Tuesday, August 30, 2011

i need hamburger helpers

i continued my crockpot experiment with a mexican dish. 

1 lb of hamburger
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 cup of water

it was a short day at the office.  i didn't have to be in until 8:30 and i got home around 3:00, so i put this concoction together at 8 and checked it at 3:00.  the meat was definitely done, so i added a mexican rice packet and some more water to let it set for another couple hours.  in the last couple of minutes i added a shredded cheese and let it melt over the top.  i served it with corn and tostitos chips. 
it was really good, but i think if i had left at my normal time (6:30am) and didn't get home until my normal time (3:30pm) my hamburger would have been over cooked.  maybe dried out or even burnt. 
do you think it's because i was trying to do more of a casserole and that's my problem?  i just don't think i could do hamburger again unless i had another short day. 

maybe you have suggestions or tips?

1 comment:

  1. I've made a similar dish with similar results. I would make sure that you're cooking it on low. I made a meatloaf in the crock pot and really enjoyed it bc it was so moist {I find it gets a little dry in the oven} and it was ready when I got home. Did you know you can make bake potatoes in the crock pot? Good luck with your crock pot days!