Category Archives: burger

Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Another Pinterest recipe that turned out great…

I browned 2lbs of burger, drained, and then added 4 green peppers cut into big chunks, garlic, onion powder, s&p, etc., and heated that until the peppers were getting soft.

I then mixed that up with 4 cups cooked brown rice, 48oz pasta sauce (we prefer Classico), and 2 cups mozzarella.

I packed all that into a 4qt casserole and spread another 2 cups of mozzarella on top.

Baked 1 hour at 350 and served with garlic bread.

Taco Tater Tot Casserole

Another Pinterest recipe…

It was a huge hit.

Firstly, I cooked and drained 2lbs of burger.

Then, I added…

a large chopped up onion
Granulated garlic
16oz frozen corn
8oz hot green chiles
2 packets of taco seasoning

And heated it all up together.

In a large bowl, I added the mixture to 2lbs frozen tater tots and about 1.5lbs shredded Mexican cheese and mixed it all up.

I poured about half a can of enchilada sauce in a 4qt casserole and spread it around.

Then I added the whole mixture and leveled it.
Then, pour another can and a half of enchilada sauce over it.

Baked 45mins at 375.

Finally, I poured another half pound of cheese on top and baked it another 10 mins until the cheese was all melted.

Served with tortilla chips.

Christopher cottage pie v3

I think this came out much better than the way I’ve always made it before. Haven’t made it in a long time so I experimented.

I browned 2lbs of burger with onion powder, granulated garlic, s&p, etc., then drained it.

I added an amount of frozen mixed vegetables about equal to the amount of meat, heated that on medium for a while and then put it in a big casserole. Showing here…


Then I added a thick layer of mashed potatoes and baked it for a half hour or so on 375. Uh, or was it 400?

Anyway, I served it with shells&cheese and yeasty rolls and it was nummy good :)

Oct 3, 2012 – burger red chile Mexican lasagna?

Not sure what else to call it.

In my crock pot, I piled…

2lbs browned burger
1 medium chopped up onion
1 large container of Bueno red chile puree
A bag of frozen corn
2 cans seasoned black beans
2 cans diced tomatoes (drained)
1 packet taco seasoning
Granulated garlic
Probably should have added cumin.

And let that cook for 2 or 3 hours.

I laid wheat tortillas (I wish I’d used corn) in the bottom of a casserole.
Then a layer of the filling.
Then a layer of Mexican blend cheese.
Then another layer of tortillas.
And then again, for total of three layers of tortillas and two layers of filling.
I then sprinkled cheese on top.

Baked for about 20 minutes at 350

Served with tortilla chips on the side.

Taco meatloaf – sept 28, 2012

It was pretty darn good.

2lbs burger
2 packets taco seasoning
What was probably 2 cups of crushed up nacho cheese Doritos
A small container of Bueno Autumn Roast green chiles
2 eggs

Baked it, uncovered, for an hour at 375
Then added a huge pile of Mexican cheese blend
And put it back in the oven for another 10 minutes

Served with Rice a Roni Spanish rice

Some tortilla cups on the side prob would have been good

Sunday, Sept 23 – Chile burger crock pot stew


Browned 2 pounds burger, added a lot of granulated garlic, cumin, salt, pepper

Large container of Bueno mild green chile and a small container of Bueno Autumn Roast chile and put the pot on high.

Added the burger.

Sliced up and added two small onions, three small potatoes.


Served it with pan-fried quesadillas on wheat tortillas.  (no oil, butter, etc. – just a non-stick pan.)  Just Walmart mexi-cheese.  I think of them as Mexican grilled cheese sandwiches.


It was not good…
Should have used one onion, for starters.  Way too oniony.
Second, I should have cut the onions smaller.  They are like noodles.
And I need a bleeping colander!  It was way too greasy – and I mean WAY.
For some reason, it’s still not exactly an overpowering chile taste.  Maybe because the onions overpower it.

The quesadillas were awesome, of course.  But not much can go wrong with those.

Gonna put it in the fridge overnight.  In the morning, I’ll skim the grease and return it to the crock pot.