I just finished Dead Reckoning by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill.
It was a fun read: ZOMBIES!! WESTERN!! GUNSLINGERS!! TRAIL FOOD!!
That's right trail food.
I don't think I could have handled life on the trail, at least my 21st century self couldn't have handled it.
I think if I was alive back then I could have handled it.
At any rate, as I was reading this book I started thinking about a Cowboy Food casserole I have made plenty of times. It basically comes out looking like the slop you see served often in Westerns, but it taste way better (I am sure). While I was thinking of doing this post I stumbled upon a SLOW COOKER version of the recipe. I was so excited!! I am all about the slow cooker on busy days!
So here is the recipe for COWBOY FOOD in your slow cooker.
Eat it and feel like a dusty, trail worn cowboy.
Then go take a hot bath!
(my review for Dead Reckoning will be posted next week)
1 onion, chopped
1-1/2 lbs. ground chuck, browned and drained
6 medium potatoes, sliced
1 can red beans
1 can tomatoes mixed with 2 tbsp. flour or 1 can tomato soup
salt, pepper and garlic, to taste
Put chopped onion in the bottom of the Crockery Pot;
layer with browned ground beef, sliced potatoes, and beans.
Spread tomatoes or soup over all. Sprinkle with seasonings as desired.
Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours. Serves 4 to 6 people.