Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a one dish meal that was my favorite when I was kid. I ate it with cold cottage cheese on the side. I think the casserole was served too hot for me and the cottage cheese cooled it down and added a bit of cheese. This was a recipe my Gramma obviously made - hense the name. I wish I could say that my kids loved it as much as I did but for some reason they just don't like many foods mixed together yet. My sister-in-law is from Scotland and she said it reminds her of foods she ate when she was a kid. My Grampa's family was from Scotland so maybe it was something his Mom made - I guess I will never really know since they aren't around to ask any more. My Dad was the one who alwaysalways said that the key to anything with tomato sauce was to add a little bit of sugar. I don't do this anymore but left it in the recipe because it was my Dad's contribution.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground chuck, drain grease and set aside.
  2. Cut up vegetables - thinly slice the potatoes (make sure they are evenly sliced so that they cook evenly) dice the onion, and cut up carrot and celery.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the beef, vegetables and tomato sauce, rice and sugar.
  4. Pour all the ingredients into a 9 x 13 inch glass casserole. Cover with tin foil and bake for about an hour in a 350 degree oven - or until the vegetables are done.


Most Helpful

My husband and 2 teens rated this one of the worst all-time meals I've ever put together. Sorry to have put in the time and cost of ingredients. Baking took much longer than recipe called for. Now, what to do with the leftovers?!

bluejeans2 March 04, 2009

Thanks for sharing. I make something similar to this only I like medium egg noodles in this instead of rice. I'll have to try it with rice now as well. Oh, I also used canned diced tomatoes instead of sauce. Thanks again.

bbranson44 February 28, 2009

My mother used to make this same recipe for us when I was very young. She called it "One Dish Meal". It was easy for a busy working mother to make and we always enjoyed it. I think I'll make it for dinner. :) February 24, 2009

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