Skillet dinners made in a large cast iron frying pan, crock pot dinners, or casseroles are my favorites when it comes to making our main meal of the day. It's the reason why I love this family recipe. All I add is a nice tossed salad to complete the meal.
This recipe, or a close variation of it (all my recipes "evolve" with time), was my contribution to a cookbook put together for a family reunion we attended years ago.
I hope you enjoy making and eating this easy quick skillet dinner recipe when you've made it for yourself or your family.
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@Veronica she was a wise woman, it's a good way to save money.
That is very interesting as when we were children my mother also eked out our meagre meat supply with various beans. I had forgotten that until you mentioned it.
@Veronica My children ate this growing up and loved it, at the price of beef these days, having the beans to stretch the meal is so helpful!
This is a great recipe. My grandson who is a problem eater would definitely at this with all the beans and minced ( ground ) beef in it.
Ty for posting. I like that idea for removing the fat. I have tended to use a spoon to spoon it off.
@blackspanielgallery Thank you, I can't imagine a meal without salad, love my greens, and it balances this out so nicely.
@candy47 Thank you..and yes I agree about cast iron, plus it lasts forever! We have various sizes of skillets or frying pans, and I'd like to get a cast iron dutch oven, don't have that yet.
That certainly looks delicious, and I like how the salad looks as well.
I love one dish meals like this one. Cast iron pans are the best choice, they can go from top of the stove to the oven then directly to the table.