Monday, April 19, 2010

Recipes: Day 3 & 4

Here is the recipe for "Sloppy Joe Squares". I thought this dish was delicious and it is so easy to make. I used 2 pounds of ground beef (the recipe calls for 1 pound). And I used Del Monte sloppy joe sauce.


1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 can (16 oz) sloppy joe sauce
2 cans (10.1 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated Big & Buttery crescent dinner rolls
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1 tablespoon sesame seed

1. Heat oven to 350°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in sauce. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
2. Unroll 1 can of the dough; place in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Press in bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of dish. Spread beef mixture over dough; sprinkle with cheese. Unroll second can of dough; place over cheese. Sprinkle with sesame seed.
3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and dough is golden brown. Cut into squares to serve.

The fourth dish of the week was "Beefy Nacho Soup". I made it with shredded chicken because I didn't have hamburger on hand. I added some Velveeta because it needed a punch more of flavor and I doubled the recipe. This soup was super-easy to prepare, especially because I had the shredded chicken already prepared. I just dumped all the ingredients in a pot and within minutes, we had dinner.


1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 tablespoon Old El Paso® 40% less sodium taco seasoning mix (from 1 oz package)
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed nacho cheese soup
1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (1 oz)
1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips

1. In 2-quart saucepan, cook ground beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
2. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in remaining ingredients except shredded cheese and tortilla chips. Cook 8 to 12 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. Top individual servings with shredded cheese and tortilla chips.

If you try any of the recipes I've posted recently, please let me know what you think.

1 comment:

Smart Mouth Broad said...

What a great idea! We had sloppy joes this week. Good ole comfort food. We haven't had them in forever. Some kid at the grocery was saying he wanted them as he picked up the sauce. I told him he was an inspiration and bought the sauce too. :-)