Monday, October 25, 2010

Touchdown Casserole

This is one of those "so wrong it's right" recipes.  It looks like a gag and shiver food, but it's so not.  Take a look at the ingredients.  If you like all of these things, you will love this casserole.  I don't know why it's called Touchdown Casserole.  If I were to rename it, I would call it Ghetto Fabulous Shepherd's Pie.  (That may not make you want to eat it because Shepherd's Pie is, in fact, a gag and shiver food. )

1 lb. ground beef
1 28 oz. can baked beans, original recipe (Not pork and beans and not maple flavored or some such nonsense.)
8 all beef hot dogs (Don't mess around with the chicken/pork/beef hot dogs.  That's not just for this recipe, that's for always.)
1 14.5 oz. can tomato sauce
1 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
10 servings of mashed potatoes (I know I don't need to tell my family not to use instant mashed potatoes, but in case anyone else was thinking it  . . . don't.)

Brown ground beef and drain; add baked beans, cut up hot dogs, and tomato sauce. 

Pour mixture into large casserole dish.  Spread mashed potatoes over the top of the bean and hot dog mixture.

Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of that.  Bake uncovered at 350 for 30 minutes (until heated through).

Serve for your family and be the hero of the day!

1 comment:

Miriam said...

This recipe has nothing to do with cottage pie or the ghetto.
It actually is a cross between two recipes 1)Roundup, supposed to be a cowboy thing, is to cook the ground beef or hot dogs with onion. peppers, whatever and add the baked beans or chili beans and 2) cottage pie, an English recipe that covers beef, probably originally english boiled beef but i use steak and mushrooms, with the mashed potatoes and cheese but in a pie shell