Share a casserole dish here that's TNT!

United States
February 1, 2007 7:32am CST
TNT is tried n true! Share a casserole dish that you love to make for your family! Here's one by Rachael Ray that I LOVE to make and my kids love it too! Mac and Cheese Dog Casserole Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray You won't get this at any ballpark! 1 pound elbow macaroni Salt 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 package beef or pork hot dogs, chopped into 1-inch pieces 1 tablespoon butter 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons all- purpose flour 1/2 cup beer, 1/3 of a bottle – whatever you have on hand, chicken broth can be substituted 2 cups milk Pepper 1 rounded tablespoon spicy mustard 2 rounded tablespoons ketchup 3 cups yellow sharp Cheddar, shredded, divided (Buy preshredded cheese. You will need 1 1/2 sacks of 10-ounce packages.) Boil a large pot of water for macaroni. Salt water and under cook macaroni, cook about 7 minutes until just under al dente in doneness. Preheat broiler and set rack 12 inches from heat. While pasta works, heat a large deep nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan, then add hot dogs and brown on both sides, 4 minutes total. Remove the dogs with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate. Add another tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan, and the butter. When butter melts, cook onions 4 to 5 minutes, then add flour and cook another minute. Add beer and cook off completely, 1 minute. Whisk in milk and bring to a bubble, then season the sauce with salt and pepper and stir in the mustard and ketchup. Lower heat and add 2 cups of the cheese. Stir to melt, 1 minute. Adjust mustard, ketchup, and salt and pepper, to your taste. Drain pasta well. Combine pasta and hot dogs with sauce and coat evenly then pour into large casserole and top with remaining cheese. Melt and brown cheese under broiler, 2 minutes. Serve.
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
My stepson would love this one. I will have to try it. Don't you just love Rachel? One of my favorite classic casseroles is Shepherds Pie. Brown a pound of hamburger with some chopped onion and minced garlic. Spread it in the bottom of a casserole dish. Top it with one of the following: creamed corn or french style green beans. Top with plenty of mashed potato to make at least half inch to one inch of covering, spreading evenly and sealing to the sides of the casserole dish. Heat in the oven at about 350F for approximately half an hour or until heated through. You may want to put some shredded sharp cheddar, or a few slices of process cheese on top of the potato just at the end and melt it. Serve with ketchup, bbq sauce, chili sauce, or steak sauce.
1 person likes this
• United States
2 Feb 07
Yummy! I was actually first introduced to shepherds pie when I attended a Medeviel (I know I didn't spell that right! LOL) Fest. I got one and I was hooked! So easy to make too! Love your version! Thanks for sharing!
• Dallas, Texas
2 Feb 07
This is a good one!!!! Black-Eyed Peas Cornbread 1 pound of ground beef 1 (15-ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained 1 cup chopped yellow onions 3/4 cup or cream-style corn 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup white cornmeal 1 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup cooking oil 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 jalapeño peppers (bottled or fresh), chopped 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking dish. Place beef in large skillet over medium heat; cook until just beginning to brown. Drain and crumble; set aside Add peas, onion, corn, cornmeal, flour, buttermilk, oil, eggs, salt, baking soda, peppers, and cheese to a large bowl in the order given. Mix well - Add beef and then pour into baking dish Bake for 40 - 50 minutes or until firm and slightly browned. I like to eat mine with collard greens, pickled okra, and sliced home grown tomatoes. It is very good! I got that from my grandmother - another "dirty south" favorite!
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@jencat70 (82)
• United States
2 Feb 07
tuna noodle cassarole is just too easy! make a box of mac and cheese, add a drained can of tuna and some peas. i like it with katsup and worchestershire sauce.