This recipe was better than it looked! While combining everything I thought ‘what have I done?’ but in the end it turned out pretty good. We served it with mashed potatoes, green beans, and French bread. I used only 1 onion and 1 bell pepper. I can’t imagine two of each. Hubby and I were talking about some of the measurements/times on these recipes and we figure people made them from memory so much that when they wrote them down they weren’t entirely accurate?! I also used olive oil not shortening and one 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes.
Recipe taken from – Heritage Cookbook (1976)
2 large onion, sliced or finely chopped
2 green peppers, finely cut
3 Tbsp shortening
1 lb hamburger meat
1 tsp salt
2 c canned tomatoes
½ c uncooked rice
1 tsp chili powder
¼ tsp pepper
Cook onions and peppers in shortening until onions are yellow. Add hamburger and salt; cook until mixture falls apart. Add tomatoes, rice and other seasoning. Arrange in large casserole. Cover and bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until done. Yield: 8 servings.
Note: In any recipe that calls for cooked hamburger meat I always season it with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and some Tony’s. This adds some seasoning in case the recipe is under seasoned as most are when dealing with hamburger meat I think. And with this recipe I decreased the salt to ¾ tsp since I added some to the beef.
Don’t be intimidated by different – give it a try!!