Tasty Tuesday…Fall foods are yummy!

15 Sep

Yes, I am aware this is very late, but this week has been CRAZY!

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, I LOVE cooking through the fall and winter. To me, everything tastes better when it’s a little colder outside.

Today’s recipe comes from the ALL YOU Eat Well, Save Big cookbook. Not only does it taste GREAT, but it’s easy on the wallet at only about $1.92 per serving.

Beef and Pasta Casserole

What you will need:
Salt and pepper
8oz rotini pasta
1/2 cup plain, dry bread crumbs
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2lb ground beef
1 28oz can stewed tomatoes, broken up
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar

1) In a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta, stirring occasionally, until done (about 10  minutes). Drain and set aside. In a bowl, mix bread crumbs and Parmesan; set aside.

2) In a 3 quart ovenproof pot, warm oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and saute for 4 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high, add ground beef and cook, stirring, until beef is well browned (about 7 minutes). Scrape beef into a colander and drain off excess fat. Wipe out pot and return beef to pot; reduce heat to medium.

3) Preheat broiler. Stir tomatoes, salt, oregano and pepper into beef and cook for 3 minutes. Add reserved pasta and mix. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes to heat pasta. Remove from heat and stir in cheddar.

4) Top pasta with reserved bread crumb mixture and cook under broiler until golden brown (2-3 minutes). Serve immediately.

Serve with a side salad, and you’re good to go with a hearty meal even the kids will love. I also love that you don’t have to dirty every pot and pan in your kitchen to make this one.

I need more recipes! Please share with me your favorite fall and winter creations. Email me at MyLifeInMommyland@me.com so I can give them a try and share them with the rest of my world.

I hope to have my review of my new recipe app for iPad at some point tomorrow. Please forgive me for being so tardy, but I have a super fun Tupperware party to prepare for!

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