- 4 or 5 potatoes, peeled and sliced
- 3 carrots, peeled and sliced or 2
cups frozen mixed vegetables
- 1/2 cup dry white rice
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
First prepare your vegetables. Oil a
large three quart casserole. Layer the
potatoes into the bottom of the casserole.
Next add the carrots or frozen vegetables.
Sprinkle over the rice, and then the onion.
Separate off small bits of the raw hamburger
and arrange it over the onion. Sprinkle the
salt and pepper over hamburger. Press all of
the ingredients down evenly. Pour the
tomatoes over the top. Cover the casserole
with tin foil and bake at 325° for 2-1/2 to
3 hours. Yes, 3 hours. The meat is raw, and
the carrots and potatoes and rice take a
good while to soften up, making a long
cooking time necessary. So just let the
casserole sit in the oven for 3 full hours
and then it will be done. It makes the house
smell good while it cooks. When it is done,
take it out of the oven. Remove the tin foil
and let the casserole cool a little bit.
This will serve 6 people. All this dish
really needs is muffins and a green salad to
go with it. For dessert serve a nice cake,