Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Amish Mexican Toss Together

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Along with their farm community living and simple lifestyle, the Amish have gained a reputation for being great cooks. Simple yet delicious recipes have been tested on hungry farmers & husky country boys. Amish recipes retain a certain simplicity that are not only appealing to cook, the wonderful flavors keep me coming back to try more of their dishes. The Amish are also known for being sensibly frugal so it's a given that I would incorporate some of their meals into my menu planning & budget stretching.

Amish Mexican Toss Together
1 lb. ground beef
1 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. chopped bell pepper
1/2 Tblsp. chili powder
1/2 clove garlic; minced
2 c. beef gravy (I am using left over pork roast gravy that I saved for this recipe)
2 c. kidney beans; drained
2 c. cooked elbow macaroni
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

In a large skillet, cook beef until no longer pink. Drain. Add in onion, bell pepper, chili powder & garlic. Cook until vegetables are tender. Add in gravy, beans, macaroni, salt & pepper. Stir to mix well.

Transfer mixture to a greased 2-qt. baking dish/casserole. Bake at 450* for 15 minutes.

Stir, then top with grated cheese. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese melts.

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Recipe source: Amish Cooking, Deluxe Edition

1 comment:

cranky grandma said...

Oh, wow! What a mouth watering treat! We actually grew up on this, but we called it goulash for some reason! The only difference was, ours had home canned tomatoes instead of gravy! Sometimes there were beans, sometimes not! Sometimes corn, sometimes green beans!
I can guarantee that this dish is cost friendly, because there were a whole bunch of us little Irish American kids to feed! We always had homemade bread with it, and could barely sit still while we waited for Dad to quit teasing us and say grace!