Layered Shipwreck Casserole With Ground Beef

Browning Ground Beef for a Casserole
Browning Ground Beef for a Casserole. Colin Erricson/Getty Images
    195 min

This ground beef casserole has long been a popular family recipe, and it's a cinch to prepare and bake.  As you can tell by the name, it's a "dump" type of casserole, made with layers of rice, potatoes, ground beef, and vegetables. 

Feel free to omit the potatoes and add more carrots or another vegetable, such as green beans or corn. I add a can of diced tomatoes with juice along with the tomato soup and cut the water to 3/4 cup.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • paprika
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 medium potatoes sliced
  • 1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef, at least 85%
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 cup boiling water

How to Make It

    1. Butter a 2 1/2-quart baking dish. Heat the oven to 300 F (150 C/Gas 2).
    2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the ground beef, stirring, until browned and no longer pink.
    3. Sprinkling each layer lightly with salt, pepper, and paprika, layer the onions, the ground beef, then the sliced potatoes, rice, carrots, and celery.
    4. Combine condensed soup with the boiling water and pour over casserole.
    5. Cover and bake at 300 F for 3 hours.