Monday, April 13, 2009

beef recipe

We live smack in the middle of beef country. We raise cattle and feed out our own beef. I know it's tough, but we somehow make ourselves eat prime grain-fed beef (lol). We are willing to make the sacrifice :). Along those lines, I would like to share one of our favorite recipes. This is easy and economical to make. It is also great made ahead and refrigerated. You could make several pans if you are serving a crowd or freeze one for another day.

Red Enchilada Casserole

2 lbs. ground beef
2 cans, 10 oz., Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce, your choice of mild, medium or hot, I use medium
1 can, 10.5 oz., tomato soup, undiluted
10 corn tortillas
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

Brown ground beef. Drain. Add Enchilada Sauce and tomato soup to ground beef. Mix well and reheat. In a 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish, spread half of beef mixture. Layer corn tortillas on top of meat layer. Spread the remaining beef mixture on top of the tortillas. Bake for approximately 20 minutes. Sprinkle cheese on top and return to oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Traditionally this would be served with spanish rice and beans. Add some corn chips and salsa or guacamole to the table, and consider it a Fiesta!

It's another manic Monday! With the start of the new week, I needed a little extra inspiration. Maybe this will help you as much as it helped me.

The air we breath. A gift. The lungs to breathe it. A gift. The involuntary muscles that keep us breathing. A gift. Our waking to a new day. A gift.

Ken Gire

Now, take a deep breath. Let it out slowly. Take another. Slowly release. put a smile on your face and greet the new day. Let's all greet the new week with a positive attitude.

My Cookie Jar contains these cookies this week:

Fast and Easy Peanut butter Cookies

1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Egg

Beat egg, then add peanut butter and sugar. Stir until thick. Roll into 1" balls, press flat with a fork dipped in sugar, making a criss-cross pattern. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees.