Saturday, January 22, 2011

Tater Tot Casserole/ Bacon Mushroom Cheeseburger Tot Casserole

So I was gonna make the standard tater tot casserole and then I decided to do a different take on a burger and tots so I cerated this. It turned out pretty tasty!

1/2 package mushrooms, quartered
1 pound ground beef
1/2 an onion, chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup beef broth
2 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoons butter
4 slices bacon, cut into pieces, cooked and drained
1/2 package frozen tater tots

Make It:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Heat a large pan over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned. Add onion and cook until tender. Meanwhile in a separate small saucepan heated over medium heat add butter. Once melted add mushrooms and cook until tender. Add flour and stir, cook for a minute, add beef broth and whisk to combine. Cook until thickened, turn off heat. Drain extra grease off meat and onion. Pour meat mixture into a 9x9 casserole dish. Pour mushroom mixture over top of meat, stir to combine. Evenly put tater tots on top of meat mixture, bake for 15 minutes, until tots are browned. Sprinkle cheese over top of tots and bake until melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle bacon on top of cheese. Enjoy!

Beef and Broccoli

1 pound top sirloin steaks, cut into strips
1 head broccoli, separated and blanched
1/2 yellow onion, cut into strips
1/2 red bell pepper, cut onto strips
1/2 cup beef broth
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon ground ginger
a little sriracha or crushed red pepper flakes for heat if you like
sticky rice(optional)

Make It:
In a bowl mix together soy sauce, beef broth, ground ginger, cornstarch, garlic powder and srircha or red pepper flakes, set aside. Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat, add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to pan. Put meat in pan and stir fry until browned all over, remove from pan. Add second tablespoon oil to pan, add vegetables and stir fry for a couple minutes, until they are tender. Add meat back to pan, stir to combine. Push meat and vegetables to the side and pour in sauce, allow to thicken and bubble, this will happen fast. Stir veggies and meat with sauce, until coated. Serve over rice. Enjoy!