“For this recipe you will need.”

  • Leftover bread you have allowed to dry out, or just toast it. Blitz in a food processor.
  • Green pepper. About 1/2 of a pepper chopped finely.
  • Onion. 1/2 large onion chopped to the same size as the pepper.
  • Mushrooms, 6-8 ounces, as above
  • Salt and pepper.. about a T or so of salt, 1/2 T of pepper.
  • 3 Cloves garlic- minced is good enough
  • 2-3 labs ground beef- about a medium lean grade. Don’t use the leanest, it gets too dry.
  • Other spices I now add…. I use hot sauce in the current recipe. I also toss in whichever savory spices that hit my fancy. Play with it. Mrs Dash blends and other blends are awesome in this.
  • Substitutions: I currently use a mix of ground turkey sausage and ground pork. Much cheaper than beef. There are no eggs in this recipe because Mama needs to pay property taxes in a few months.

How to do this:

Okie dokie. Mix the veggies + blitzed bread with the spices, toss it like a demented salad. Throw the ground meat in with everything, and mush it together like mixing playdough colors together. Don’t over mix, you don’t want it tougher than a defiant 15 year old kid.

Okay, I used to use a smaller roasting pan for this, but now prefer cast iron. I put the meat in the pan, and fry it a little on the bottom on the stove top before I whack it in the oven. I lid the thing, and put it in a 400* oven while it is pre-heating.

It is almost done when the internal temp is 165*. Cook uncovered, in the oven. But shut that heat off for it to settle down a little. Serve within an hour with mashed taters and gravy.


I left the eggs out intentionally. I’m not going to mortgage the house for them. I also lefft off the ketchup from the top. It didn’t seem to need it. This is excellent served in sandwhiches the next couple of days with some horseradish sauce.


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