Monday, February 23, 2009

In the Kitchen

As in other things, I’m apt to experiment a lot in the kitchen. Results vary but I hit on a great combination this weekend.

Here’s what I did:

1 lb of ground meat (I used ground sirloin)
1 medium onion - chopped
1 small green pepper –chopped
1 large clove of garlic
1 cup corn
1 tsp each of allspice, cinnamon, and cloves
1 tsp of steak seasoning
salt
½ cup beef broth or water
2 large potatoes (use the kind with the waxy skin)
1 can cream of broccoli soup
1 cup milk
2 cups grated cheese

Sautee the onion and green pepper until the onions begin to caramelize then add the garlic and sautee a little longer. Put theses in a bowl. Brown the ground meat, adding the spices and salt to taste. When the meat is brown, add the corn, onion, green pepper, onion and broth (or water). Put the meat mixture in a casserole dish.

Peel the potatoes and cut in very thin slices. Arrange the potato slices on top of the meat mixture.

Mix the can of cream of broccoli and the milk and pour over the top of the potatoes.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes (or until potatoes are done). Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top and bake another few minutes until cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and let sit 5 minutes before serving.

And that’s it. I’ve almost eaten the whole thing. Of course, you can use any kind of cream of whatever soup and any veggies in with the meat mixture to suit your tastes.

That’s about what I got accomplished this weekend although I did get another batch of fleece washed. The problem with it was that I thought it was going to be warmer on Saturday than it actually turned out to be so I put the batch on the porch to dry. Instead I got a fleece-cicle.

1 comment:

Blue Gal said...

Sounds like a kind of shepherd's pie with "real" potatoes instead of mashed. yum I'll try that.

I'm in Springfield and on Ravelry so someday we'll have to do a knit lunch or something! bluegalsblog AT gmail