Recipe by Lawsome
Looking through my great-grandmother's recipe collection, I came upon a newspaper clipping from 1942. During the war-time rationing of meat, Pillsbury put out a recipe for an all-in-one dinner, utilizing their flour, as a means of making meat go further. I've listed the ingredients and instructions as they are found in the original, putting my notes in brackets. Have fun; it's delicious!
Top Review by Heather H.
My grandmother also made this. Not sure if she used this recipe. It is very similar. She use leftover mashed potatoes. Then she would cook a can of stewed tomatoes with a little powdered sugar to put on top after it was cooked. This is still my dad's favorite meal. Thanks for sharing.
- 1 1⁄2 cups ground beef
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 cup celery or 1⁄2 cup carrot, chopped
- 1⁄3 cup onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon green pepper, chopped
- 1 cup sweet potato, cooked and mashed (or Irish potato)
- 2 cups flour, sifted
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon poultry seasoning (optional)
- 1⁄3 cup shortening
- 3⁄4 cup milk
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine meat, salt, pepper, onion, celery or carrots, 2 tbsp butter, and egg; mix well. (Save for use as directed later).
- Add pepper, salt, 1 tablespoons butter, and green pepper [I used chopped jalapenos] to potates; mix well. (Also save for use as directed later).
- Sift flour once, measure; add baking powder, salt and poultry seasoning; sift again.
- Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Add milk; mix until flour is dampened.
- Knead gently on floured board a few seconds.
- Roll out to 15x10 in rectangle.
- Shape potato mixture into roll, about 1 in shorter than width of dough.
- Place on dough; roll as for jelly roll, but only enough to enclose potatoes in dough.
- Spread meat mixture evenly over remainder of dough; continue rolling. Seal edges.
- Place roll in well-greased 9x4 in loaf pan.
- Brush top with milk. Gash top.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes.