Monday, March 26, 2012

PvZ Skilletini

When I play my video games, I sometimes get struck by inspiration for a dish. Sometimes I make the dish, then get inspired what to name it after. But, it's like the chicken and the egg dilemma most times. Which inspired what and when?

But this dish actually did get inspired by the game first. Plants vs Zombies! It's an excellent game, full of strategy and fun but not too hard or mind-numbing. I hate to take the zombies side but...How can you stare at that lawn full of vegetables and not think they'd make a great meal! And there's meaty brains on the other side too!

I decided to try something new. Recipes in How-To-Video style! I won't have a video all the time but I'm aiming for twice a month. I'm also sharing some recipes with myself on my other blog. Feel free to visit! 

Another change to this blog that you may notice is in the ingredients cost. I'm breaking it down by measurements. For example 1 head of cabbage will cost you $1.00 but if you're only using 1 cup of shredded cabbage that will be more like $0.20.

PvZ Skilletini

2 Servings | Total Time: 20 min | Journeyman

  • 1/2 lb Ground Brains (or beef if you're out)
  • 1/4 Onion, minced
  • 2 Mushrooms, minced
  • 1 Tbl Butter
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 can Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tbl Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 cup Cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Peas
  • 1/2 cup Whole Kernel Corn
  • 1 Small Yellow Summer Squash, diced
Craft: Mix together ground beef, mushroom and onion. Form into small meatballs. Cook in a large pan over medium heat. When browned on all sides, remove from pan and set aside. Melt butter in the pan. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add peas, squash and corn. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add tomato sauce, oregano, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Stir well then add cabbage and cook until cabbage is wilted. Add meatballs and cook a few minutes more. Serve hot.

Strategies: Be gentle when turning the meatballs! They have no binding breadcrumbs or eggs! You can certainly add some binding agent to it if you want but it's not necessary if you're gentle.

LFM: It's really a one-dish meal but if you're hankerin' for something more try some garlic bread!

  • Ground Beef | $2.00
  • Onion | $0.30
  • Mushrooms | $0.25
  • Tomato Sauce | $0.33
  • Cabbage | $0.20
  • Peas | $0.25
  • Whole Kernel Corn | $0.25
  • Yellow Summer Squash | $0.50
Total Cost: $4.08
Cost Per Serving: $2.04

Category: Raid Night, Critical Hits


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