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Mexican Casserole

I first found this recipe over at Blissfully Domestic, but I’ve adapted it just a little by adding black beans. My family loves it! It’s a quick and easy meal and is perfect for big family get togethers because it is filling and everyone can top it their own way!


2 pounds ground beef, browned
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 (10-ounce) can Ro-Tel tomatoes
1 envelope taco seasoning
2 (8-count) refrigerated crescent rolls
1 (8-ounce) box Mexican Velveeta, sliced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Combine browned ground beef with Ro-Tel tomatoes, black beans, taco seasoning, and cheese in skillet. Stir and cook just long enough to melt cheese.

For your crust, simply press 1 can of crescent rolls into bottom of a lightly greased 9×13 pan.

Layer beef mixture on top of crust and spread other can of crescent rolls on top.

Bake 15-20 minutes.

Suggestions: Serve with sour cream, lettuce, tomato, olives, rice and beans for a true Mexican meal!

Barbarcued Beefies

This is another recipe of Ruth Adams, who was my mother-in-law, and Tanya and Deanna’s grandma. She used to make this often to take to church pot-luck dinners.

1 & 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 & 1/2 C. milk
1 C. oats
2 T. grated onion
1 & 1/2 t. salt
1/3 t. pepper
1/2 t. chili powder

Mix and shape into small patties or balls. Put in baking pan. Pour Barbecue sauce (see recipe below) over and bake uncovered 1 hour at 350 degrees.


2 medium onions finely chopped
3/4 C. catsup
3/4 C. water
2 T. vinegar
2 T. Worchestershire sauce
1 t. chili powder
1 t. paprika

Mix all ingredients and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.

Oven Meatballs

This is an easy and quick recipe to throw together. I’m not sure where the recipe came from, but it’s one I have been making for years. I used to make a double recipe and put 1/2 in the freezer. Then they can be taken out and tossed in some spaghetti sauce for a quick meal.

2 lb ground beef
1 & 1/2 C. bread crumbs (3 slices)
1/2 C. milk
1/4 C. finely chopped onion
2 eggs
1 & 1/2 t. salt

Mix together, and make into one inch balls. Cook on 15 1/2 x 10 1/2x 1 in. baking pan at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Note: These can easily be cooked in the microwave also.

Baked Spaghetti

So technically it isn’t spaghetti, but that’s what I’ve always called it. This is a really simple recipe that can be adapted to your tastes easily. It is one I always fall back on when I’m looking for something a little different for dinner. It is also a great recipe to throw together and freeze for later if you like to plan ahead.

12 oz. bag of rotini pasta
1 lb ground beef (optional)
1 jar spaghetti sauce (or homemade sauce if you are adventurous)
2 cups Mozzarella or Parmesan cheese

Directions:  Brown ground beef and drain grease. Cook pasta as directed on package. Combine pasta, beef, and spaghetti sauce and mix together (for added flavor you can add chopped onion, peppers, or other vegetables). Put half of the mixture in a 2 quart casserole dish and spread with a spoon. Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese over the top. Add the rest of the mixture on top and cover with remaining cup of cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is well melted.