It’s like eating a steak and potato dinner in a delicious casserole. My mom made this for our large family and it was always a treat. Not to mention, it is an inexpensive dinner that can feed a crowd.
For some reason, I’ve been craving this delicious casserole that reminds me of winter time as a child (well winter time in California, which is more like fall for other parts of the country). For some reason, I don’t make a lot of casseroles and this isn’t something that I’ve made in a very long time. So, I went to our family recipe book and looked up this recipe since I wasn’t certain of the ingredients.
I was surprised to see that the recipe had carrots in it. I surely don’t remember carrots. When I asked two of my siblings, one said ‘no carrots’, and the other said ‘yes carrots, wait, no carrots, wait yes carrots’. My dad remembered carrots but then wasn’t 100% certain.
So, I asked again on Facebook to my other family members, this was the response:
“Yes, there were carrots – I would know.” – Big brother Bruce
“Yes there were carrots, cut small so as to be less noticeable.” – Big sister Suz
“OH NOOO, they were noticeable…” – Big brother Bruce
This made me smile. My brother Bruce is a bit of a finicky eater, to say the least. He would remember if there was anything in it that was of color. So, I guess carrots it is!
But, in the recipe I listed below, I put it as optional. Mostly because I didn’t have carrots when I made this so no carrots in the pictured recipe. It worked great, but wasn’t a complete meal since no veggies.
My husband thinks adding frozen peas and carrots would be great in it. I’m thinking maybe some green beans. But, hey, I think this is a very versatile recipe and can be adapted to whatever vegetable you want.
So, here’s this easy, cheap and delicious recipe. Enjoy!