Monday, March 16, 2009

Chili Tortilla Bake



This is an easy recipe to make and it makes a 9 X 13 pan, so you get a lot!

Chili Tortilla Bake

1 pound hamburg
16 ounces tomato sauce
1 can (14 1/2 ounce) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (8 3/4 ounce) whole kernel corn, undrained
1 can (4 1/2 ounce) chopped green chilies, undrained
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons minced onion
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
6 (8 inch) flour tortillas
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large skillet, brown ground beef; drain.
Add tomato sauce, beans, corn and green chilies.
Stir in next 5 seasoning. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered for 15 minutes.
In a greased 9 X 13 pan, place 3 tortillas to cover bottom, tearing and overlapping as needed.
Layer with half of meat mix, then half of cheese.
Top with another 3 tortillas, remaining meat and cheese.
Bake 30 minutes.

*This one rates a 9 at our house.


Monday, March 9, 2009

French Lasagne



This recipe is a family favorite. It's something my Mom used to make before I was married, and I've been married almost 28 years, so it's a classic!

French Lasagne
1 pound hamburg
1/2 pound sausage
1 small can tomato paste
1 tablespoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
2 cans crescent rolls (I use the recipe type, with no perforations)
1 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
4 slices mozzarella cheese

Brown meat and drain fat. Add tomato paste, parsley, oregano, onion, salt, pepper and worcestershire sauce. Simmer 10 minutes.
Place crescent rolls on cookie sheet, long side together. Pinch edges together.
Spread 1/2 of the meat mix down the middle of the crescent rolls.
Mix cottage cheese and parmesan cheese. Spoon over meat.
Spread remaining meat mixture over cheeses. Place slices of mozzarella over top of meat.
Bring sides of crescent rolls up and cover cheese. Seal together. Finished it should look like a large roll of French bread.
Bake 325 degrees for 25 minutes until top is golden. Top may be brushed with melted butter.

*My whole family likes this one. It's a 10!


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Angelic Fruit Dessert


This is such an easy recipe, but it tastes so refreshing and good. It really looks pretty too, although you wouldn't know from the picture above! I used sugar free pudding, low fat Wool Whip and skim milk and I can't tell the difference from the regular ingredients.

Angelic Fruit Dessert
1 Angel Food Cake, cut into cubes (large size or 2 loaf pans)
2 small vanilla instant pudding mixes
3 cups milk
8 ounce Cool Whip, thawed
Fresh Fruit - strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches to your taste

Place angel food cake cubes in 9 X 13 pan. Mix pudding with milk and fold in Cool Whip. Pour over cake cubes. Top with cut up fruit of your choice.
*This rates a 10, rated by both family and friends!