Before we get into today’s recipe I thought I would mention the devastating flood that we had this week. I knew we were going to get storms and there was a possibility of a tornado but I never thought flooding! We received over 26 inches of rain! We live on a small lake which came into our house, our street also flooded and almost came up to our front door. We where so blessed for having minimal damage but so many in Pensacola and the surrounding area have lost everything! Please keep Pensacola in your prayers!
Today I bring you Spectacular Spaghetti Pie, this dish is so simple to make and it tastes absolutely delish! We made it one day last week in between running errands and let me just say this will be added to our regular dishes for sure! We used whipped cream cheese but you are welcome to use regular cream cheese, next time I make it I think I will use lower fat cream cheese and sour cream to make it a bit healthier.
Cooking the pasta.
Browning the ground meat.
Our pasta sauce.
Pre-heating the oven.
Adding the sauce into the ground meat.
The sour cream and cream cheese.
Our cooked pasta in the greased pan.
The cream cheese mixture spread on the spaghetti.
The cheese spread on top.
The rest of the sauce spread on top.
8 oz spaghetti noodles
8 oz jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1 pound ground sirloin
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 oz cream cheese softened
1/4 cup of sour cream
2 heaping cups of Mozzarella Parmesan Mixed cheese
Grease a 9 x 13 pan and Preheat oven to 350. Boil your spaghetti noodles until Al dente and drain. Brown your ground meat, drain off grease. Mix together your cream cheese and sour cream. Add your spaghetti sauce to your ground meat. Layer half of your noodles on the bottom of your greased pan, top with 2/3 cup of the shredded mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and spread on the cream cheese mixture, top with remaining noodles and then spread your spaghetti sauce with ground beef over top. Bake for 30 minutes, remove from oven sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese blend on top bake for another 15 minutes until it’s brown and bubbly.
One day last week I found a pack of ground meat in the freezer, I was tired of Spaghetti, Tacos, and Chili, so I came up with Rich Man, Poor Man Steak. The thought behind the name is you can use any grade of meat in this dish and it will turn out wonderful! We used ground round but you could use ground chuck or ground beef, also you could mix half turkey into the beef to make this dish healthier. Have fun experimenting with any type of meat, I think you will fall in love with this easy meal!
8 ounces fresh mushrooms washed and sliced
1 1/2 lb ground round
1 cup dry breadcrumbs
1 egg mixed with a teaspoon of water
2 teaspoons of Steak sauce
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 TBS Olive Oil
1 Packet of Brown gravy or Mushroom gravy
1 1/2 cups water
Place ground round in a mixing bowl, break apart with a fork. Pour the Worcestershire sauce, Steak sauce, bread crumbs and the egg mixture into the meat, mix the meat together with your hands. Form into four large patties. Brown cut mushrooms in a large pan with 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil until tender, remove from pan into a bowl. Place 1 tablespoon of oil in hot pan carefully place patties in oil, cook until brown on both sides. While the patties are browning whisk together gravy packet with 1 1/2 water. When the patties are brown on both sides pour the gravy on top and around the patties in the pan, scoop mushrooms into pan and on top of patties. Set timer for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes flip the patties, after you have flipped them make sure to spoon some of the gravy and mushrooms on top of the patties. You can add a couple tablespoons of water at that point if to much water has evaporated. Set timer for another 10 minutes. We served it with white rice but you could also serve it with noodles or mashed potatoes. Enjoy 🙂