Thursday, January 17, 2008

Necessity recipe...

...necessity being the mother of invention, and all that. We had some leftovers and odd and ends that needed to be eaten, and 12 people to feed for supper so Sarah and I made a casserole.

Pintos and Pork Casserole
corn tortilla chips (we had half a bag)
pinto beans, cooked (we had about 5 to 6 cups of cooked beans leftover from Monday night)
pork roast, shredded (we had about 1/3 of a roast to use)
sour cream (there was 2/3 of a 16 oz. carton in the fridge)
2 cans Ro-tel tomatoes
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
a sprinkle of cayenne pepper
2 c. sharp cheddar cheese, grated (it may have been 1 1/2 c. - we had about 8 oz. of cheese open and needing to be eaten)

In a large rectangular casserole pan we layered corn chips, beans, and meat. Then in a bowl we mixed the tomatoes, sour cream, and spices, and spread the mixture on top of the meat. We cooked it in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes covered, then we took the foil off and cooked it for another 15 minutes. We topped it with the grated cheese, put it back in the oven for five more minutes to melt the cheese, then served it along with a salad and fruit. It fed all 12 of us (even with seconds) and there was enough leftover to make three people happy for lunch tomorrow.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Wool Winder said...

Sounds good and easy.

9:18 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

Economy at its finest.

I get such a charge when people accomplish what you did.

I figured you'd be feeding a crowd more often, now that DIL and grands are there.

The more, the merrier :0

3:24 PM  

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