If your family does not like Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner on St. Patrick’s Day, try this tasty dish instead.
You will need:
1 can of Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese Soup
1/2 to 3/4 can (the Campbell’s can) of milk
About 1/2 of a tube of original flavored sausage (Jimmy Dean or anything like it)
1 lb of ground beef
Green Onions on fresh chives
Salt and Pepper
Anything else you want to put on the potato
First you need to have baked potatoes. Some people do this in the oven, some in the microwave and some even in the crock pot like we do. Regardless, by the time your other ingredients are finished you want to have baked potatoes ready, however you make them.
Cook the sausage in a pan. I like to do mine in a 4 quart sauce pan instead of a frying pan, but the choice is yours! You might want to a little bit of water to it to help it cook without sticking too much. The water will evaporate out as you cook. Chop the sausage up as much as possible while it is cooking. When you are finished, you want everything to be small. When the sausage is almost finished, add the ground beef and continue to cook and chop up with the end of your spatula. When it is all completely cooked, drain and place it in line for adding to your potato.
While the ground beef is cooking, in a small sauce pan whisk together Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese Soup and milk (I use a little more than a half a can, but not quite 3/4) and heat covered over very low heat, stirring occasionally. By the time the meat is finished, the soup should be want, and completely combined with the milk. It should be about the consistency of a thick milkshake. Thick, but not too thick. If it seems too thin, take the lid off and cook longer.
Next, dress your potato with the toppings of your choice. I start ours out with butter and sour cream and sort of mix it into the potato a bit and then put a spoon full of the ground meat mixture on top and then drizzle the cheese soup mixture and add green onions or chives. Since my onions are already here and the chives are still growing, this time I used the green onions from my jar in the window sill.