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patchwork casserole

a recipe by
Sharon Whitley
Houston, TX

this makes enough to take to a pot luck dinner or for company. It's comfort food and filling.

serves 8-10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For patchwork casserole

  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 2 c
    green bell pepper
  • 1 c
    chopped onion
  • 2 lb
    frozen southern-sstyle hash-brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2 can
    (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 c
  • 1 can
    (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried basil, crumbled
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 lb
    pasteurized pricess american cheese, thinly sliced

How To Make patchwork casserole

  • 1
    Cook and stir beef in large skillet over medium heat until crumbled and brown, about 10 minutes; drain off fat.
  • 2
    Add green pepper and onion; sauté until soft, about 4 minutes. Stir in all remaining ingredients except cheese.
  • 3
    Spoon 1/2 of the meat mixture into 13x9x2 inch baking pan or 3 quart baking dish; top with 1/2 of the cheese. Spoon remaining meat mixture evenly on top of cheese.
  • 4
    Cover pan with aluminum foil. Bake in preheated 350 oven 45 minutes. Cut remaining cheese into decorative shapes; place on top of casserole. let stand, loosely covered, until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.