The Superbowl is just around the corner and our family is excited. We used to have large Superbowl parties when we were first married but then our friends and I had too many kids and the house just became smaller and smaller feeling each year as kids crawled over us as we tried to watch.
This year it’s a toss up as to who we want to win. I think we’re all leaning towards the 49ers, but my son and daughter love Michael Oher from the Blind Side so the Ravens are on their list too.
When I first got married, you all know by now that I couldn’t cook. It was pretty scary and our takeout and grocery bill was pretty insane. First because I tried to cook and then we just opted for takeout after a horrible attempt was made to try to recreate a meal I saw in a cookbook. Our grocery bill back then rivaled the one that we have now with three kids and two dogs to pay for.
One of the first recipes that I was introduced to was called “Five Can Casserole.” My mother in law made it all the time while my husband was growing up and it became one of his favorites.
The meat mixture has become one of our favorites, and we’ve turned it into an incredibly easy queso dip.
If you do an internet search though, “Five Can Casserole” recipes actually come up with tuna and chicken ingredients. The one that we enjoy has beef, creamed soups, enchilada sauce and salsa. It’s then made into a casserole with the use of corn tortillas.
While this might not be considered the healthiest of recipes to some with the use of canned food, we also understand that it’s hard to cook organic from scratch every night. This meal is a healthier game time alternative and a meal that we make on occasion when time is short. Often I have already made up the beef and have it frozen so I can quickly thaw it and add the ingredients.
You won’t be disappointed. It’s a hearty meal that is delicious for you. Grab your chips and queso and sit down, it’s Superbowl time!