Casserole-Mother’s Tomato Rice Meat Pie

Mother’s Tomato Rice Meat Pie

1 lb. groud beef ( I use gr. turkey for leaner version)

1/4 cup green pepper, chopped

1 small onion, chopped

1/2 cup dry bread crumbs

salt and pepper to taste

2 cups tomato sauce

1 1/3 cups minute rice

1 cup water

1 cup cheddar cheese grated

1.  Combine beef, pepper, onion, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup tomato sauce. 

Mix well.  Pat into bottom and sides of a greased 9 inch square pan.

2.  Combine remaining tomato sauce, rice, water, and 1/2 cup cheese.  Spoon mixture into meat shell.  Cover and bake at 350 degrees. for 25  minutes. Top with remaining cheese. 

Bake ,uncovered 10-15 minutes longer.

P.S.  I used an 8 x 8 glass square dish and I lined it with foil.

Makes 4-6 large servings, not 12.

Addendum:   In 2009, I was new to blogging and not aware of the rules to writing; for months I was hesitant until I learned that there was editing. 

Source:   From Amish and Mennonite Kitchens

                  Copyright 1984

This cookbook was borrowed from my mother’s bookshelf -she enjoyed preparing many of these recipes.

I served it with fresh spinach that was sauteed on an iron pan with olive oil and garlic.  Added fresh squeezed limon juice to serve.

Chilly Day Soup

Chilly Day Soup                                               Makes 6-8 servings

1 large carrot

2 cups water

2 large onions

1 quart diced potatoes

2TBSP rice

1/3 cup macaroni

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

2 cups milk

2 TBSP butter


1.  Chop carrotand cook in 2 cups water.

While cooking,chop onions

2.  When carrot is partially cooked, add onions, potatoes, rice, macaroni,salt, and pepper.  Add enough water to cover and cook until tender.

3.  Add milk and butter and heat thoroughly.


1.  Add two cups chicken brothin place of milk and butter.

2.  Add 1 cup cooked meat to soup when milk is added.

Recipe from cook book: From Amish and Mennnite Kitchens 

by Phyllis Pellman Good  and Rachael Thomas Pellman  c. 1984.

P.S.  I made a notation in the book that I read this recipe on 072208 on day 7 of a summer heat wave.  Guess I was dreaming of colder days.

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