Monday, June 23, 2008


I bought a copy of the 2008 Farmers Almanac, and came upon a recipe I tried tonight called SHIPWRECK! It is pouring rain here every night lately, and gives the impression anyway of being shipwrecked inside our own house! LOL. lightening, thunder and strong winds and rain outside!
If you happen to own a copy of this book, the recipe is on page 190. It is not vegetarian, but felt led to make and eat it anyway. Maybe I need a bit of B12!!!
Here it is:


1.5 pounds of ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1/2 pound mushrooms, chopped
4 stalks of celery, chopped
2 tsp. garlic, chopped
1.5 cups of water
2 beef cubes or beef boullion
1 28 oz. can of chopped tomatoes
1 cup of red wine (I used Merlot)
2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
2 TBSP Oregano
1 pkg egg noodles
2 cups cheddar cheese

I have adapted the above recipe to the way I made it, which was perfect.

I had to load it all into a roasting pan to fit it...I dont think it would fit in a regular 9 x 13.

First brown the ground beef, and then add onions, celery and green peppers, and saute till soft. Add rest of ingredients, down to and including the oregano. Let bubble while you cook the noodles, then drain noodles and add to meat mixture. Pour into roasting pan and cover with cheese. Bake in oven on 350 for 30 minutes.

It was GOOD!!!!!

After I got it into the oven I drank a big glass of Merlot, and this added a lot of wonderfulness to the whole meal!!!



Cindy said...

Sounds like a yummy, old-fashioned casserole. Perfect for a rainy-day supper. Maybe I'll try about 6 months!

No oven usage in this house until we get a new A/C, or chilly weather returns. Care to take a bet on which will happen first?

Julie said...

Cindy- I am betting on the chilly weather to arrive first... I just have a feeling. LOL. But I could be wrong.....

Tootsie said...

sounds a lot like the meal my dad used to call hash! yes we got a lot of "looks" when we called it that. it is yummy!

Julie said...

Tootsie- I finally realized yesterday (because I rarely use Worcheshire sauce, that IT is the ingredient that makes beef taste so yummy...i think the beef, tomatoes and Worcheshire makes a great combo! I used to make something called Savory beef, and it had it also, and was devine. Sadly I have lost my recipe somewhere.

Teri C said...

Okay, I'm drooling and planning when to make this. It DOES sound delicious!!

Aiyana said...

This sounds good! I don't cook, but I may give this recipe to my husband. He likes to make casseroles. I occasionally make a dish called Wildcat. I've heard it called all kinds of creative names over the years. Basically hamburger, tomatoe sause, onion, macaroni and whatever else one wants to add. I think this got a lot of people through the depression in the 1930s!

Serena said...

Thanks for the recipe, Julie...I'm sure I can veganise it. :)