Monday, January 3, 2011

Day Before Payday Casserole

Sometimes, there is just too much month at the end of the money.  It is good to know how to use a well stocked pantry to "get you over the hump" to the next payday.
Today's pantry star is canned tuna.  I always keep at least a dozen cans in my little pantry under the stairs to use for lunch meals.  I can whip up some grilled tuna and cheese on an english muffin, or fix any number of casseroles and noodle dishes, or creamed tuna on toast, plus the old standby tuna salad sandwiches.
This recipe pairs tuna with tomatoes and rice.  Try it, I think your family will like it!

2  5 oz. cans tuna packed in water
1 small can tomato paste
1 can green beans and their liquid
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 C uncooked rice
2 T Worcestershire Sauce
4 T Franks hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste

In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients, including the liquid from the tuna and the beans.  Mix well and spoon into a greased casserole dish.  Bake at 375 F for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the rice is done.


  1. Thanks for starting a blog! I try to keep up with your FB page, but there's just too much to look at over there. I'm following your blog so now I won't miss anything! :)

  2. Yay Tina! I expect big things! =)

  3. I have used this recipe since I first found it in "The Complete Everyday Cookbook" about 35 years ago and it has become one of my favorites...whether it is just before payday or not! :)