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Patchwork Beef Casserole

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  Ground beef 2 Pound
  Chopped green bell pepper 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Frozen southern-style hash-brown potatoes 2 Pound, thawed
  Tomato sauce 16 Ounce (Two 8 Ounce Cans)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tomato paste 6 Ounce (1 Can)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Dried basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pasteurized process american cheese 1 Pound, thinly sliced

Cook and stir beef in large skillet over medium heat until crumbled and brown, about 10 minutes; drain off fat.
Add green pepper and onion; sauté until tender, about 4 minutes.
Stir in all remaining ingredients except cheese.
Spoon 1/2 of the meat mixture into 13 x 9 X 2-inch baking pan or 3-quart baking dish; top with 1/2 of the cheese.
Spoon remaining meat mixture evenly on top of cheese.
Cover pan with aluminum foil.
Bake in preheated 350°F oven 45 minutes.
Cut remaining cheese into decorative shapes; place on top of casserole.
Let stand, loosely covered, until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5361 Calories from Fat 3188

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 360 g554%

Saturated Fat 154 g770.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 800 mg266.7%

Sodium 7650.1 mg318.8%

Total Carbohydrates 294 g98.1%

Dietary Fiber 35.1 g140.5%

Sugars 89.7 g

Protein 269 g537%

Vitamin A 188.9% Vitamin C 669.7%

Calcium 273.9% Iron 156.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Patchwork Beef Casserole Recipe