Needing your yummy tomato recipes sent in

I am sure that everyone that cooks uses tomatoes in many of their recipes. From now until Sept. 14, I need you to send me your favorite recipes that use tomatoes. Since Milam County is the historical birthplace for Girls Tomato Clubs in Texas (Girls 4-H), it is only fitting that we collect recipes using tomatoes and have them available during National 4-H Week in October.

Send me your recipes for casseroles, salads, side dishes, etc. Make sure you label your recipes with your name and address. Also, let me know if you were a former or current 4-H member in Milam County or Extension Education Association Club Member (Home Demonstration Club Member).

Anyone is welcome to submit your recipes, you can mail or stop by the Milam County Extension Office at 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron, Texas 76520 or email If you email a recipe, please put tomato recipe on the subject line. If you have questions, please give me a call at 254- 697-7045.

Here is a favorite recipe that my sister Chris Holcombe and I make for lots of occasions. You will also note that we each have our take on the recipe. Enjoy both ways and don’t forgot to submit your tomato recipes.

Green Chili Casserole By Chris Holcombe

2 lbs. lean ground beef 2 medium onions, chopped fine 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 large package corn tortillas 1 lb. cheddar cheese, grated 2 cans tomatoes with green chilies (mild) 2 cans cream of chicken soup Optional Flavors: Cheryl Walker uses cream of mushroom soup in the place of cream of chicken soup and one can of chilies and one can of garlic/onion tomatoes in place of the 2 cans tomatoes with green chilies. This is a little milder. Brown ground beef, onions and garlic. Drain off grease in large skillet. Add tomatoes and chicken soup. Do not add water. Bring to a simmer. In a 9x13-inch casserole dish (greased), make a layer of half of corn tortillas. Top with half of meat mixture and then top with half of cheese. Top with another layer of tortillas, then meat, and then cheese. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly and cheese melts.

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