Friday, June 5, 2009

Me Ma's Corn Chip Casserole

I would like to give a big thank you to everyone for their thoughts, prays, and words of encouragement. You will never know just how much it has meant to me. All of your prayers have paid off. One of the custodians working in our school district fell and broke her elbow and had to have surgery a few days ago. I feel terrible this happened to her because Caroline's a great person, but it opened up a summer position for painting in the high school and elementary school. My Aunt Patti's a secretary to the superintendent and told me about the job. I turned in an application this morning and just found out I got the job! It isn't a glamorous job, and I'm sad I will be having to leave my kids, but it's money. Sometimes we have to do what we have to do. I start Monday morning. My hours are 6 - 4 Monday through Thursday. I will keep you posted.
My blogging buddy Tina at Mommy's Kitchen posted a recipe for Peanut Butter Frosted Cupcakes. I have everything for them and will be making them this week. She found the recipe
in a cookbook she highly recommends Mema's Manna Cookbook. While I don't own this cookbook I checked out the their website and it offers a sample recipe for Me Ma's Corn Chip Casserole. Man it's a good one! We really enjoyed it. At only 94 cents per serving, this recipe's a steal! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did :)
ME MA'S CORN CHIP CASSEROLE
1 lb. ground beef
¾ cup chopped onion
2 tsp. salt (I would recommend cutting this because the corn chips are salty enough)
½ tsp. pepper
1 Tbsp. Williams chili powder
1 pkg. corn chips (I only used 1/2 bag)
½ lb. cheddar cheese grated
1 (1 lb.) can brown beans (I used pinto beans)
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
Brown beef in skillet; add onion, salt and pepper and chili powder. Arrange layers of corn chips, beef mixture, cheese, beans and tomato sauce in greased casserole. Repeat until all ingredients are used, ending with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. 6 servings.

19 comments:

Denise said...

I am printing this out. I think everyone will love it. Cant beat corn chips for dinner.lol

Jenna said...

This sounds really good! I grew up eating a Fritos-bean dish...but the meat and stuff really looks to make it even better than what I had...I think I'll have to try!

Katy ~ said...

Heidi, I am so thrilled to hear about your job!

Corn chip casserole sounds good and fun. Can't beat the price per person either, and you're still getting good nutrition. Great find. Thanks for the share.

Willoughby said...

I'm so glad to hear that you got a job! I'm sure that helps ease your mind.

I was going to email you some recipes, but then I thought it would be great to do a whole blog of low cost meal ideas and shopping tips so I could share with everyone. I think I'll be posting it tomorrow.

Michelle said...

I just received the cookbook in the mail. Everything looks delicious.

Lynda said...

This looks really good, Heidi! We need these economical meals more and more!

Glad you found a job so quickly- things are looking up!

teresa said...

I'm so glad everything worked out! This looks wonderful!

the ungourmet said...

Glad to hear you get to work some!

This recipe looks great! It reminds me of one of the Hillbilly Housewife recipes that I make sometimes.

Kristen said...

Great news on the job front! Great looking casserole too :o)

Donna-FFW said...

I am hoping the job works out well for you. Youre in my thoughts:)

The corn chip casserole soundswoderful. Ill have to look for this cookbook.

Melody said...

Sounds very yummy! Good luck with the new job. Now don't you get hurt!

~Carole said...

Who doesn't love corn chips? Especially for dinner!

Congrats on your job.

Kara said...

So glad to hear that you found a job so quickly!

I make a similar dish and it is a favorite at our house too. Gotta love corn chips!

Rachel said...

I'm overjoyed to hear that you found a job!!! I'm sure it will be rough being away from your kids, but hopefully it will only have to be temporary! Best of luck!!!

Your casserole looks great--I don't know why I don't make more casseroles?!? How can you go wrong with these ingredients?!?

Robin said...

Stopping by from SITS....
Your casserole sounds yummy.

Have a beautiful day.

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Heidi I am so happy for you. See I told you things have a way of working themselves out. I am glad you tried the sample recipes. Now you got a taste of meama's cooking.

Lara said...

I'm happy to hear about your job. It sounds like it will be perfect for your family. Almost everything you cook looks like something my family would love and this recipe is no exception!

Kevin said...

This casserole sounds tasty!

Anonymous said...

I randomly found this while browsing the internet for good recipes and made it for dinner one night. My husband enjoyed it so much he asks for it regularly and raves about it every time! Thank you for the wonderful recipe!