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Retro Dinner: 7-Layer Casserole

Pretty much the only work involved in making this one-dish meal is chopping onion and pepper, and opening some cans. It does require a total of one and a half hours of baking time, so it's probably not a good option for dinner after a long workday.

This recipe is from the 1950s.

Retro recipe casserole

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Then layer these ingredients in a 2-qt. baking dish with a tight-fitting lid:

  • 1 cup rice, uncooked
  • 1 cup canned whole kernel corn, drained
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour 1 8-oz. can Hunt's Tomato Sauce and 1/2 can water over first two layers.
  • 1/2 cup each finely chopped onion and green pepper
  • 3/4 lb. uncooked ground beef, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • Pour second can of Hunt's Tomato Sauce and 1/4 can of water over everything
  • Cover with four strips of bacon that have been cut in half

Cover the dish and bake at 350˚F for 1 hour. Uncover and bake about 30 more minutes. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Click here for another one-dish meal recipe from the 1950s.

Via Kitchen Historic


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OMG! My mother really did make this! I'd forgotten about it until I came to your site!

I'm putting the ingredients on my grocery list right now.


Eq8, so glad you've been reunited with an old treat from childhood.

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