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Mexican Casserole

Mexican Casserole
Serves 16
A handwritten recipe in Mom's handwriting. I can remember her making this a few times, and I remember that we liked it.
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263 calories
12 g
51 g
17 g
16 g
7 g
149 g
550 g
2 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
149g
Servings
16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263
Calories from Fat 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
26%
Saturated Fat 7g
35%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 51mg
17%
Sodium 550mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates 12g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 2g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
5%
Calcium
14%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds hamburger
  2. 1 medium onion
  3. 4 ounce can chopped green chili peppers
  4. 4 ounce taco sauce
  5. 8 ounces tomato sauce
  6. 2 15 ounce cans cream of mushroom soup
  7. ½ cup milk
  8. 12 corn taco shells (frozen kind)
  9. 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Brown hamburger with chopped onion. Drain well.
  2. Add green chili peppers, taco sauce, tomato sauce.
  3. Mix together cream of mushroom soup and milk.
  4. Heat until warm, then add to meat mixture.
  5. Cut taco shells into 1 inch squares.
  6. Layer a buttered 11x14 pan with shells.
  7. Put layer of hamburger mix, then layer of cheddar cheese.
  8. Do this 2 times.
Notes
  1. Obviously you would bake it after that, but Mom left no further instructions. My best guess would be to bake for 30 minutes at 350°.
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calories
263
fat
17g
protein
16g
carbs
12g
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Pancakes

Pancakes
Nowadays it's easy to whip this together from a mix. But sometimes it's nice to go back and do it from scratch. It gives you more control and you can tweak it to how your family likes it.
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518 calories
85 g
103 g
12 g
17 g
4 g
265 g
2460 g
11 g
1 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
265g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 518
Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
19%
Saturated Fat 4g
20%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 103mg
34%
Sodium 2460mg
102%
Total Carbohydrates 85g
28%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 11g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A
7%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
50%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. ¾ cups sifted flour
  2. 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  3. 1 teaspoon sugar
  4. ½ egg beaten until light
  5. ¼ - ½ teaspoon salt
  6. ½ cup milk
  7. 1½ teaspoons melted shortening
Instructions
  1. Sift flour.
  2. Add baking powder, sugar and salt.
  3. Sift into a bowl.
  4. Beat until light
  5. Add milk and melted shortening.
  6. pour into sifted flour.
  7. Mix until flour is moistened.
  8. Heat skillet and grease lightly with fat.
  9. Pour batter into skillet.
  10. Bake until top is full of little air bubbles.
  11. Turn to opposite and brown.
  12. Serve at once.
Notes
  1. Mom wrote, "½ recipe" on the top of the card. The writing is faded and the card shows signs of age, so this may have been what she used back when the family was still smaller. Since she and dad eventually had 4 kids, this recipe wouldn't have made enough. My guess is that she doubled or tripled it as the need arose.
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calories
518
fat
12g
protein
17g
carbs
85g
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Barbecued Hamburgers

Barbequed Hamburgers
Serves 6
Maybe this was before the term "Sloppy Joes" came into style, but that's pretty much what this is. I remember having it often. An inexpensive and tasty meal.
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Cook Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
358 calories
37 g
57 g
15 g
18 g
6 g
154 g
897 g
14 g
1 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
154g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358
Calories from Fat 131
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
23%
Saturated Fat 6g
31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 57mg
19%
Sodium 897mg
37%
Total Carbohydrates 37g
12%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 14g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
9%
Iron
16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons butter
  2. ½ cup finely chopped onions
  3. 1 pound ground beef
  4. ¾ teaspoon salt
  5. 1 cup barbeque sauce
  6. 6 buttered buns
Instructions
  1. In 2 tablespoons butter, sauté onions.
  2. Add ground beef.
  3. Cook until meat looses its red color.
  4. Stir in salt and barbecue sauce.
  5. heat thoroughly.
  6. Serve over buttered buns.
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calories
358
fat
15g
protein
18g
carbs
37g
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Cheese-Filled Meatloaf

Cheese-Filled Meatloaf
Serves 8
This was cut from some magazine and taped to a 3x5 card.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 10 min
289 calories
10 g
97 g
18 g
21 g
8 g
154 g
754 g
4 g
1 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
154g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289
Calories from Fat 161
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g
28%
Saturated Fat 8g
40%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 97mg
32%
Sodium 754mg
31%
Total Carbohydrates 10g
3%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 4g
Protein 21g
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
7%
Calcium
26%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1½ pounds lean ground beef
  2. 2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
  3. 1 egg, beaten
  4. ½ cup dry bread crumbs
  5. ¼ cup finely chopped onions
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. ¼ teaspoon pepper
  8. ¼ teaspoon thyme
  9. 6 slices American cheese
Instructions
  1. Combine beef, 1 can tomato sauce, egg, bread crumbs, onions and seasonings.
  2. Divide mixture in half; lightly pack one portion into a 4x8x2-inch loaf pan.
  3. Arrange 4 cheese slices on top and pack the remaining meat evenly over the cheese layers.
  4. Turn out into a shallow baking pan.
  5. Cut remaining cheese slices in strips and arrange on top of loaf.
  6. Bake in moderate oven (350°F.) for 40 minutes.
  7. Remove excess fat from pan and pour remaining can of tomato sauce over loaf.
  8. Bake 30 minutes longer or until done.
  9. Makes 5 to 6 servings.
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calories
289
fat
18g
protein
21g
carbs
10g
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Mock Steak

Mock Steak
This was actually from a Lee & Perrins Worcestershire sauce ad. It may seem strange now-a-days to go to such lengths to make, basically, a meatloaf look like steak, but back in the 50s and 60s budgets were tight, and this is how you stretched the paycheck.
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1882 calories
153 g
262 g
133 g
26 g
67 g
1053 g
6840 g
41 g
4 g
57 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1053g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1882
Calories from Fat 1180
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 133g
205%
Saturated Fat 67g
337%
Trans Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 15g
Monounsaturated Fat 42g
Cholesterol 262mg
87%
Sodium 6840mg
285%
Total Carbohydrates 153g
51%
Dietary Fiber 16g
64%
Sugars 41g
Protein 26g
Vitamin A
144%
Vitamin C
140%
Calcium
33%
Iron
59%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds ground round
  2. ½ pond lean pork
  3. 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
  4. 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  5. 2 cups stuffing mix
  6. 1½ cups tomato juice
  7. 2 strips thick bacon
  8. ½ cup melted butter
  9. 3 tablespoons catsup
  10. 2 thin slices carrot
Instructions
  1. Mix together ground round, pork, soup mix, 2 tablespoons of the Worcestershire sauce, stuffing mix and tomato juice.
  2. Form into steak shape 1 inch thick
  3. Wrap the bacon at the outer edge to resemble fat
  4. Broil 10 minutes each side
  5. During broiling brush with mixture of butter, remaining Worcestershire sauce and catsup
  6. Use carrot slivers to make "bone"
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calories
1882
fat
133g
protein
26g
carbs
153g
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Stroganoff Casserole

Stroganoff Casserole
Serves 6
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
292 calories
24 g
70 g
8 g
30 g
3 g
189 g
345 g
4 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
189g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292
Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 3g
17%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 70mg
23%
Sodium 345mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates 24g
8%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
4%
Iron
16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound round steak
  2. 2 tablespoons flour
  3. 1 17-ounce can sweet peas, undrained
  4. ½ cup dairy sour cream
  5. ¾ teaspoon salt
  6. ½ package (4 ounces) thin noodles, cooked and drained
  7. 1 2½ ounce jar/can sliced mushrooms, drained
Instructions
  1. Trim and cut steak into long strips.
  2. Brown in a small amount of melted shortening in a heavy frying pan.
  3. Stir in flour; add liquid drained from peas.
  4. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently until thickened and smooth.
  5. Remove from heat; mix in peas and remaining ingredients.
  6. Spoon into greased 1¾-quart casserole dish.
  7. Cover and bake in preheated slow oven (325°) about 40 minutes.
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calories
292
fat
8g
protein
30g
carbs
24g
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