Thursday, January 13, 2011

How to: My Momma's Casserole

For this weeks how to I bring you something of the tasty variety.  For many reasons...

1.  Because I love all of you.
2.  Because you will love me back when you taste this.
3.  Because it's whats for dinner at my house tonight and you're not invited (only because I want more for me.)
4.  Because I have about a million other crafty projects going on but none are finished at the moment (I have a baby).
5.  Because you really should make this for yourself (you'll have more for you and you can make me jealous).
6.  Because I think my Dad would be fine eating this every night.
7,  Because I adore Pioneer Woman ( and I'm imitating how she does her recipe posts.


2# ground beef
2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 white onion
1 25oz can of whole tomatoes
3 decent sized russet or yukon gold potatoes
dash of salt

1st:  Don cute apron and perhaps cute house-shoes if you want to scoff at going barefoot in the kitchen and avoid unsolicited jokes from the husband.

Next:  Preheat oven to 450 degrees and don't look at my dirty oven.
I said DON'T LOOK!
Next:  Peel and slice thin your potatoes and line your casserole dish with them.  Sprinkle with salt.
Next:  Slice thinly half of your onion.  Or all of it if you like things very oniony.
Then throw the onions in with your ground beef and brown it all while ignoring again the dirty stove.
Continue until meat is thoroughly browned and the onions are glistening and slightly translucent.
Transfer meat and onion mixture to casserole dish atop potatoes.

Then this part is very important.  Sprinkle Worcestershire sauce all over the casserole while saying Worcestershire sauce 3 times fast.
Then take your big can of tomatoes...

and squish (highly technical cooking term) them all over the top.
It should look something like this:
Cover with foil or an oven safe lid and cook for approx 45 minutes or until potatoes are done.
Note:  Mine was done in 45 minutes but it all depends on your casserole dish.  My mom uses a much deeper dish and has to cook hers for 1 1/2 hours.

Next:  Put your pretty feet up while the oven cooks it for you.  You deserve it.  Ignore my dirty house (again I have a tot).
That's my dogs head, not some weird growth.
When your timer beeps at you, pull out your savory casserole and feed yo family!!
Oh and take a picture and send it to me so my mouth will water.


1 comment:

  1. Another note: My Momma got ahold of me to let me know that she cooks hers at 350 degrees! She thought it was funny because I thought she told me 450. Well, it cooked just fine so I guess 450 is okay!