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Children simply love to help make 
and eat this dish - a great family bonding time..
Servings: (4)
Prep Time: 15 Mins.
Bake: 15 Mins.


1 lb. extra-lean venison burger (or beef, buffalo, moose, elk, caribou, turkey, or chicken)
1 garlic clove, minced
½ cup green onions, sliced (reserve 1 tablespoon for garnish)
¼ cup orange bell pepper, finely chopped
1 (14.5 oz. can) chili beans, slightly drained (Recommend: Bush’s Best, Mild)
1-1/2 cups chili sauce
½ teaspoon chili powder
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 (4 oz. can) mild chopped green chilies, undrained
2 cups prepared or left over mashed potatoes
1 cup medium cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup nacho doritos, crushed

--1 tablespoon reserved sliced green onions for garnish


Prepare two cups mashed potatoes, or use left overs.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9”x9” square baking dish, and set aside.

Cook burger in a medium non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is ¾’s browned, and add the garlic, half of the onion (1/4 cup), and all of the bell pepper in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is fully browned (drain if not using extra-lean burger). Stir in beans, chili sauce, chili powder, corn, mild green chilies, and heat to boiling, cover, and reduce heat to low to simmer for 5 minutes.

If cold, heat mashed potatoes in microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, spoon the meat/bean mixture into prepared baking dish, spreading it evenly with the back of a spoon, and spoon the hot mashed potatoes on top onto center of beef mixture while leaving a 1.5” rim around outer edge of baking dish; sprinkle shredded cheese over potatoes and outer edge of beef/bean mixture.

Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes, until bubbly and cheese has melted. Remove from oven and sprinkle crushed nacho doritos around outer edge of baking dish over meat/bean mixture, garnish with sliced green onions, and serve. – Enjoy!


Tip: You can also spread all the layers to the edge of the baking dish if you’re not worried about presentation appearance.

1 comment:

sandra said...

I came up with this recipe quite some time ago while shopping in my own pantry...and this is a great dish to make with children, including taking to functions...everyone loves it, and many request the recipe ;)


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