May 16, 2012

Meals That Make Cents

 I love recipes.  Better yet, I love random, free, unexpected places recipes.  They make shopping trips so much more fun.  I stumbled upon this display last week during my regular shopping trip and decided to take a look.  The recipe cards are printed on card stock (which is sturdy) and have bright pictures which caught my eye. 

They had many good recipes that were all low cost, which is why the display was entitled "Meals that Make Cents".  They weren't all however low in fat or calories, so I chose carefully.


The winner?  Beef and Broccoli Supreme


It turned out pretty tasty, with even more room for variation next time.

  • easy
  • casserole, one dish to clean up
  • low cost
  • great for leftovers or to serve a big crowd
  • the recipe card states the nutritional values and suggested sides
  • can add many other veggies and flavors

  • Prep time is longer than the ten minutes stated on the recipe unless you already have rice cooked, or use instant which I didn't have on hand.
  • Although it was tasty, it still needed a little bit of umph.  I may add a bit more garlic or the recommended ginger (I didn't use it this time since I'm not a huge ginger fan), or even a little bit of leftover wine to add to the cream of chicken.


Beef and Broccoli Supreme
Print this recipe!

4 C chopped broccoli (frozen or fresh)
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 medium onion chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 T peeled, grated ginger root
3 C cooked white rice
1 (10.75 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
1 C milk
1 C shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly coat a rectangular baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.  In a large saucepan cook broccoli in a small amount of boiling salted water for about 6-8 minutes or until crisp tender.  Drain and set aside.

In a large skillet cook and stir ground beef and onion until beef is browned; stir in garlic and ginger.  Drain fat if needed.

In a large bowl stir together beef mixture, rice, soup, milk, cheese and salt and pepper to taste.  Add broccoli; lightly toss to combine.  Spoon into baking dish.

Bake 30-35 minutes or until bubbly around the edges.  Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

beef broc supreme

Want to know the coolest part?

The recipe cards are designed/printed in....Apopka.  So neat!

Bon Apetit!

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