Chili cheese mac recipe

So Easter weekend was pretty hectic. With that being said, we didn’t get to fully plan out this weeks menu. So I asked my husband what he wanted me to cook and he said Chili mac and cheese. Which is a simple go to item. Typically most people will do spaghetti as their easy go to meal. This is ours.

What you’ll need:

1 lb Ground beef

Seasonings of your choice

2 boxes Velvetta Mac n Cheese

1 can Chili with beans. (i got mine from Lidl for like $0.50)

So you cook  the ground beef until done. Nice and brown. Drain it. Add the beans. While this is simmering, cook your mac and cheese according to the box directions. Once this is done…add the beef mixture.

And you’re done.

Simple as that.

Quick and easy

And so yummy.

 

Low carb-ish egg roll

I don’t know about you but I am not a fan of the egg roll wrapper…unless I’m making cream cheese wontons….but I do enjoy the insides…sometimes…so here is this low carb kinda (no wrap) egg roll

What youll need

1lb ground beef

Soy sauce

Garlic

Ginger

Seasonings

Cole slaw mix

Brown your ground beef….

While this is cooking mix the garlic ginger and soy sauce.

Drain the beef

Add the slaw…mix slaw and beef together.

Once this is starting to really cook thru add the sauce…

Allow to simmer until the slaw is wiltering and easy to chew…

Enjoy…I added some yum yum sauce to mine and I’m in heaven.

Chili pie

Its starting to get a little colder here…so why not make the cold weather comfort food…chili.

Well its a little twist on it. I made it into a pie.

What you’ll need:

1 lb ground beef

2 cans pinto beans

1 can kidney beans

1 can diced tomatoes

1 small onion diced

2 boxes corn bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Brown the ground beef and onion…drain

While the meat is cooking mix one box of corn bread according to directions. Spread on the bottom of a baking dish

Once the meat is done…add the cans. Let simmer. You’ll also want to add seasonings. I added salt pepper and cayenne.

Once that is done pour on top of the corn bread.

Mix the other box of corn bread according to directions. Pour on top of chili.

Bake until corn bread is golden brown and enjoy 🙂

BBQ Cheeseburger Casserole.

As you have probably figured by now, I am a sucker for a casserole. Especially with two kids, house work, errands and school work. Casseroles as well as dump and bakes are a blessing. This was actually really good….and simple. My picky eater ate all of it… then again she did want some of her trunk or treat candy….We have rules… haha.

What you’ll need:

1Lb ground beef

Onion (optional)

About 1/2 cup BBQ

About 1/4 cup Mustard ( I used honey mustard because I love it)

1 package crescent rolls.

1 to 2 cups cheese.

*I say about because I don’t usually use measurements. I eyeball all the measurements, taste it…if it needs more add it.

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F

Cook the ground beef and onion til no longer pink. Season it however you like.

While the beef is cooking, open the crescent rolls and place in a baking dish. spread it out to fit. Then bake until just barely golden and no longer gooey.

Once the beef is done, drain it. Add the BBQ and Mustard.

Then place on top of the crescent roll.

Add cheese!

Bake for about 20 to 30 minutes. Then ENJOY!

Lasagna or soup….. lasagna soup

So my husband likes lasagna but I hate dealing with the noodles. So a few months back, ok more than a few, I read about this lasagna soup. It sounded good so I wanted to try it. Unfortunately, I have a huge issue with following recipes to the T.

I didn’t get the meat in the photo because I was already cooking it. I tend to like dinner done by 6 do my kid eats by 6 and can have shower by 7 bed before 9.

What do you need:

1 lb ground beef

1/2 cup ricotta cheese

1/2 cup of your favorite cheese blend (I like fiesta blend)

2 jars marinara sauce

Garlic

Salt/pepper to taste

Lasagna noodles

Beef broth

Brown the ground beef and garlic. Drain. Return to pan.

 

Add beef broth and both jars of sauce. I usually add a little water to the jars, shake then pour in the pan. That way no sauce is wasted.

Add cheese and lasagna noodles as well as seasonings. Now all you got to do is stir occasionally until the noodles are done. Quick one pot meal that is so good I don’t have any left over….Thats also why I didn’t get a photo of the finished project