Here’s one of my favorite all-in-one meals that uses items I typically have in the pantry. Green chilies give it just a little bite, but it’s easy to swap in a spicier can of tomatoes if you want to turn up the heat. —Jan Conklin, Stevensville, MT
"My aunt shared this great South Texas dish with me," relates Billy Boyd of Houston, Texas. With just four ingredients, the spicy southwestern casserole can be served swiftly...and will undoubtedly disappear quickly. "When I take it to church dinners, there are not leftovers," he says.
Because this recipe feeds so many, I often take it to church dinners and potlucks. This colorful dish also comes in handy when we have lots of help to feed on our farm.—Verlyn Wilson, Wilkinson, Indiana
In Bay City, Texas, Mildred Sherrer turns a boxed rice mix into a complete meal by adding ground beef, celery and green pepper. "It's so quick to fix and makes a flavorful, filling main dish," she jots.
"This fast-to-fix main dish is easy to prepare since there are so few ingredients," points out Lucinda Walker of Somerset, Pennsylvania. "Once the ground beef is browned, just add the vegetables and simmer till tender."
In Goshen, Kentucky, Sara McCoy relies on frozen hash browns and prepared salsa to hurry along this stovetop specialty. "I'm a registered nurse who likes to spend my free time with my family, so this time-saving twist on ground beef hash is a favorite."
I came up with this recipe when I was looking for something out of the ordinary to take to a family potluck. The compliments were overwhelming and I gladly shared the recipe.—Joan Crandall, Burlington, Connecticut