Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Winter Carnival Casserole

1 lb. ground beef
1 1-lb. 12 oz. can tomatoes
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 bay leaf
2 tbsp. cornstarch
3 cups cooked macaroni or rice (I've never used rice)
l cup cheddar cheese-grated
Brown ground beef in skillet. Drain grease. Drain tomatoes; save 1/4 cup of liquid from tomoatoes. Add tomatoes, molasses, salt, chili powder, pepper and bay leaf to meat mixture. Bring to boil; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Blend cornstarch with tomato liquid; stir into meat mixture. Bring to boil, stirring. Add macaroni; pour into 2 quart casserole. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake in 350 degree oven about 30 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.

This recipe is unbelievably delish! It is from Natalie R. She brought be this casserole when Beau was born and I am telling you, my life has not been the same since. Yummy!


  1. I am loving this. Molasses? Who would have thought. I am so glad that Natalie gave us this coveted recipe.

  2. Wow...I am anxious to give this a try. I cannot imagine what it will taste like with molasses. I don't think I've ever seen a recipe, outside of cookies and baked goods that calls for molasses. Can't wait.