I already had this meal on the menu, so I threw it together for dinner tonight and turned it in! I got the recipe from a Taste of Home Magazine, but threw in a few extra ingredients. The original recipe was just meat, stuffing, water, BBQ sauce, and cheese. I felt like it needed some vegetables and seasonings added to it so this is what I came up with!
6 oz package stuffing mix
1 cup water
2 Tbsp BBQ sauce
1 lb ground beef
1 cup spinach, shredded
2 carrots, shredded
3 green onions, chopped
Desired seasonings, to taste
Mexican style cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine stuffing, water, and BBQ sauce.
- Mix in ground beef.
- Mix in spinach, carrots, green onions, and seasonings.
- Divide up among 12 ungreased muffin tins.
- Bake for approximately 18 minutes (until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees).
- Top with additional BBQ sauce, if desired, and sprinkle with cheese.
- Bake for another 5 minutes, until cheese is melted.
Something in my kitchen that I LOVE for cooking meat is this thermometer my mom got me for Christmas. It's nice because you can use it as a normal timer or you can set a desired temperature, insert the thermometer, and it will go off when it reaches that temperature. There's a long flexible cord that attaches the thermometer to this unit that will reach into the oven and the door can be closed on. Rather than setting a timer for "x" minutes when cooking a meat dish, I like to set this to the correct temp for whatever meat I'm cooking (it comes with a chart for various meats) and wait until it goes off!