Saturday Weekend Warrior
By dedicating a few hours each weekend, I am saving myself a lot of time during the week. This week as we gear up for Back to School, we need to start thinking about meals that are not only simple and quick, healthy and nutritious but also keeps to our weeknight school schedule. Try planning a few meals ahead of time, freezing them, than pulling out and placing in the refrigerator the day you decide to use that meal. It’s that easy. Here’s a simple dish with meat, potatoes and vegetables all in one!
Cooking Up Meals: Make IT Now- Bake IT Later!
Hamburger Potato Casserole
1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium size onion, sliced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
6 medium size Yukon Gold potatoes, thinly sliced
1 cup corn kernels
4 Tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
1 large can diced tomatoes with juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large skillet, brown ground beef with onions. Add salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Add tomatoes with juices and corn to the meat mixture. Stir until all ingredients are combined.
Lightly spray a rectangular 9 x13 baking dish with baking spray. Layer sliced potatoes along the bottom of baking dish. Spread hamburger mixture over potatoes evenly. Add another layer of sliced potatoes over the top. Drizzle with a little ketchup.
Bake covered for 1 1/2 hours or until potatoes are done. Let cool. Place in freezer, wrapped tightly or in refrigerator if you plan on using this meal within 1-2 days. When ready to bake, defrost in refrigerator. Reheat in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Serve with a green salad and french bread.
Recipe Tip: You could substitute green beans for the corn or even add celery or diced green bell pepper.
As always, my quick and easy recipes for Busy Moms can be found on my website Noel’s Kitchen Tips.com.
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