Hello, and welcome to our second Tasty Tuesday! Each week, we bring you recommendations for working-mom-friendly recipes and convenience food items. Got something tasty you’d like to share? Email it to saraWMAG@gmail.com.
Today’s recipe comes from Tela. She writes…
I had my doubts about this recipe. Hamburger? Tomato Soup? Green beans? I found it in the back of American Baby (a free baby magazine I signed up for when I was preggers), and thought I’d give it a try. It was actually quite good. And super easy. I adapted it a bit to fit my needs, and what I had in my house at the time. Added bonus? If you are trying to get a toddler to eat his veggies, this is a good way to sneak in some green beans.
What You’ll Need
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1/2 chopped onion
- 1 can tomato soup
- 1 can green beans
- Leftover mashed potatoes (refrigerated or store-bought from KFC on the way home would work, too)
- 1 package shredded cheddar cheese
What to do:
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Cook beef and onion in a skillet until beef is brown and onion is tender. Drain fat.
- Add tomato soup and green beans to meat and onion mixture.
- Grease 13×9 glass baking dish and put your beef, onion, soup and green bean concoction into the dish. Top with cheddar cheese and mashed potatoes
- Cook in oven for 30-35 minutes until mixture is bubbly and cheese is starting to brown.
Sara again–here to rave about a convenience food I love: Zatarain’s Jambalaya with Cheese. When I don’t have much time to cook, I brown up some smoked sausage and toss it into this tasty mix. It takes about 40 minutes on the stovetop, but I don’t have to do anything except stir it if I want. And boy is it delicious. We’ve tried the mix without cheese, but it’s a little too spicy for my daughter. We all like the cheese flavor, plus it adds a nice bit of zing.