Source of Recipe
firstname.lastname@example.org Jul 30, 2004
I have cooked the following casserole for my family and for a bowling pot-luck dinner, and it was a success both times.
List of Ingredients
2 lb. ground beef
2 c. chopped green bell pepper
1 c. chopped onion
2 pounds frozen Southern-style hash-brown potatoes, thawed
2 cans (8-oz. each) tomato sauce
1 c. water
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried basil, crumbled
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 pound pasteurized process American cheese, thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook and stir beef in large skillet over medium heat until crumbled and brown, about 10 minutes; drain off fat.
Add bell pepper and onion; cook and stir until tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in potatoes, tomato sauce, water, tomato paste, salt, basil, and black pepper.
Spoon half of mixture into 13x9x2-inch baking pan or 3-quart baking dish; top with half of cheese. Spoon remaining meat mixture evenly on top of cheese.
Cover pan with aluminum foil.
Bake 45 minutes.
Cut remaining cheese into decorative shapes; (I just made
triangles); place on top of casserole. Let stand loosely covered until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.
Makes 8-10 servings.