Everyday Mom's Meals: Mr. Pete's Casserole {Review & Giveaway}
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mr. Pete's Casserole {Review & Giveaway}

I promised you some exciting giveaways on EMM for 2012, and today I'm bringing you the first one! We're starting w/ something every home cook can use...pantry staples. Those things you always have on hand that can save your brain from hurting trying to think of things to make for dinner. What's easier than a casserole? I've always said mom's (and dad's too) love casseroles. You throw a bunch of things into a pan, some oven time and supper is ready! When I saw this in the latest issue of Simple & Delicious magazine, I was so excited. One, b/c it looked absolutely 100% tasty, and two, I knew it was the perfect dish to try one of the 2 new products I was waiting to review. Adam's family has been using another Cajun spice for years and they put it on everything from hamburgers, to baked potatoes. (Out of respect for this other company, I will not mention the brand by name. But if you live in the northern part of the US, I will give you a hint....It's usually the only one you can find in your grocery store.) So I was extra psyched to try a new Cajun Seasoning, brought to me, and now you, from our friends at Mr. Pete's Cajun Spices.


Mr. Pete's is a family owned operation that operates out of Houma, Louisana. They have been producing and selling Cajun seasonings since 2006. I love using "homemade" products, especially those from family-owned businesses. Their Cajun spice is definitely something I'll continue to have in my pantry for every day seasoning purposes. It has great flavor, and if I do say so, better flavor than the nationally known one we usually buy, and was PERFECT in this casserole.


Mr. Pets offers a variety of products (come back tomorrow to see what I did w/ another one of them) to make your next meal as authentically Cajun as possible!

Cajun Beef Casserole from Simple & Delicious
1 pkg. (8.5oz.) corn muffin/bread mix
1 lb. ground beef
2 14.5 cans diced tomatoes, drained
2 c. frozen mixed veggies, thawed
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
1-2 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
2 green onions, chopped (I used 4)

Prepare corn bread mix according to package directions. Spread into a greased 11x7 baking dish.Cook beef in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain. Add tomatoes, vegetables, tomato paste and seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Pour over top of batter. Sprinkle w/ cheese. Bake uncovered @ 350 for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Sprinkle w/ onions.
*NOTE* Adam thought the tomato flavor was a little over powering. So next time I will leave out the tomato paste.


Shared on Lady Behind The Curtain Jan. 25, 2012
Shared on Newlyweds Blog Jan. 25, 2012 
Shared on This Chick Cooks Jan. 25, 2012
Shared on Miz Helen's Country Cottage Jan. 26, 2012


The lovely folks at Mr. Pete's has kindly provided me w/ 3 sets of products. One to use and review from my own kitchen and 2 for a two lucky fans to win and use.

Rules:
This contest open to US residents 18 years or older ONLY.

All comments act as entries and MUST be accompanied by an EMAIL ADDRESS. Any chosen comment w/o an email will not be considered.

2 winners will be chosen by Random.org, notified on EMM, Facebook, and have 48 hours to respond to claim the prize. If not, another winner will be chosen. (2) Winners will receive: 

(1) Cajun Seasoning 
(1) Bag Seasoned Cajun Fish Fry

Contest Ends February 3, 2012 12am EST

Okay, now onto the GIVEAWAY!!!



Mandatory Entries:

1. Leave a comment telling me the spice/herb that you can't live without!

2. Must "Like" Mr. Pete's Cajun Spices on Facebook. Leave a comment when you have.

Extra Entries:

1. Like EMM on Facebook. Leave a comment when you have. 

2. Visit Mr. Pete's Cajun Spices website and look around. Tell me another product you would like to try.

Good Luck!!!

Disclaimer: Mr. Pete's provided me w/ (3) sets of seasoning and fish fry. One to use and two to giveaway. The opinions are all mine. 

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53 comments:

Jessica Martinez said...

I can't live without lemon pepper or garlic powder!

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Jessica Martinez said...

I like Mr. Pete's cajun spices on facebook(Jessica Leigh Martinez).

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Jessica Martinez said...

I like EMM on Facebook(Jessica Leigh Martinez).

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Jessica Martinez said...

I can't wait for the Jambalaya mix to come out!

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Anonymous said...

I'm from Louisiana and I have never seen that seasoning, but I will keep an eye out for it!

Jennifer Turner said...

That casserole looks so yummy! Thank you to Mr. Pete's Cajun spice for sharing this giveaway with us at Www.facebook.com/craftyfridays
The spice I can't live without is garlic salt

M.j. said...

I can't live without my Lawry's seasoning..ciao4now64@yahoo.com

M.j. said...

I like Mr.Pete's on fb..ciao4now64@yahoo.com

M.j. said...

I like EMM on fb...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

Mailbxsfull said...

Have liked both EMM & Mr. Pete's Cajun Spiceon FB. I shared your recipe on my FB page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Recipes-Thoughts/132589346822563
and I would LOVE to try the fish boil!
The spice I couldn't cook with out is def. garlic. Ginger is a close second.
Thank you for the wonderful recipe!!!

Cindy said...

I've been cooking a lot of Spanish inspired dishes lately, so I'm really into homemade taco seasonings.

Cindy said...

I follow Mr.Pete's on Facebook through my blog page, Hun...What's for Dinner?

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Cindy said...

I follow EMM on Facebook through my blog page, Hun...What's for Dinner?
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Cindy said...

I'd love to try the Cajun Fish Fry mix on some fresh walley or pickerel. YUM!! Anxious for the Jambalaya mix too!

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Lillian Child said...

Cinnamon! My MUST have spice. My son thinks there should be a national holiday just for cinnamon. I raised him right (grin).

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Lillian Child said...

I LIKED Mr. Pete's Cajun Spices on Facebook and told him you sent me!

Lillian Child said...

I've LIKED EMM on Facebook!

Lillian Child said...

I visited Mr. Pete's website - the jambalaya product coming soon would definitely be something I would try. We make jambalaya a lot at our house!

Carole said...

My favorite herb is basil. Anything Italian gets basil

Carole said...

My favorite herb is basil. Anything Italian gets basil

Aunt Carla said...

Just "liked" Mr. Pete's Fb page. Interesting ideas...I look forward to visiting it again.

Aunt Carla said...

My favorite herb is the same as Carole's...basil. Especially fresh basil from my garden. I usually grow several types in the summer.

Aunt Carla said...

The Jambalya Mix on Mr. Pete's website looks like a good one to try...I love jambalya!

Pat R said...

I like anything that has Cajun flavors

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Pat R said...

I like Mr. P's on FB

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Pat R said...

I'd love to try the seafood boil of Mr Pete's

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Pat R said...

I already like EMM's on FB

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carolinaheartstrings said...

WE love casseroles! The easiet meal ever and I am always looking for a new one. This one looks fantastic. Come visit us today. We have a tasty jambalya recipe to share.

Kathy Huffman said...

I am a big fan of cajun seasoning so am excited to try this!

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Kathy Huffman said...

I liked Mr. Pete's Cajun Spices on facebook!

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Kathy Huffman said...

I now like EMM on facebook, so glad I found this blog!!

Kathy Huffman said...

I checked out Mr. Pete's site & I would love to try the Fish Fry!

Whoops, forgot my email on my last comment!

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Anonymous said...

I can't live without Garlic!
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Anonymous said...

Oh and I liked Mr. Pete's Cajun Spices

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Anonymous said...

I already like you on Everyday Mom's Meals

Anonymous said...

On Mr. Pete's website I would want the Jambalaya mix as soon as it came out!

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dianne g said...

I have liked EMM on Facebook. I use Lemmon pepper seasoning often.

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dianne g said...

I liked mr Pete's site. I would love to try the shrimp boil.

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Jess! said...

I'd say I always need Herbes de Provence and garlic powder in my cabinet.

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Jess! said...

I have liked Mr. Pete's FB page!

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Jess! said...

I have liked EMM on FB!

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Jess! said...

The 2012 New Years' pack looks like it'd make a great gift!

I'd give it to my parents and invite myself over for dinner...

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Alexis Knowlton said...

I do a lot of cooking and I would say the spice I could not cook without would be sea salt and black peppercorn..
The herb of choice is cilantro.
I have liked EMM and Mr. Pete's Cajun Spice FB pages.
The spice I would like to try would be the Fish Fry

Revonda Dawn said...

I have a huge wall full of spices, we use them all daily. Fresh pepper corns, sea salt, parsley, paprika go in everything. I would like to try the Fish fry!

morchella said...

love my,garlic,orageno,rosemary,thyme,and paprika. i would like to try a fish spice. And I like you and mr. pete's

Anonymous said...

I cannot live without lemon pepper seasoning. I would like to try the oyster seasoning coming out.
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Love your site!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Krista,
This is a great casserole that we would really enjoy. We love a good Casserole in the Winter. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Anonymous said...

Love to try many different but one of my favorites is Creative Seasonings Cajun Swamp Dust! Would love to try this

one frugal lady said...

I can't live without pepper! I love fresh ground pepper!
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Gena said...

I love to use cumin.

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Gena said...

Like Mr. Pete's on FB: Lagean Ellis

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Gena said...

Like EMM on FB: Lagean Ellis

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Gena said...

I'd like to try the seafood boil seasoning.

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