Equally important is the health benefits of using this type of fry pan. Cooking in cast iron is a great way to introduce trace amounts of iron into one’s diet. Plus, there’s no flaking Teflon to worry about getting into one’s food. Then, on another front, there are economical benefits to cast iron because these pans--except for the enameled variety--cost MUCH less than other kinds of cookware.
Watch out for those biscuit sales lately toting $1 special per can. I have a tendency to stack up on these and keep them for future cooking. Also there have been many sales on ground beef for as low as $2.39 pound at Aldi. Grab up a package of onion soup mix there and you have a great dinner that's affordable and quite yummy.
1 pound of ground beef
1 small onion chopped
1 package of onion soup mix
1 3/4 cups water
2 tsp. corn starch
1 package of provolone cheese slices
1 tube of buttermilk biscuits
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large cast iron 10 inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking beef into crumbles; drain. Mix soup, water, and corn starch. Pour over ground beef. Top with a single layer of cheese slices (or two if your a cheese fanatic).
Bake 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with biscuits. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until biscuits are golden brown.