Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A New Recipe

A few weeks ago Mandy mentioned this book! I am all for saving money at the grocery store and spending less to feed my family good and healthy dinners! I quickly looked the book up on Amazon and decided their price was a little too steep for a book I hadn't ever looked at. I then went to Ebay and found the book for about $4.00! A steal! I bought it and got it within a week which was perfect timing because I was putting together my first ever once-a-month-grocery shopping list! You can read about it here.

So, I went through the book and dog-eared a couple of recipes that said their were cheap and yummy! This recipe below is one of the ones that I thought looked good. My favorite part about this recipe is that it includes things I already have on hand. I didn't have to buy "extra" ingredients in order to make this one-dish-meal! AWESOME, huh?!

The Texas Cowboy Pie was a hit! The family loved it! It was quick and easy and a good change from the typical "shepherd's pie"! Below is the recipe that I used, but it is pretty similar to that of the book...


3 cups of already cooked, shredded beef (I used 1lb of browned, ground beef)
1 cup of frozen corn
1 cup of mild salsa
1/2 cup of sour cream

Mix all this together in a microwavable dish and cook on high for 4 mins. Then top with leftover mashed potatoes or instant potatoes. Since I had to cook the ground beef, I did all the above on the stove and let it simmer for a few minutes. Turn the broiler on, top the casserole with cheese and pop into the broiler to let the cheese get good and gooey! Eat and be happy!


Sharon said...

Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing. :)

Mandy said...

I am so glad you liked the book. Some of our favorite recipes are: Summer Stew, Onion Chopped Steak with Easy Gravy, and Ziti Mexi-Cali. I LOVE this cookbook. :)

Nikole said...

For morefiber and vitamins, you could add a can of black beans- delish!