Brad’s Simple Spaghetti

Submitted by Brad Waller
Serves 4-6


6 oz. tomato paste (1 small can) 12 oz. tomato sauce (1 medium can)
15 oz. stewed or stewed & diced tomatoes (1 large can) 1 pkg spaghetti noodles
salt Italian Seasoning

Carnivore Option

1 lb. ground meat of choice

Vegetarian Option

1 pkg frozen spinach 1 pkg firm tofu


  1. Empty all cans to a medium saucepan on medium heat. Season to taste. Experiment, add you own ideas.
  2. For the carnivorous option, brown the meat & add to the sauce.
  3. For the vegetarian option, drain the spinach & stir into sauce. Squeeze the tofu to drain & crumble into the sauce.
  4. Taste & adjust spices as tofu will dilute flavors a bit.
  5. Boil noodles to desired finish & serve with sauce.

Easy Chili Con Carne

Submitted by NJMom


1lb ground meat – your choice 1 large yellow onion
2 cloves garlic 1 can Campbell’s Tomato Soup
2 cans Del Monte Diced tomato with green chilies 2 cans Dark Red kidney beans, drained
½ c. red wine 2 tsp oil
2-3 tsp Chili powder 1 tbsp flour


  1. Brown chopped meat with onions & Garlic – drain fat.
  2. Mix flour & chili powder add 2 – 3 tbsp water to make a thick past.
  3. Add cans of soup, tomatoes & beans to meat.
  4. Add chili powder paste.
  5. Mix well. Bring to a boil – then simmer for at least 45 min. Great in a crock pot & simmer over night.
  6. Double the recipe & freeze the leftovers.
  7. Feel free to mix up the type of beans, I also add veggies like broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, etc in.

Tater-Tot Casserole

Submitted by PotatoeGuru
Serves 6


1 lb. ground meat ½ bag tater tots (may be more or less
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup depending on size of casserole dish)
2 c. grated cheddar cheese 1 small drained can of kernel corn
Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Tater Tot CasserolePreheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line tater tots side by side in one layer that covers the bottom of a flat casserole dish.
  3. Thoroughly brown ground meat (salt & pepper to personal taste if desired) in a skillet. If you’ve chosen to include the drained can of corn, do so after the meat has browned & continue to cook for another couple of minutes.
  4. Layer the browned meat over the tots until they are completely covered.
  5. Layer the Cream of Mushroom soup over the meat until it’s completely covered.
  6. Layer the shredded cheese over the soup until completely covered. If desired, you can decorate the top of the cheese with patterns made out of spare tots.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until cheese is golden brown.
  8. Pig out!