Friday, April 30, 2010

A Zucchini Experiment

Lately it has been entirely too difficult to keep on top of this blog! With a camera full of baby pictures instead of food, and an adorable mini me, who wants to be carried around all day, unfortunately I'm not blogging as much as I probably could be at this point. :)

Apologies to all of you but I figure she's only young once! :)

So, tonight I give you a creation of leftovers thrown together in a possibly grosse looking but very yummy way! Enjoy! Let me know what you think!

Zucchini and Ground Beef Casserole

Ingredients:

1 lb Ground Beef
1 Can GF Tomato Sauce
4 Cups Diced Zucchini
1/2 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
1/2 Cup GF Corn Flakes (Nature's Path - Honey'd)
1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1/2 Tsp Dried Basil
1 egg, beaten
Salt & Pepper to Taste

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly oil Casserole dish.
2) In a frying pan cook the ground beef until heated through.
3) In a large bowl combine zucchini, bell pepper, corn flakes, cheese, oil, basil, egg, tomato sauce and ground beef. Season with salt and pepper.
4) Spread evenly into prepared baking dish.
5) Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Meatloaf

So the other night my husband is on his way home and he calls and says "what are we having for dinner?" Honestly I didn't know so I poked my head into the fridge, like so many of us do, and saw some gluten free bread and a pound of ground beef and decided on meatloaf.

I didn't have a recipe for this though so it ended up being a whatever we have kind of thing so bear with me on the directions! I felt it was a bit too moist in the end so I'm suggesting a cooking time of 1 hour instead of the 45 minutes we cooked it for. Otherwise it turned out really well and very yummy! Good Luck and Enjoy!

Meatloaf

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Alterna Gluten Free Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Natur-a Original Rice milk
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup Green Peppers, Chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup GF Spaghetti Sauce (We used Prego - Read your label!)
  • 1/4 cup Mozzarella Cheese

Directions:
1) Mix bread crumbs with milk.
2) Beat egg and add to bread mixture.
3) Mix in chopped onion and green peppers.
4) Add Spaghetti Sauce and meat gradually to blend all together.
5) Season with salt and pepper.
6) Place in a 1.5 quart casserole dish. Bake at 350F for 1 hour or until cooked through.
7) Top with Mozzarella cheese and return to the oven for another 2 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted!
8) Enjoy!

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