Saturday, May 23, 2009


I tweaked it just a little bit but this is basically a Betty classic!! Enjoy.

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage leaves or 1/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 garlic clove, finely chopped or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg
1 cup dried bread crumbs
1/2 cup Kraft parmesan cheese
1 small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1/2 cup ketchup, chili sauce or barbecue sauce

Total Time: 1 hour 25 min
1. Heat oven to 350°F.
2. Mix all ingredients except ketchup. Spread mixture in ungreased loaf pan, 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 or 9x5x3 inches, or shape into 9x5-inch loaf in ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Spread ketchup over top.
3. Insert meat thermometer so tip is in center of loaf. Bake uncovered 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until thermometer reads 160°F.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

I found this on the side of a can of Hormel Chicken. It was super easy, consisted of stuff I already had in my house and was YUMMY!!!

4 - 6 inch flour or wheat tortilla
3 - cups water
2 - chicken bullion cubes
1 - package of taco seasoning
1 - 16 oz jar of medium salsa
2 - 10 oz cans of chicken
1 - 15 oz can of black beans
1 - 11 oz can of corn with green and red peppers

Place tortilla strips onto baking pan. Lightly spray strips with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 400°F until crisp, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in large saucepan, combine water, bouillon, taco seasoning mix and salsa. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add chicken, black beans and corn. Heat until warmed through, about 10 minutes. Ladle into warm bowls and top with tortilla crisps and sour cream.