Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Texas Hash

Fall is definitely here in East Tennessee and I am loving it!! Nice, crispy days and really cooooool nights! My kind of weather. :) The leaves are just beginning to turn now. Here's a picture of the small Dogwood tree in our front yard....With the coming of cooler weather, our meals begin to change. We go from lighter meals in the summertime to cooler, heartier casseroles or soups and stews in the fall and winter. Texas Hash is just that...a hearty meal. It's a good ol' standby in our home because it takes very few ingredients that are almost always in my pantry or freezer.

I made this today for dinner. The recipe calls for cheddar cheese on top, but I substituted just plain ol' sliced cheese because I was out of cheddar. Here's the recipe:

Texas Hash

  • 1 lb ground beef, cooked & drained
  • 1 quart tomatoes
  • 3 TBSP chili powder, or to taste
  • 3/4 cup rice
  • diced onions
  • diced green peppers (optional)

Brown ground beef and drain. Combine all ingredients together and place in a lightly greased 2 qt. baking dish. Cover and bake for 1 hour at 350. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven until cheese has melted. That's it.

You can even add a few veggies like corn and peas if you like. Just be sure to drain them first! :)


anne m. said...

this seems like a great idea! Do you eat it on buns/bread or as the main dish when done? I could easily see it either way. Gonna have to try this later in the week. Thanks! =)

Samantha said...

Your dogwood is so pretty !
The hash sounds and looks delicious, love soup and chile
in the fall.

~ Blessings to you my sweet friend.

Alea said...

I love that this is naturally gluten free. I don't have to make any alterations. Yay!

Trica (Tree' - ka) said...

I make Texas Hash quite often! I made it more often when my children were home - they loved it! I got the recipe out of an old Betty Crocker cookbook.

ChaChaneen said...

I remember our Dogwood tree when growing up. I always like it in the spring when it would bloom, so pretty!

I'm thinking your Hash would be tasty with Tater Tots, omit the rice. Mmmmm

Lori said...

Anne M, we've never eaten it with buns, but I will say it's pretty good in a tortilla wrap! :) Yum! It pretty well serves as a main dish for us.

Samantha, we love soup and chili in the fall too! Oh so good! We had both this week. :)

Alea, gluten free! I hadn't even thought of that! Thankfully we don't have to worry about that...God bless you with the extra effort you have to put into cooking for your daughter. Must be challenging???

Trica, so this is an old Betty Crocker recipe? I first found it in an older church cookbook.

ChaChaneen, oh tater tots would probably be scrumdillyicious. :) If you try it, let me know.

Domestically Inclined said...

My oh my that looks delicious! Yes the Fall days bring on much "heartier" meals around here as well. I just love the taste of the bell pepper in meals like this, and even in my spagetti or lasagna sauce. I looks like it would make great stuffed bell peppers as well. Gluten free is always nice! Although the sound of this wrapped in a tortilla sounds very nummy! I guess you could use gluten free wraps too. Sounds like you and yours are enjoying the Fall as well.
Thanks so much for the recipe, I will have to try it soon.

TammyLee said...

I love Dogwood trees. They are so pretty when blooming.

Have you read the "Legend of the Dogwood" poem?

I wonder if I could substitute pasta (shells or elbows) for the rice??

Lori said...

Domestically Inclined, oh it would make wonderful stuffed peppers!! :) Great idea!

TammyLee, I have read the Legend of the Dogwood. I love that!! And yes, I'm sure you could substitute pasta for the rice. It would probably be great...I have just never thought to do it! :)

artseymom said...

just made the texas hash--ohmygoodness, its good! and the husband and boy approve, too! going to add this into my rotation!

Lori said...

artseymom, thank you so much for letting me know you tried it and liked it. Hey...if the husband and boy approve, you've got it made!! It's a keeper. :)

Mama Sewing said...

I think I'll try this tonight, it looks so yummy!

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