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Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

I have no idea what the word "Salmagundi" is or means. My mom made this from a Better Homes and Garden cookbook. I make it now with brown rice and a little more spice and it's on the family comfort food list. Easy to put together and if I'm really lazy...I skip chopping the onions and green pepper and use frozen ones!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put rice in a un-greased 2 QT casserole dish and sprinkle the first tsp salt and the pepper over the rice.
  2. Pour ONE can of the tomato sauce and the hot water over the rice.
  3. Layer the onions and green pepper next.
  4. Then a layer of crumbled hamburger (you don't have to cook it first).
  5. Sprinkle the hamburger with the second tsp of salt.
  6. Top it off with a layer of the corn.
  7. Mix the chili powder into the other can of tomato sauce and spread on top of the corn.
  8. Lay the bacon strips on top.
  9. Bake covered for 1 hour at 375.
  10. Then uncover and bake 15 min.
  11. more until rice is done and bacon has crisped.
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I saw your review of a saurkraut recipe, looked at your recipes, and saw the name my parents had given their dog... Salmagundi! It means "spicey hash" in, I believe, Old English. I'll be trying this recipe, and maybe offer some to its namesake.