Enchilada Casserole with Way Better Snacks

Enchilada CasseroleThis recipe comes from my Mom’s book. I’m not sure where she ever picked this up — probably from someone at church, after they brought the dish to potluck. Anyway it became a family staple.

The great thing about this Enchilada Recipe, is that it’s a good way to use up the rest of the tortilla chips in the bag.  You know, the ones that are too crumbled to scoop up salsa. Though I don’t have that problem with Way Better Snacks Chips — they are pretty think and don’t crumble easily.

Enchilada Casserole

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Saute:
1 Onion, chopped
1 Green Pepper, chopped

Add & Simmer for 5 minutes:
1 can Evaporated Milk
2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup
3/4 cup Rotel Tomatoes (or hot sauce)

  1. Pour over crushed Way Better Snacks’ chips (2-3 handfuls).
  2. Stir chips in.
  3. Bake 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes
  4. Let cool 15 minutes before serving.

The New Meatloaf

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This savory veggie-meatloaf dish is a family favorite; a recipe that Mom gave me which she received from a friend of a friend.  You know how that goes.

A couple of things to note. I use the Griller Crumbles by MorningStar Farms, however I personally prefer the Worthington Vegetarian Burger, if I have it on hand.  Though it’s not as readily accessible to acquire.  The MorningStar Farms products can be found in your local grocer’s freezer aisle.

Secondly, I like to give my bread cubes what’s called the “Roberts’ Tan.” Meaning, I like to brown the bread really well while sauteing. Also during the saute process I cover the skillet so the moisture is trapped, softening the bread.

I gave this recipe to my friend Mike when he opened up his vegetarian restaurant Green Vegetarian Cuisine, and he was able to create a vegan version by substituting butter for margarine and replacing the cheese with a vegan variety.  He reports that he receives rave reviews from vegetarians and meat consumers alike.

Neatloaf

Neatloaf

Saute:
1 chopped Onion
1 stick of Butter
6 slices Whole Wheat Bread, cube 1 inch squares

Add to:
1 bag of MorningStar Meal Starters Griller Recipe Crumbles
2 cups Cheddar Cheese, grated
4 Eggs
1 tea. Garlic Powder
1 tea. Sage

Heat oven to 350F
Place in greased 9x9x2 pan.

Place on top of Neatloaf the following Sweet & Sour Glaze before Cooking.

Sweet & Sour Glaze
1 cup Ketchup
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 tea. Garlic Powder
1 tea. Lemon Juice

Cook for 35-40 minutes.