Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tasty Tuesday

 Today's Tasty Tuesday is a long time favorite of my family. My grandmother, mother, and now me have made this a staple weekly meal. It's quick, easy, and you can "healthify" (to make healthier... it's a word I promise) it as much or as little as you like.

It's called Minzette (min zet ee) there are a few variations.. but this is how we do it 

1 lb ground sirloin (healthify it with ground turkey, lean ground beef or for vegitarian go with your favorite ground beef subsititue)
1 medium onion, diced ( I buy the already diced ... worth the extra $$ to save time at dinner hour)
1 8 oz can stewed tomotoes (we like chunky ... if you don't you can sub out and double tomato sauce below)
1 8oz can tomato sauce (or more, if desired)
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 lb Elbow Noodles ( again healthify with whole wheat if your feeling up for it)
12-16 oz Velveeta (velveeta is the kid friendly choice, you can also use Parmesan, mozzarella or a combo of Italian cheeses)
2 qt baking dish (8"x11.5"x2")


Cook noodles in salt water until done. Preheat oven to 325.

Brown ground sirloin and onion in a large skillet. Add stewed tomotoes and sauce  Add garlic salt, salt and pepper, to taste. if you time it right your meat will be done around the same time as noodles.... making your time so far ..... 12-15 minutes

I mix the noodles and meat together and then layer with cheese,  making your final layer cheese.   Bake at 325 for 30 minutes (or until cheese is melted and a wee bit "crusty").

Serves: 4-6

I serve with a mixed salad or fresh green beans ... that's it... all said dinner is ready and on the table

Adios Mis Amigos,

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