hamburger helper

Luscious and Low Rent

You Know You Like It

America: The Hamburger - #america #freedom #thisiswhyyourefat
Knives for a pro.
lafinjack


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The sweet AND the salty.
V is for Verisimilitude
lafinjack

*Instant* Mashed Potato Suggestions?
Wonka
theidolhands
Recently acquired a bunch from a "bulk" section, that interestingly stated that there weren't any suggestions for cooking them, so trashy_eats what say you?

Art thou familiar with "instant" mashed potatoes? What are your ratios?
Any special dishes you find they work with?

My big thought was that they'd be easy to make for work.

Found a collection of recipes here @ Walmart Live Better, sample #1:

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Easy Gnocchi Dumplings

Boil a large pot of water. Whisk 1 egg yolk with 1 cup cooled, prepared Butter & Herb Instant Mashed Potatoes in a bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup flour. Knead dough lightly. Divide in half.

Roll into ropes 1-in. wide. Cut each rope into 1/2-in. pieces and drop into boiling water. Scoop out with a slotted spoon when they float. Toss with 1 tbsp melted butter before serving.


* a little musical accompaniment
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Bologna Cake - what were they thinking?
Wonka
theidolhands
SO, WHO THE HALE IS STILL OUT THERE?
I couldn't resist re-posting this to the beloved trashy_eats comm.

Originally posted by spikesgirl58 at Bologna Cake - what were they thinking?




Bologna “Cake”

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Knives for a pro.
lafinjack
[Your Name Here]'s Famous Fake Hash Browns!



Can be halved. Probably should be halved.

Required:
- one half jicama
- oil (i.e. peanut oil)
- powdered starch (i.e. potato starch)

Recommended:
- onions (i.e. one small white onion, one small purple onion, and one shallot)
- garlic (i.e. eight cloves crushed and chopped
- salt (and other seasonings, i.e. your premixed mix of salt, pepper, marjoram, basil, and powdered garlic)
- ketchup (or hotsauce if you are one of those people)

To begin:
Chop jicama very very fine, matchstick cut if available. A mandoline slicer works great. Rinse the shredded jicama in a colander, like one would pasta. Grab a handful of it and SQUEEZE. Squeeze as you would a lover. Squeeze until paramedics arrive. Then squeeze some more. Now get a paper towel and squeeze. When that one fills up, do it with another towel. And a third time. You will be glad you did this.

Chop coarsely your extras such as onions and garlic. Mix it all in with the jicama. Do one more paper towel on the whole mess.

Go to the wok or frying pan you've been preheating, add some oil, and put the mess in the pan. Spread it out. Take a massively heaping spoonful of your powdered starch and spread it as evenly as you can. Toss everything until the starch is evenly spread with no clumps visible. Let it burn a bit, then add another heapingest spoon of starch and toss everything again. Toss and burn to your liking, but make sure the jicama is cooked through.

Plate, add ketchup, and enjoy.

I'll take three.
Freakasurfin'!
lafinjack

Random Casserole
Arbys Oven Mitt
j_brew
So I posted another recipe on here with the mini pigs in the blanket but we still had one pack of the mini cocktail weenies left so decided to get creative with that one and some random items.

Came up with a casserole and no idea what to call it so it shall now be named Random Casserole.

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Mini Pigs In a Blanket
Mountain J-Brew (Made by Allah Sulu)
j_brew
I know there are tons of recipes for these online but I looked for almost an hour to find one for mini ones with cheese in them.

So here's what we came up with

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More pics and recipe under the cut

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Snickers "Slice N' Share"
Wonka
theidolhands

Here a man demonstrates the normal-sized snicker next to a holiday Godzilla snickers.

Admit it...would you share?

Ramen Burger
あ - Starlight
theidolhands
Sorry to post twice in one day, but I've seen this trend for turning ramen noodles into bun patties going around, and it seems quite relevant to interests here.

Further, this gentlemen in general, The Ramen Rater, makes darn decent reviews of the delightfully trashy fave of broke folks everywhere, though today he featured a recipe version of just this dish, making unique and creative use of the included sauce packets as well!

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This particular recipe happens to use a Korean package, and they call these noodles "ramyun".

The Ramen Rater’s Shin Ramyun Black Burger

Ingredients
1 Package Nongshim Shin Ramyun Black
ground beef
1 egg
2 slices processed cheese
frozen french fries
cooking spray
ketchup and mayonnaise


Explained with pictures at this linked site

Cup Noodle Restaurant
MJ - Eo
theidolhands
Speaking of hot dogs..

How about a hot dog flavored instant ramen complete with dehydrated slices?
Or wasabi-mayonnaise yaki soba? [Japanese chow mein]
Care to give "cheese burger" Cup Noodle a go?

And who doesn't love a good "Italian Curry", I ask you? Well, maybe Italy!

But what would trashy eats be without your freeze-dried vegetables, bastardized cuisines or styrofoam cups?!

I present a zen-like channel of food porn featuring various instant noodle delights brought to life and demonstrated for your hopeful delight.
May it inspire~


We begin our journey with a trip to a Cup Noodle restaurant. You heard me.

Yum yums
Isaac the giant goof
marinade
1 cake mix, any variety (I used carrot cake)
1 8oz container of Kroger-brand Cool Whip (any will do)
1 egg.
Bowl of powdered sugar

Mix first three ingredients.
Toss spoonfuls in powdered sugar
Place on pan (parchment paper makes it easy)
Bake at 350 for 12 minutes

Holy crap.

(no subject)
squee!
firecausesburns
My mum came home with a dozen tins of sweetened condensed milk. Any suggestions of fun tasty things I can do with them, that will stop me from just digging in with a spoon?

Recipe Review & Follow Up
Geeky Girls
kadevha
A few weekends ago, I made loaded potato buffalo chicken casserole and it was just amazing. Seriously, if you like loaded potatoes and buffalo chicken - make this tonight.

It's not entirely trashy in terms of preparation but, omg, it's awesome. I did not coat the potatoes in hot sauce as I wanted it to be tastebud friendly to anyone who ate it. It was still plenty spicy though. Also, I think I will use real bacon pieces found near the salad dressings instead of frying it. I really do not like frying bacon. That task is usually left to my husband. I poured a bit of ranch dressing on my serving which just made it even better.

As for my plea for help last weekend:
http://trashy-eats.livejournal.com/1766397.html

I made a stuffed shells dish and strawberry cake. The guys and my dad really really enjoyed it. For link happy people, I made:
I Hate Ricotta Cheese -Meat & 2 Cheese Stuffed Shells
Strawberry Refrigerator Cake - Essentially a boxed cake mix, pureed strawberries, cool whip & pudding. My guy has declared this as his favorite cake - ever. It may have even replaced his life long love of yellow cake/chocolate frosting.

Best Guy Food?
Geeky Girls
kadevha
Nearly every Saturday, my husband and his friend hang out so they can play video games, nom on food, etc. I usually cook something very guy friendly because, well, more food is consumed when it's two guys eating rather than just my husband and me.

Bring on your best ideas! Nachos, chili, taco bakes, and the buffalo chicken casserole is out because I make these too often. I don't mind some prep work because I dearly love cooking for these guys (mostly for my husband).

And, the recipe for the loaded potato buffalo chicken casserole because it's just so full of win that the guys and I approve!Collapse )

Pizza Roll Chili Cheese Casserole
Mountain J-Brew (Made by Allah Sulu)
j_brew
So we had a bunch of stuff in the freezer to use up and decided to mix it with other things in the pantry, fridge, etc.

Came up with this:

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Below the cut-tag are the ingredients, pics and preparation. This should all go in the oven at 350 deg until cheese gets bubbly. Microwaving the pizza rolls first helped to accelerate this and also you can squish them down in the bottom if you want a flat crust. You can also add in chopped up hot dogs, onions and garnish with sour cream (the sour cream plopped on top of each serving really made this good!)


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Meta-trash?
Spaghetti
kshandra
Reposted from a friend's journal with permission:

Wait - you're alternating spoonfuls of salsa with spoonfuls of alfredo sauce?
Yeah. The salsa helps open my sinuses and the alfredo kills the fire on my tongue.
Riiiiight.
We're out of milk. And I tried whipped cream, but it just didn't work as well.
That's it. I'm leaving.
Hey, if you're going out - pick up some milk?

Macaroni, Ranch beans and cheese
St. Dymphna
greeneyedsadie
I was having a starch craving and a bean craving, so I found a can of Jalapeno Ranch Beans in the cupboard and some salad macaroni in the pantry and there was grated cheese in the fridge! So I boiled the pasta, heated the beans on the stove, and after I drained the pasta, I melted a little butter in the pasta, then I mixed the pasta and the beans together and covered them in cheese, which I stirred in.

Delicious!


Hand cooked Bloody Mary potato crisps (chips)
Foxie
a_foxie_smile
Hands up who has a hangover.

No? Either I don't believe you. Or more likely, you are still drunk.

In the UK, when one requires a certain "hair of the dog" the next morning. One more than likely turns to that most reviving of drinks, the  Bloody Mary. That amazing cocktail of tomato juice, Worcester Sauce, tabasco, optionally perhaps some salt and pepper and a natty celery-stick mixing spoon but most importantly, a double shot of vodka.

Well, no longer do we have to restrict ourselves to a liquid lunch.

Marks and Spencer, our favourite semi-upmarket purveyor of ready-meals has come up with the Hand Cooked Bloody Mary flavour crisp:




They are quite robust, rustic things,. In a similar way to old-style Kettle chips.
True to the cocktail they do contain (dried) tomatoes and celery (extract). They also contain garlic and onion  and cardamon, taste more or a spicy taco seasoning than of tabasco and I no matter how hard I try I can't find any alcohol in them.

So, sorry M+S. While these are nice enough in a spicy tomato kind of way. I might have to continue to seek my Sunday refreshments at the hand of the barman instead.

Taco Bake
Geeky Girls
kadevha

I decided to make this taco bake for my husband and his friend for their weekly get together of college football, gaming, and whatever else. It is always quite the hit with these guys!

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Taco Dip!
Geeky Girls
kadevha
Trashy because of the ingredients!

Taco dip! (I so want to make this but my husband does not agree)Collapse )

I want to make this so I can have munch stuff for my extended weekend but my husband has gorged himself on his own faux Mexican dip this week:

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(no subject)
lesbians!
firecausesburns
I've come to the conclusion that the last week of my life has been an experiment into whether a person can live entirely off two-minute noodles (smothered in cheese), Nutella, Pepsi, and peanut butter on toast.

(Current signs point to yes.)

(no subject)
kari/scottie bitchslap
firecausesburns
Deep-fried Mars bars are officially the most delicious things I have ever tasted.

Sadly, I had to stop at one fun-sized one because I was quite sure my arteries would have clogged instantly had I eaten any more.

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