Sunday, January 27, 2008

Six Layer Casserole

Six Layer Casserole
from Hillbilly Housewife

This is a very comfort food dish for us.

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.

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