Each Monday, the Women of WIN are blessed with a bag of assorted groceries from St. Jude Catholic Church in Wichita. The challenge is discovering recipes that will turn that weekly bounty into tasty meals the whole family will enjoy. WIN’s weekly Food Bank Recipe Challenge helps our women do that.
The challenge: Turn bread, milk, eggs, Velveeta and hamburger into a tasty meal.
The response: Velveeta Burger Bake
This easy, protein-rich casserole is a great way to use up your day-old bread, leftover meat and veggies, for a tasty meal any time of day. Serve it with fruit for breakfast or brunch, or a salad of leafy greens and tomato for lunch or dinner.
Velveeta Burger Bake
Serves 12, approximately 380 calories per serving
- 12 slices (about 1 loaf) of slightly stale bread, cubed
- 1 pound cooked ground beef, crumbled, drained (OR cubed ham, or crumbled bacon)
- 1 pound Velveeta, cubed
- 9 eggs, beaten
- 3 cups 2% milk
- 1/4 chopped onion (optional)
- 1/2 to 1 cup cooked, drained chopped broccoli, green beans, sliced carrots, chopped bell peppers, and/or chopped celery (optional)
Grease a 13-inch x 9-inch baking pan. Into the pan place half of the cubed bread, then layer with onions, cooked hamburger and cubed Velveeta. Top with remaining cubed bread.
In a mixing bowl, beat eggs with milk until blended. Pour egg and milk mixture over bread. Cover pan with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 to 4 hours, or until bread absorbs all the egg and milk mixture.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes, or until golden brown on top and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Let casserole rest about 10 minutes before serving.