"That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Another Frugal Meal "Attempt"

Okay, I say "attempt" because it wasn't quite right, but it was good enough to share with you!  I was playing around with a recipe, and still need to play with it a little more to get it just right. But here is what I made:

Mexican Casserole:

I browned 1/2 lb of ground beef with 1 chopped onion, because that's what I had on hand, but next time I will probably do 1-1/2 lbs of ground beef.  It just needed more meat.  I then drained the meat and put it back in the skillet.  Next I added beans; I used 1 can of drained kidney beans and 2 cups of pinto beans that I had already cooked previously.  You could use any type of beans you like. Then I stirred in 1/4 cup taco seasoning and tossed in some frozen corn (I just eyeballed this...use however much you like.  I'm sure canned corn would work also).  I heated it through, then transferred the mixture to a greased 9 x 13" pan and sprinkled cheddar cheese on top.  Next I mixed up a batch of cornbread mix--the amount that would normally go into an 8 x 8" pan--but instead I spread it over the top of the meat/beans mixture.  I use a gluten free recipe, but any will work!

After that....I baked for about 30 minutes at 375 degrees.  To check for doneness, insert toothpick or knife in center to make sure cornbread topping has fully baked.

The bottom layer on this was just too thin, which is why I want to add more to it next time.

So there you go...a yummy frugal meal for you to try out!

Blessings to you and your family!


  1. Sounds wonderful..and just in time since we only found out this week our daughter has Celiac Disease.

    Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Connie I can help with that! Ask questions anytime, and do visit my gluten free blog also!