It’s Monday – and I don’t know about you, but I just kind of can’t even today with the whole “get it together” thing.
Andplusalso – The Hub is hard core lo-carb in preparation for our upcoming family pictures (whatever makes YOU feel like the fox I already know you are, honey,) but I am all “gimme all the junk food, yo,” lately, (my dress for the pics is VERY forgiving. YAY.!) Oh, and don’t forget that 4 year old… probably a good idea to feed that picky little dude too, eh?
Alright fine then – I will!
Behold – Jalapeno Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole!!
Easy, cheesy, spicy, please-y (it’s a word… YUH HUH IT IS!)
To make it, season 1 lb of ground beef (I used turkey, because that is what we had today,) by mixing in 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce and 1/2 a yellow onion diced. Brown and drain the meat. Then add the following:
-4 ounces of shredded cheese (I used a mix of hot pepper and sharp cheddar)
-1/2 green bell pepper diced
-4 pieces of crumbled bacon (or if you have some baco-bit situations in your pantry use those, any bacon port in the storm, people)
-Diced pickled jalapenos to taste (I like some heat, so I go with a big pile and dice them up good so they are in every bite)
Mix all of that in to the browned meat and then spread into a big casserole pan, or into individual serving ramekins like I did here. (Jr’s version has a few ingredients left out and it gets put into a kid-proof container because he is kind of a sudden, unpredictable, occasional bowl flinger. Sigh.) Top with a bit more of the cheese (or a lot, because Monday.)
Cover and refrigerate, or pop right into a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes, until everything looks gooey and bubbly.
Eat as is, or top with your favorite burger toppings.
There now. Isn’t that better? (Yes.)