Potluck "Satan" Rotini
This was an obscure recipe my ex-girlfriend's mom found on the back of a hot dog wrapper. I one day decided to replace the hot dogs with hamburger and the rest is history. Later, I began using ground turkey, which actually seemed to taste better. Whenever I made this stuff for our potluck dinners at work, it received raves.
1 large onion, chopped
2 green peppers, chopped
1 tbs. butter or olive oil
3-5 cans cream of mushroom soup (depends on how creamy you want it)
2-3 cups of grated cheddar cheese
1/2 lb ground turkey
12 oz rotini noodles (they usually come in 16-oz boxes so you'll have to judge)
1-2 cups of ketchup (the secret ingredient...muhahahahahaha!)
The trick to the success of this simple recipe lies in the ratio of ketchup to mushroom soup. If you add too much ketchup, it becomes too tangy --too much mushroom soup, and the recipe is too bland. Use your own judgment in this case!
Bring 2 quarts of water to boil and add noodles. Cook for 10-12 minutes or as box directions specify.
In saucepan, saute onion and peppers in butter until onion is translucent. Empty into a glass bowl and set aside.
In same saucepan, brown ground turkey. Drain and discard excess grease.
In large pot, mix noodles, onions, green peppers, turkey and cheese. Once cheese is partially blended, add mushroom soup and ketchup. Mix thoroughly and cook until cheese is completely blended.
Serve with a Boston Ale or a cheap hooker. Makes 5 servings.