Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Getting Ready for the Game

Our church gets together to "watch" the Super Bowl. I say watch, but it tends to be more of glancing at the game. Just enough watching in order to know who's ahead. In fact, one young man the year before last got very upset because there was "too much noise" and people weren't watching the game. The guy went home around half time when he realized he was the only one who had to listen to every word the commentator had to say. The fun of a Super Bowl party is just getting together with friends and even good natured cheering for opposing teams.

Everyone brings food and all evening people go back and grab a bit more to eat. There is usually so much food that the table is covered in crock pots and desserts.

I usually take my tostados. It's a wonderful and easy dish that reheats well. The only problem is that it's so good none ever makes it home.


· 3 lbs ground beef, browned
· 3 large cans refried beans
· 3 envelopes taco seasoning mix
· 2 8oz. cans tomato sauce
· 1-1/2 cups water
· shredded cheese
· Scoops tortillas

Combine the ground beef, refried beans, taco seasoning, tomato sauce and water in a slow cooker.

Cover. Cook on low for several hours.

Use the scoops as spoons and top with the shredded cheese.

So if you're looking for a great football meal this is it!


simplegifts3 said...

That's what I need! An easy recipe! Thanks.

Richard D said...

I can vouch for this recipe. It is a keeper. Everyone loves it and it's actually quite fun to eat. It's a great party food (especially for Super Bowl parties).

simplegifts3 said...

My only question is, when do you top it with the cheese? When it is still in the crock pot? That way, the cheese isn't evenly distributed. Or do you layer it in a shallower baking dish, w/burger and beans on bottom and then top w/cheese?

Kim said...

I usually leave a bowl od the cheese beside the mixture. That allows everyone to put as much or as little cheese on as they wish.
I just leave the mixture in the crock pot and transfer it to the event. It makes it very easy.