Friday, April 1, 2011

Redneck Casserole

My husband and I, quite on accident, developed a delicious new recipe that I'm sure thousands of rednecks all across the South have already discovered but failed to blog about. It's basically just ground deer meat and Manwich sloppy joe sauce mixed with a family-sized box of Velveeta shells-n-cheese. It's surprisingly amazing. It's subtle medley of flavors almost makes you forget how trashy it is. It's also very filling, and covers all of the major food groups besides fruit (since Manwich now boasts a full helping of veggies per serving). It's certainly a crowd pleaser, as even the most picky eaters love sloppy joes and mack-n-cheese (albeit separately), and you can make it fancy with a nice casserole dish or flaky homemade pie crust. You can also (obviously) use different ground meats, or even a meat substitute, as it suits you. Just make sure you don't eat any leftovers, as the flavor and moisture seem to pack up and leave in the middle of the night, leaving nothing but a heaping pile of mess and caloric regret.