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Comfort Food

In the wake of Earl our recent hot spell broke and it feels decidedly fall-like. I felt like something a bit more warm and "stick-to-your-ribs" for supper. This is not low fat by any means XD

Erika's "Mug-O-Mess"

1 or 2 slices of bacon
1/2lb ground beef
2 cups frozen corn or 1/2 a can
1 shallot, diced
2 cups cooked rice (I prefer a long grain brown and wild mix)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp summer savory (you can substitute 1/2 tsp thyme)
1/2 cup sweet and sour sauce (I use VH)

Crisp up bacon in large fry-pan. Crumble and set aside. Using a tsp of the bacon fat, fry up the ground beef. Drain well. On medium heat add diced shallot and fry 1 minute. Add garlic powder and savory, stir well. Add cooked rice and corn. Add sauce and turn to low heat. Let this simmer 5-10 mins. Spoon mixture into mugs and top with crumbled bacon.

If you're wondering about the mugs, having the food all vertical like with the insulation of the mug sides keeps the food lower down hot until you get to it ^^


You had me at bacon.


Bacon is my favorite vegetable.