Sunday, March 08, 2009

Kitchen Confidential: A Kitchen FLOP

The BLAH BLAH BLAHger's little sisty came over for dinner tonight and so I decided to try another new recipe...and all I can say is: NO ME GUSTA.

I tried another WW recipe called the Cheeseburger Bake and this was no cheeseburger. But Sisty liked it so I guess that's all that mattered...

Hey wait, how did Sisty get her hands on the first ingredient??? I realized that I've done a couple of these now and never talked about the wine, so I'm going to start now! I'm allergic to tanins, so it will always be white!
The cast of characters: ground turkey, green pepper, onion, potatos, garlic, black pepper, red pepper flakes, cumin, evaporated milk...and here's where it gets weird, tostitos and velveeta!
I added a nice South Coast Winery Semillion to the mix. It was light and fresh and a perfect wine for the beginning of Spring!
Slice of your potatoes finely, layer in a baking dish and bake on 350 degrees until they crisp up (about 10 minutes).
Brown turkey and vegetables and spices. Seperately micro velveeta, milk, and red pepper flakes. Mix together, then layer over potatoes.
Top with crunched up chips, then bake for about 35 minutes.
And serve.

So, I thought it was bland and boring. Sisty enjoyed it. Being that it's called Cheeseburger Bake, I'm thinking it needs some serious katchup and some other spices. Also, I'd have fewer potatoes because it was too thick...I might also add some more spices when I'm browning the meat.
What do you guys think? What could I add to make this dish turn from flop to FAB?


Living with Lindsay said...

What if you added some Whorchestire (totally spelled that wrong) to the ground turkey? We always add it to ground beef for hamburgers, so I would think it would work here too.

How many pts is this? It makes me laugh that a WW recipe called for Velveeta and Tostitos. It's kinda like how they changed the program and now any "liquid" counts towards what used to be your "waters," so people can drink Diet Coke all day long and no water. Drives me batty!

southerninspiration said...

What about adding green chilies???

I could do w/o the Velveeta and use REAL cheese!

Kasey said...

i don't cook, but you will have to let me know how it all turns out:)

Kelly said...

Cheese, meat, potatoes? Gosh, what could be boring about that? I'm not sure what to suggest!

Beks said...

I agree w/ NO VELVEETA, YUCK! The chilies are a great idea and I would definitely add some cumin for a little smokey flavor, and maybe do a layer of roasted tomatoes! Give me a call if you ever make it again and we'll concoct(sp?) some thing awesome!

Keep up the great work JJ!

Tammie said...

I like the chilies and worcestershire ideas. How about some rotel or scatter the potatoes through out the dish so they get a bit more flavor?