Friday, May 17, 2013

Quick Casserole

This is a family favorite!  We love this dish!  It is quick to prepare but takes 2 hours to cook which is perfect to whip up place in the oven while you go to a soccer game, or run kids around to what ever activity that they have.  If you have "Cook Time" on your oven you can program to turn off at 11/2 hours and its perfect! You don't want to over cook this because it will burn and dry out.  So be aware of that depending on if this is going to sit while your being the amazing mom and wife that you are.

The flavors in this are very mild.  It's great for young kids and great to mash up and feed to 1 year olds.

Quick Casserole
Sliced potatoes (I make one layer in the bottom of a 13x9 glass casserole dish)
1/4 cup long grain uncooked rice
Sliced carrots ( again cover the casserole)
1pound ground beef browned with chopped onions
1 clove garlic minced (if you choose, but don't have to)
1 can of cream of chicken soup diluted with one can of water.  ( I like to use 2 cans soup to 1-11/2 cans water, we like it kind of soupy...makes the left overs better in my opinion.)

In casserole dish put a layer of potatoes, rice, hamburger with onions,and carrots.  Pour diluted soup over the top.  Bake at 325 degrees for 2 hours

This feeds 8-10 people if you use the 9x13 size.  You can easily adjust this down in quantity as well.  I love recipes that are easy to adjust for different size families.


Keeping it Simple