Monday, August 3, 2009

Hamburger Potato Casserole - a hearty "man meal"

I made this for dinner tonight, and my husband LOVED it and called it a "hearty man meal." He ate so much of it, he lay on the floor for a few minutes to recuperate!

1 lb. ground beef
3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into ¼” slices
4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into ¼” rounds
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1/3 cup dry white rice
salt to taste
black pepper to taste
½ tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cloves garlic
2 pinches dried rosemary leaves
½ tsp thyme
1 cup allergy friendly spaghetti sauce
1 cup fresh peas (or thawed frozen)

Brown the hamburger and half of the onion with salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, cayenne, and garlic in a skillet and drain off the grease. Combine all ingredients (except peas) in crock pot and stir well. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours. Add peas in the last hour.

This recipe was adapted from M. Kaeter's, "Dinner-a-Day Slow Cooker" cookbook (p.182).
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