Monday, May 19, 2014

Cowboy Up - Jeans Down Casserole

I admit that bare-chested cowboys in jeans drive me nuts! Recently slave got to purchase a charity calendar from Men of “Cowboy Sunsets”. One of the very sweet models and members named “Gator” inscribed his picture for me. Bestill my beating heart!

The IGRA (International Gay Rodeo Association) not only promotes, in a positive way, the LGBTQ country western lifestyle. It is a charitable organization that helps local communities and actively works for the humane treatment of all animals.
So Gator: this casserole is dedicated just to you and your wonderful organization!

1 lbs. Very lean ground beef, browned and well drained
16 oz can whole corn drained or fresh if you have it
15 oz can red kidney beans no salt added and drained
1 can diced tomatoes drained
2 stalks celery diced small
1 small onion chopped
1 small green pepper diced small
10¾oz. can reduced salt condensed tomato soup
2 Tbs reduced salt Worcestershire sauce or a low salt soy sauce will work.
½ cup reduced-fat grated Cheddar cheese
1 tube of biscuits
2 Tbs melted butter or margarine
¼ cup yellow corn meal

pre-heat oven to 350 and spray a baking dish big enough to hold the biscuits.

NOTE: if you have any of the browned ground beef left from any of the dishes made before – thaw that and use. That way you can skip the next step.
Brown the ground beef while you dice the green pepper and chop the onion. Add that as it cooks.

Everything gets drained:
The kidney beans, corn, tomatoes and esp. the ground beef! You should even pat it dry with paper towels.

In a large bowl mix the corn, kidney beans and the tomatoes.

In a medium bowl stir together the soup and the Worcestershire sauce.

Optional - tailor the taste:
Adjust with salt and pepper.
If your cowboy likes chilli – add ½ teaspoon of chilli powder.
Maybe a dash of hot sauce.
If he is more of a spaghetti western type of guy, try oregano.
If he is more into continental cuisine, use Herbes de Provence.
Or how about some sage?
IMPORTANT: use discretion..a little goes as long way. Stick to ½ teaspoon of whichever you pick. You can always add at the table but you can't take any away.

Then blend this into the meat-vegetable mixture. Spoon this into the sprayed baking dish. 

Sprinkle the grated cheese on top. Bake for about 30 minutes and remove for the next step.

Now, on a piece of wax paper on the counter, take out and separate each of the 10 biscuits. Put the yellow corn meal in a shallow dish and have the melted butter in a small dish next to it.
Dip each raw biscuit into the melted butter, then into the corn meal and place on top of the cheese mixture in baking dish. Continue until the dish is covered with the biscuits.

Return to the oven for about 20 minutes or until nicely browned. Remove and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving to your favorite hungry cowboys!

Warning: latter you guys just might wind up in your own private rodeo!
Mercy! ...or should slave say: “Whoop-tee-do!” ;-)


Everyday, slave feels so damned lucky to be owned and to be allowed to serve my Master Indy!


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White via @amazon

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