Tasty Tuesday

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.

Hamburger Pie

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:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cook beef and onion in a skillet until beef is brown and onion is tender. Drain fat.
  3. Add tomato soup and green beans to meat and onion mixture.
  4. 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
  5. Cook in oven for 30-35 minutes until mixture is bubbly and cheese is starting to brown.
  6. Serve!

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.

3 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday

  1. I love this addition – I am always trolling for recipes. I may try this one tomorrow night!

  2. I hope you like it, Amy! And I’m glad you like our Tasty Tuesdays. This particular recipe is super easy, and fairly tasty. Although I did have pretty low expectations–it’s not often I try magazine recipes. I usually mess them up somehow…

  3. We usually buy Zatarain’s rice mixes. But last night was the first time we tried the Zatarain’s Dirty Rice Mix with Cheese. It was very spicy! I liked it, but the kids wouldn’t touch it. We’ll have to try the Jumbalaya.

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