Hamburger, Potato, and Kidney Bean Casserole
I chose this recipe based on its ingredients. Overall it was delicious and very satisfying. A few comments:
Taste: I could tell from the recipe that if I made it as printed, it might be a bit bland. So I added garlic to the beef/onion mixture, and I also added chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder.
Prep time: It took me a LOT longer than 15 minutes to prepare. I don't cook every day, but I've been cooking since I was a kid, and I am pretty comfortable with a potato peeler and chopping knife. Unless you are quite a chef, count on maybe twice as long for prep.
Covering: I wish I had left it covered for more than the first hour... the top did get rather dried out. But maybe my oven is too hot.
Tomato soup: This added a really good taste! But it didn't go very far. Next time I might use twice as much.
This is a really wholesome recipe, and it gives you a lot of opportunity to modify it the way you like. In addition to the spices, I melted cheese on top at the end of the cooking, and I served it topped with some sour cream. Yum!
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Sep. 25, 2006