Chili Relleno Casserole, tangy one pot meal


The casserole (read here other news) is an ideal meal because it requires only “one pot” cooking. The Chili Relleno Casserole brings with it a blend of flavours and tang which help to make it interesting for a quick family meal.

You will need 2 cans of whole green chilis, drained, 1 pound of shredded Cheddar cheese,4 eggs , 2 tablespoonsall-purpose flour, 1/2 cans of evaporated milk , 1 poundshredded Monterey Jack cheese, and 2 cans green enchilada sauce.

First preheat and oven to 400 degrees F and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Next, split open the chilis and spread half the amount into the bottom of the baking dish. Add the shredded Cheddar cheese and top with the remaining chilis.

Next whish the eggs evaporated milk, and flour and pour the mixture over the prepared chilis and cheese.

Once finished, put the baking dish in an oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until set. Remove the casserole from the oven and add Monterey Jack cheese. Pour the green chili salsa on top and place in the oven for a further 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.


Macaroni and Cheese pie

The macaroni and cheese is one of the simplest meals available and with the right spices can be extra tasty. To make you need cooking spray, 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni, 1/2 cup butter, 2 cans evaporated milk, 1 tablespoon black pepper, 3 eggs, salt, 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, and paprika.

To prepare, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and spray a small casserole dish with cooking spray. In a saucepan add water and salt and bring to a boil before adding macaroni. Add oil to prevent macaroni pieces sticking together. Once cooked, remove macaroni and drain.

Melt butter in a pot over a low flame and add evaporated milk and pepper until warm. Beat eggs in a bowl and add evaporated milk mixture whisking until smooth.

Continue to warm over the low flame until thick and add macaroni and stir. Put macaroni mixture in a dish. Add shredded cheese and top with more macaroni. Do this until macaroni is finished, then top with cheese. Bake for about 20 minutes in a casserole.

To add extra flavour to a macaroni and cheese you may also add finely chopped onions and chopped bell peppers. In some recipes the onions and peppers may be blended with the milk and egg mixture for added taste.


Shepherd’s Pie, hearty filling food

Whether you call it a Shepherd’s Pie or a Cottage Pie, if a down-home hearty meal is what you’re searching for then this dish is the tasty, filling, traditional choice.

Shepherd’s Pie is an English or Irish dish traditionally made with mashed potatoes, mutton or lamb but is now most often made with minced beef. It can be topped with cheddar cheese for an extra zingy flavour.

The ingredients include two pounds of potatoes, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, garlic, salt, grounded pepper, dried thyme, ¼ all-purpose flour, 2 pounds ground beef, 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese, 1 cup of whole milk, 1 large onion chopped, tomato paste, ½ cup peas, and 6 carrots diced.

To prepare first preheat the oven to 450. Boil potatoes until tender; Drain and crush with milk. In a separate saucepan, heat vegetable oil, add ground beef, flour, onion, carrots, thyme, garlic, peas, and tomato paste. Cook beef until browned.

In a casserole, pour beef and carrot filling. Add the potato topping using a spatula to spread over beef. Add grated cheese and bake in an oven for 20 minutes or until topping is browned. Let sit five minutes before serving.