With the summer months here and all of us using the BBQ for friends and family gatherings, I thought I would repeat one of my family's favorites to go with all those hamburgers and hot dogs.
The secret is in the recipe. You use 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of cornstarch plus 2 teaspoons baking powder.
Mix in small amounts of beer until you have the batter the consistency of pancake batter. Thick, but not too thick.
Stir until smooth , no lumps. Not too thin.
Cut the onion slices about 1/2 inch thick and seperate into rings. Place a few at a time in the batter, turning with tongs to coat them well.
Now for a money saving grocery tip. When I was a single mom with 3 children, I use to buy my ground beef in bulk when it was on sale. Instead of packaging it up in 1 lb. packages, I packaged it up in 3/4 lb. packages. No one missed the 1/4 lb and and all of my recipes tasted the same. This is a super way to turn 4 lbs of ground beef into 5 serving size packages.. Now that I am mostly cooking for just the two of us I have started doing the same. Since good ground beef is $2.99 lb (on sale), that turns out to be a great savings, better than most coupons.
I just put them in small freezer bags and then I keep them on the shelf inside the freezer compartment door. Really easy to just grab one for us or more if I am cooking for a crowd.
Here's my most pinned and copied (over 150,000 times) recipe to stretch your pennies even further. ( I wrote this a couple of years ago and I used ground chuck. Still a great way to feed a bunch and always a crowd pleaser.) Hamburger/Cheese Casserole
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