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I just love this recipe. I've never written it down and I hope this is pretty close, because I always just make it by heart. As a child I always demanded this during Thanksgiving and Xmas. It's a savory and delicious side dish anytime. UPDATE: Just went home to Michigan and found copy my grandmother wrote down and this recipe is EXACT! It's scaled down 1/3 so make double and triple this recipe if you have a large family, because I GUARANTEE they'll love it!
- Heat oven to 350°F (unless stuffing in a turkey or chicken, cook as usual for a stuffed bird).
- In a small sauce pan add half the onions, all the celery, all the potato and all the broth and water. Bring to a boil and cook around 10-15 minutes or until potatoes, onions and celery are nice and soft. Mash with a potato masher until vegetables are mashed into fine pieces.
- In a frying pan brown ground beef with the other half of the onion. Drain about half of the fat. Add garlic salt, sage and pepper.
- In a large bowl add beef mixture, vegetable liquid, egg and torn pieces of wheat bread. Mix until combined. If too dry you might need to add a little more water or you can use beef broth.
- Pour mixture into a casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes or until nice and brown.
This is just what I've been looking for. My mom used to make it and it was my favorite. She'd put it in our back hall (it was like a fridge) and I'd sneak back there and dig in every chance I got. I don't remember her adding the potato but I made this recipe last Thanksgiving and it tasted just like mom's. Glad it was still on here!