn tortillas

Brown beef, onion, garlic in skillet. Pour off excess fat and season with salt and pepper. Wipe inside of crockpot with oil. Place a tortilla in the bottom of the pot and spoon some of the meat mixture onto it with a little sauce and cheese. Top with another tortilla and layer on a bean, cheese, and corn section. Drop in a few olives. Continue layers of filling, sauce and cheese and olives, finishing with cheese and olives on top. Cover and cook on low 5-7 hours. Serves 6-8.

Notes: We had this a second time so that we could get a picture, and I actually liked it a lot more than the first time. I used green enchilada sauce the 2nd time and red the 1st, so that might be why. I'm not sure how big each layer is supposed to be, but with the ingredients listed here, I had to make my meat layers thinner than the bean/corn layers.

Chicken Taco Bake

2 cans chicken breast (or about 2 chicken breasts, cooked)
1 can 10-12 oz. tomato soup
1 cup salsa
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (divided into 2 half cups)
1/2 cup milk
6 flour tortillas cut into one inch pieces
taco seasoning to taste - I used about 1/4 package

In baking dish, shred chicken, mix with other ingredients and 1/2 of cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top, cook another 5 minutes to let cheese melt. Serves about 4.

Notes: I got this recipe from my sister, Karen. I used chicken breasts instead of the canned stuff, and I only used 3 large tortillas instead of 6. Easy and tasty.