A Quick Recipe Using Random Pantry Extras

I threw together a recipe with things from my almost-empty pantry and the kids really loved it so I thought I’d type it out for future reference on those day-before-going-grocery-shopping days!
It’s not healthy or anything… just filling and easy for those desperate evenings.

First I peeled and cubed 3 potatoes. I threw those in a pan with some butter. Then I chopped up some onion and threw that in with the potatoes. I seasoned the potatoes and onions with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. (I would’ve used garlic salt but we’re out)

After I fried the potatoes and onions for 10-15 minutes (I didn’t keep track, it was until they were soft but not mushy, still had a firmness to them.) I dumped the potatoes and onions on a plate and cooked a pound of ground beef in the same pan.

After the beef was cooked through I drained it and then put everything (beef, potatoes, onion) back in the pan. I added a can of cream of mushroom soup and a can of cream of potato soup (would’ve used two cans of cream of mushroom if I had another can on hand, and if I had my kitchen fully stocked I’d use homemade cream of mushroom soup!) and mixed everything together.

I put the mix in a 9×13 baking dish and then sprinkled cheese on top. I greased some foil to cover the dish with and baked it for 20 minutes at 375. I took off the foil and baked it for another 10 minutes.

Speaking of recipes online… I hate it when people write a recipe and it looks like this:
organic, grass fed, free range ground beef
organic cream of mushroom soup
organic onions
organic potatoes


I get it. You think you’re better than everyone else because you use organic!

The funny thing is I use organic way more than not but I would never in a million years tell someone else to. I spend a FORTUNE on food. I wish I could go back to the days where I had no idea conventional foods were bad. I HATE spending triple on my produce… if not more!

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