Intro: Philly CheeseSteak Casserole
My kitchen looks like a tornado went through it this weekend, deep cleaning the cabinets and rotating the canned hurricane supplies, the counter and stove piled with dishes, pans and pots needing washing but we still needed to eat ! The microwave and convection toaster oven were clear so that's how I cooked
Step 1: Ingredients
Not only is this an easy meal to throw together its rather inexpensive
steakums, my grocery usually has these buy one get one free for around $5.us
packaged macNcheese, these pasta and sides were recently 5 for $5.us
onion, green pepper
extra cheese, velveeta in this case
milk and butter or margerine
Step 2: Steaks
I usually use a frying pan to cook the steakums but I use the same ingredients. It's not the best cheesesteak in the world but it suffices.
In a microwave safe bowl , break up 4 or 5 steakums, add in your green peppers, onions, a splash of steak sauce and worchestershire sauce, microwave on high for 1 minute and stir the microwave on high for 4 minutes or until all the pink is gone, strain off any water or grease
Step 3: Pasta
the pasta and sides comes with instructions for microwaving, I pretty much followed the directions but added another half cup of water towards the end of "cooking"
Step 4: Xtra Cheese
this step is optional, I just happen to like cheese, you can use whatever you have available, cheddar, american, jack, I'm using about an inch thick chunk of velveeta cut into chunks
Step 5: Combine It All
when the pasta is finished cooking in the microwave, add in the cooked meat and stir together well. The food is ready to eat at this point but I went an extra step and added in the extra cheese before pouring into a small casserole dish and baking in a 350f oven for 15 minutes
Step 6: Chow Time
With the ingredients used this will feed 2 hungry adults, a side salad would go nice as would a nice adult grape beverage.
doubling or even tripling the ingredients would still make this an inexpensive dinner for a family
use a conventional cooking source (stove top) but that adds a lot of extra heat to a room in the summer
use mozzarella cheese and add tomato sauce to make a pizza steak casserole
and if you're one of those who enjoy fungus on your food before it's aged 2 weeks in the frig by all means go ahead and add mushrooms