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Boring, Delicious, Heavy Recipes

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/02/07

In the summer, people are interested in light meals. In the winter, they want heavy meals.

I already gave my spicy beef stew recipe, which is heavy and delicious and not quite boring. Over on Common Sense Political Thought, I gave my mac & cheese recipe, which is definitely boring but still heavy and delicious.

Here are two more boring, delicious, heavy recipes (note the lack of specificity in most ingredient quantities):

Potato-Meat Pie

(This is far better than slop on a shingle because you don’t have soggy bread AND you get potatoes.)

ground beef
mashed potatoes
cheese (optional)

brown the beef and drain it
add water to the Bisquick to make a thick dough
line the bottom and sides of a baking dish with the Bisquick dough
fill the baking dish 1/2 to 2/3 full of the ground beef
cover the top with mashed potatoes, heaping it above the top of the dish (extra stiff mashed spuds is called for here)
If you desire, you can cover the top with american processed cheese-like substance or colby or mild cheddar, or you can dust it with finely grated parmano, or you can bypass the cheese altogether.
bake at 350 for an hour or so (use the clean toothpick test to determine if it’s done)

This can be cut into cubes if prepared properly and it’s definitely very heavy.

No name for this one

2 lbs round steak
3 cans cream of mushroom soup
mashed potatoes

cut the round steak in bite-sized chunks and brown it
put the 3 cans of cream of mushroom soup in a baking dish
add a little over half a can of milk for each of the cans of soup
blend together
add the browned round steak (and don’t drain the fatty stuff. That will provide a deep brown and delicious thin crust-like substance when finished)
bake at 350 for about an hour
serve on top of your mashed potatoes (and prepare your spuds the way you like them)

This is very soupy but it is still very heavy and obviously boring (but delicious).

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