Corn Chips, Chili, and Cheese Casserole

With the current grocery prices and all the other economic downturns, we are all looking for economical recipes that will help us feed our families nutritious meals. Here are a couple of old-fashion recipes from my vintage recipe collection. Both are quick, easy, economical and tasty. Perfect for an inexpensive family meal. Corn chips, chili, and cheese casserole uses a minimal number of ingredients, goes together quickly and only needs to bake for 20 minutes. Not only is it tasty and economical, it is also perfect for the busy mom. Country surprise slaw has an apple in its ingredient list, giving it a little something extra and adding fruit to the mix.


2 tbsp margarine
1 lb ground beef
1 1/4 oz pkg chili seasoning mix
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups coarsely crumbed corn chips
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cans (8 oz each) tomato sauce

Melt margarine in skillet and brown ground beef with onion. Drain. Stir in chili seasoning mix, tomato sauce, and 1 cup water. Simmer 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. Lightly grease 2-quart casserole dish. Layer 1/2 chili mixure, corn chips, then cheese. Repeat layers. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees.


6 cups shredded or chopped cabbage
2 large carrots, shredded
1 medium bell pepper, chopped
1 large red apple, chopped
3 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, apple, onions, and celery. In a small mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour dressing mix over cabbage mixture and toss to coat well. Put in a covered bowl and refrigerate.

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