Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ivorys' Favorite Lasagna

This is out of a cook book called Favorites. You can get it through Make A Wish Foundation. Every recipe we have made out of this cook book has been amazing and this lasagna did not disappoint.

1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
2 pounds ground beef
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 (10-ounces) package lasagna noodles (we used whole wheat lasagna and it tasted great!)
1 pound Monterey Jack or Mozzarella cheese, grated
2 (10 3/4-ounce) cans cream of mushroom soup
1 1/2 cups milk
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Cook spinach and drain well. Brown beef and drain. Add oregano, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Cook noodles according to package directions. Arrange half of the noodles in 9"x13" pan, then top with half the meat mixture, half the drained spinach and half the grated cheese. Repeat layers of noodles, meat, spinach and cheese. Combine soup and milk and blend; pour over lasagna and let seep through noodles. Spread tomato sauce on top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Shredded Beef Burritos

These are super yummy. We got them from a friend in our neighborhood. If you don't like the idea of a burrito the meat very delicious by its self.

Shredded Beef Burritos

2-3 pound boneless beef roast
1 envelop dry onion soup mix
1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
1 can (14 oz.) enchilada sauce (green or red)
1 teaspoon salt
6 flour tortillas (10 inch)
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 can (15 oz) black or pinto beans, heated
1 bottle (16 0z) salsa Verde
shredded lettuce

Heat oven to 425 F.

Place roast in metal roasting pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 the package dry onion soup mix (keep soup mix on top of roast, rather than allow it to fall to bottom of pan). Place roast uncovered in oven; cook 20-30 minutes. Reduce heat to 275 F, sprinkle with remaining soup mix, add 1/4-cup water, cover tightly and roast 3 hours. Check periodically to ensure roast has not burned dry; add a little water as needed.

Remove roast and shred using 2 forks. Measure out 1-cup broth from roast pan. If needed, add enough water to roasting pan to make 1 cup broth. Bring broth in pan to boil to dissolve juices from bottom of roast pan. Add 1/2-cup enchilada sauce to broth. Pour broth/ sauce mixture over shredded beef and keep hot until ready to use.

Combine 1 1/4 cup enchilada sauce with 1 1/2 cups water and salt. Bring to a boil. Add rice, reduce heat to simmer, cover tightly and simmer for 20 minutes. Turn off heat and allow rice to stand 10 minutes longer.

To assemble burritos: place shredded beef on one side flour tortilla, add approximately 1/3-1/2 cup seasoned rice, 1/4 cup beans, 1/4 cup shredded cheese and approximately 1 table spoon salsa verde. Roll filling inside burrito and place in 9x13 pan. Continue with remaining burritos. Pour remaining salsa verde over burritos, sprinkle with remaining cheese. Place uncovered in 350 F and heat until hot throughout and cheese is melted. Serve with shredded lettuce and additional salsa. Serve 6.

NOTE: May substitute green or red salsa and enchilada sauce to suit personal taste preferences.

Chocolate Bunt Cake

This is a very yummy cake perfect for any holiday, or event you have planned.


1 pkg. Devils food cake (Betty Crocker)
1 sm. pkg. instant vanilla pudding
1 cup sour cream
3 eggs
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup oil
Mix ingredients and pour into a greased bundt pan. Cook for 50 minutes or a little less at 350.

1 square butter, melted
4cup powdered sugar
2 T. cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
Whipping cream
Mix butter, powdered sugar, cocoa and vanilla with whipping cream until desired consistency. Frost cake while warm.


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