Cherokee Cassarole

David Henson


This is a recipe that i got from my aunt marylin from Decatur Al. God rest her soul. She taught me alot about cooking when i was growing up. This is a favorite memory of mine. I hope you enjoy!
I'm not sure why it's called Cherokee casserole but thats what she called it!


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  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 dash(es)
    black pepper
  • 1/2 small
    bay leaf chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 15oz can(s)
    tomato sauce
  • 3/4 c
    chopped onion
  • 1/4 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1 can(s)
    cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 c
    minute rice
  • 2 Tbsp
  • several slice
    deluxe american cheese

How to Make Cherokee Cassarole


  1. Brown ground beef and onions in oil till beef is no longer pink and onions are tender.
  2. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme, tomato sauce, sugar, soup and rice. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer for 5 min.

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Spoon in to a casserole dish and spread evenly. bake for 25 min.
    Then remove and cover with sliced deluxe cheese slices return and bake till cheese melts.

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About Cherokee Cassarole

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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