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Crockpot Ravioli Casserole

Crockpot Ravioli Casserole

Tonight, I made a delicious meal that my daughter wouldn’t eat, until we were clearing off the table.  See, my daughter is either a picky eater, or in a rut and I haven’t offered enough variety in the past to where she won’t try anything new.  So as I was clearing off the table and getting ready to throw her uneaten dinner out, she decided she wanted a bite because she wanted to go to Starbucks.  She ended up eating her whole helping and kept saying “Delicious!  I love bowtie pasta now!”  This girl is something else.

Anyway, on to the recipe…I know you are dying to run in the kitchen and make this now!!

Crockpot Ravioli Casserole

1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef

1 onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce

1 can stewed tomatoes

1 tsp. oregano

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

salt/pepper

10 oz. frozen spinach, thawed

16 oz. bowtie pasta, cooked

1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded

1 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded

*Brown ground beef with onion and garlic. Put in crock-pot and add sauce, tomatoes and seasonings. Cook for 6-7 hours on low. Add the last 4 ingredients during the last 30 minutes of cooking and turn crock-pot to high. I added the spinach, pasta, parmesan and 1 cup of the mozzarella and I mixed it all up really well. Then I added the last 1/2 cup of mozzarella to melt on the top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you get a chance to make this because it is delicious!!  Let me know how you like it!!

Happy Cooking,

Lori

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2012 in Beef, Crockpot Meals, Pasta

 

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Goulash

I made a delicious dish tonight that was so yummy!  I have had goulash in the past, but never tried making it.  This one was pretty good, but I will warn you, you better invite some guests over for dinner or perhaps cutting the recipe in half.  It makes enough to feed an army.  I have a huge container left for us plus another container of the same size to take to my grandparents. 

Goulash

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 (29-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 2 cups dried elbow macaroni
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Heat a large dutch oven and saute the ground beef and ground turkey over medium-high heat. Remove any grease.

Add the onions and cook for five minutes or until onions become tender.

Add water, tomato sauce, tomatoes, garlic, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, soy sauce, and seasoned salt and stir to combine. Cove and cook for 20-25 minutes.

Add the macaroni, stir to combine, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes.

Remove from the heat, discard the bay leaves, and allow the mixture to sit for 30 minutes before serving.

Serve warm.

 

I hope you and your family enjoys this as much as mine did.  Let me know if you try it! 

Happy cooking,

Lori

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2012 in Beef

 

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