Sunday, June 21, 2015

Slo cookin - Happy Trails Casserole

Here is an old time favorite for Father's day. An all out Old Western, Cowboy riding, trail blazin meal, that doesn't require Him to get to the table until He is hungry!

This makes a lot of food, so have a bunch for brunch! Gather all your favorite daddies around. Everything is in there. All you need is maybe a green salad or some hot biscuits! Stock up on the COLD beer, Help him get his boots off and have your own rodeo.

  • 1 (32-oz.) bag tater tots (not thawed)
  • 1 lb, ground beef
  • Uncooked bratwurst
  • 16 oz can whole corn drained
  • 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
  • bottle shrimp cocktail sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (8-oz.) pkg. sharp cheddar cheese (divided, half in sour cream mixture and half on top at the end)
  • tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
Wipe out and spray the slow cooker. Set to low.
Slice open the bratwurst and throw away the casing.

Do your cutting: The celery, the onion, the green pepper.

Add the tater tots to bottom of cooker in a single layer. Set aside.

In a large skillet, set over medium high heat, Start to cook the loose bratwurst, give it a good 4 minute head start before adding the hamburger. Cook these together for about 8 minutes.

Drain the fat off and return to skillet. Add the cut up celery, onion and green pepper.

Let that cook for about 4 minutes then add half of the cocktail sauce.

While the meat mixture is cooking, open and drain the cans of corn, beans, and diced tomatoes.
Let the sauce cook into the meats for another 4 minutes and remove from stove.

Pour the drained corn, beans, and tomatoes into the cooker. Add the Meat vegetables mixture.

In a medium sized bowl mix the cottage cheese, salt, pepper, onion powder, and half of the grated cheese: this is about a heaping cup of shredded cheese, (save the other half to top the casserole at the end.)

Pour the last of the Cocktail sauce over the mix then spread the cheese sauce to top.

Cover and cook on LOW for 5 hours, without opening the lid during the cooking time.

After the cooking time is up add the remaining cheese evenly over the casserole.
Cover and let the cheese melt, this will only take about 5-10 minutes.

Serving my Master with all of my heart!
To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

Please buy slave's cookbook:

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

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