D.J. and I tried a new recipe last night. It did not go very well. We used garlic for the first time so I had no idea how strong or weak this recipe would be. I learned that we need to ease into the garlic thing very slowly! Other than having way too much garlic, the rest of the recipe was a complete disaster... I'm posting it here so you might find a way to redeem the leftovers! We have a ton of food in the fridge and I hate to throw that much food away. (My original hope was to freeze some of it so we'd have an easy dinner in the next few weeks...)
Frozen package of 5-cheese ravioli
1 pound ground turkey
1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 14-oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 10 3/4-oz can condensed tomato soup
1 t dried basil
1 t dried oregano
2 c mozzarella cheese
1/2 c finely shredded Parmesan cheese
Cook ravioli, keep warm.
Brown meat, onion, and garlic.
Stir undrained tomatoes, tomato soup, basil, and oregano into mixture.
Gently stir in cooked ravioli.
Spreak mixture into an ungreased 9x13 dish.
Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
Bake, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until casserole is heated through.
Generally, our complaints were that there was too much garlic and onion, so I may use half that amount next time. (If there is a next time!) We also thought it needed more sauce. The original recipe called for a pound and a half of ground beef. D.J. loves meat and turkey is a little cheaper so I bought a pound of beef and turkey. I didn't increase the amount of tomato soup or tomatoes at all. So what would you do to redeem the leftovers? Add tomato soup? Spaghetti sauce? Marinara? We need more sauce and we need to cover the garlic taste just a bit. We're open to suggestions! What do you think???