2 great recipes...

Normally I don't do posts about recipes but I have 2 great ones I wanted to share. I even took pictures! These are not diet or fat-free recipes, gluten-free recipes, sugar-free recipes, nut-free recipes, or anything of the like. :) The first recipe is my own creation based off of several different recipes I have put together for a Tuna Noodle Casserole. The second one is a random recipe that I came up with one night when I didn't know what to make. Its for what I called Christian Burrito Pies (haha, you'll see why the "Christian" part was thrown in there later). Please feel free to use these recipes and tweak them if you wish, but don't copy them and call them your own! Enjoy!! (The devo. series for A Special Gift will resume tomorrow, I promise!)

Sara's Tuna Noodle Casserole

Here's a picture (click to enlarge) of all of the ingredients, not including the dash of salt for the noodles! (I have to use Soy milk b/c I am lactose-intolerent, and it tastes just as delish with regular milk if you can drink it!).

You will need:

1 8 oz. package of egg noodles
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
3 cans of tuna (in water)
1 can (4 oz.) mushroom peices
2 1/2 TSP. of prepared horseradish
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup of plain dry bread crumbs
2 TBSP. butter or margerine, melted
1/2 TSP. dill weed
1/8 TSP pepper
dash of salt in noodles cooking 
(optional: onions, peas)

To Make:

* Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease casserole dish (2-quart size works well).

1. Cook noodles according to package directions and set aside in casserole dish.

2. In the same pot in which the noodles were cooked, combine the mushroom soup, mayo, milk, horseradish, dill weed, and pepper. Then stir in the mushrooms and tuna (onions or peas also, if you please!).

3. Add this mixture to the noodles in the casserole dish.

4. In a small bowl, combine the dry bread crumbs and the melted butter. Sprinkle over the top of the casserole, and place in the oven.

5. Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly. Take it out, let it cool, and dig in. This recipe serves 6-7 people!

I love this tuna noodle recipe because the flavors are very unique. It has a tiny bit of tangy-ness from the horseradish that goes SO well with the tuna! I think you'll love it. DH ate 3 helpings, lol.


Next recipe:

Sara's Christian Burrito Pies

Here is a picture of everything I used! (I just grabbed this stuff out of the pantry/fridge/freezer and threw it together, not knowing if it would taste good at all. You can use other types of pastry dough, either pre-made or you can make it yourself.)

You Will Need:

1 pound of lean ground beef or lean ground turkey
Lots of pastry dough (depending on how many burrito pies you want to make)
1 can refried black beans
1 pkg. of burrito seasoning (taco seasoning would work okay)
1 pkg. shredded Mexican cheese

To Make:

* Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with Pam or another non-stick spray.

1. Spread out pastry dough into large squares. You can make several small squares, or 2-3 large ones to cut in half for kids!

2. Next, brown hamburger or turkey meat in pan and drain.

3. Add the burrito seasoning according to the package directions, and also the can of refried black beans (I used only 1/2 of the can because it was so large).

4. Spread a layer of shredded cheese on the pastry dough squares.

5. Next, spoon a generous helping of the meat, bean, and sauce mixture onto the middle of the pastry squares.

6. Top the meat, bean, and sauce with another layer of cheese (yuuummm)!

7. Finally, fold up the corners of the pastry dough, then pinch up the sides also. It should form the shape of a cross! :) (Now you know why they're called "Christian Burrito Pies").

8. Lastly, pop in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, or until the dough is brown and flaky.

These are absolutely delicious. They are even better if topped with salsa (I recommend black bean and corn salsa), lettuce, and sour cream (I don't eat sour cream, DH loves it). But I think they were way too big. DH ate all of his in about 5 minutes, haha. I couldn't eat all of mine, but I saved it for lunch the next day.

Have fun making these recipes and let me know how you and your family like them! :)


PeeJumpty said...

Cool recipes. They do sound yummy. I've never seen tuna casserole with horseradish or dill weed in it, so I am intrigued. (We just tried a kind of tuna salad sandwich today with dill weed in it and loved it.) Oh, and how neat that you formed a cross with those pies. :-)

Kathryn said...

This look AH-MAZING! I am going to have to do try it! :)