Saturday, April 23, 2005

Texas Casserole from Mom/Sis/Aunt Maggie (March 27, 2001)


I wanted you to know that I tried Laurie's Butterscotch brownies and Katie's Chocolate Lush on some Garden Club members who came to lunch today. We nibbled (or gobbled) the brownies with tea while we had our meeting, then had a chicken salad for lunch. We finished it all off with the Chocolate Lush.

We're stuffed but feeling goooood!

The recipes were both very easy and I had everything on hand to make them. I shared the recipes at the meeting. The Garden Club members were very enthusiastic. One is making the Lush tonight for her husband, and is planning on making the brownies for the April Garden Club meeting.

Thanks very much for your great recipes.

Here's a recipe I used to make all the time, but have lost. I think I've remembered it correctly.

Texas Casserole

This recipe was from the Seattle Times about 25 years ago or so. I used to make it quite a bit, but have lost the recipe. It was a favorite of ours. This is my recreation from memory.

4 slices bacon, chopped
1 onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can pork'n' beans (about 30 oz.)
1 or 2 cans (15 oz) chili
1/2 lb chunk bologna, diced, or 1/2 lb hot dogs, sliced
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Sauté bacon in ovenproof frypan until almost crisp. Add green pepper, garlic, onion and hot dogs or bologna and sauté until onions are tender. Spoon out some of the grease in the pan, if there's very much. Add pork'n'beans and chili. Mix. Top with cheese and put in a 350? oven for about 20 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.

You can vary the amount of the ingredients according to what pleases you. There may have been a dash of hot sauce in there, too.

Bye for now.

Aunt Maggie/Mommie/Sis


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