Thursday, August 23, 2007

Tasty Thursday: Casseroles

Well, we don't really do a lot of casseroles in my house. At least, not as many as I'd like. My husband is picky, and each of the kids have so many different likes/dislikes, it's hard to get something mixed together that Everyone likes.

The closest thing that I have to a casserole, that everyone in my family likes, and the kids just absolutely love, is Hamburger Pie. It's a very simple, body warming food. One of those good old comfort foods, or that's what my husband tells me. I don't have any measurements for the most part, since I've been making it so long. It's really a great one for making only as much as you need. You can tailor it to your family's needs, and preferences. So here it is:

Hamburger Pie

Grease a 2 qt. deep casserole dish. Fill it about 2/3 of the way with prepared mashed potatoes. (You can use boxed or real mashed potatoes.) Top with about a cup or so of shredded cheddar, enough to spread evenly in a layer over the potatoes. Top with about a pound of cooked ground beef. Cover that with more cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

My mom used to use ground turkey or chicken on occasion. It tasted alright, but I was never partial to those ground meats. If they are kinds you use regularly, it may be worth trying that way.

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Lorie said...

I may have to try this, I think my kids would love. Thanks for sharing.

Jodi said...

Sounds good to me! I too have a picky hubby!

Have a great Thursday!
My Life as Mama Jodi

Trista said...

Hubby and kids would love that!