Sunday, November 30, 2008

Vernon's Casserole ~ Erin

Vernon's Casserole

1 large casserole dish and a 2-4 qt pot needed and a large frying pan
1 lb hamburger (97/3)
6-8 large potatoes (enough for 10 servings if you use instant)
1 stick of butter
1 slice of velveta cheese
4 cloves of garlic
1 8oz package of cheese (colby etc)
1 can cream of mushroom
dehydrated onion bits or chopped medium onion

warm up the oven, 375 will do. peel, dice and boil potatoes. . . brown hamburger while hamburger is browning, in a seperate pan pour in evoo add in grated/crushed garlic and dehydrated onion bits cook until the onions turn clear.once that is done and the hamburger is brown toss in the garlic mixture and the cream of mushroom mix thouroughly and set on very low heat on the side.Once the potatoes are done, drain throw in the cheese on the bottom, potatoes and then butter, mix until its almost to the creamy point, with just a little lumpiness. . . coat the casserole dish with a 1/4" layer of potatoes all the way up the sides and bottom throw into the oven for 15 min or until the top layer starts to turn brown!once that is done, add in the hamburger mixture, then a layer of shredded cheese, then cover the whole thing with the rest of the potatoes, cover with shredded cheese. change the oven from bake to broil (high) toss in the casserole and let it melt the cheese on top. serve while hot and if you have a taste for spicy add in some tabasco and enjoy!

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