Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Horseshoe Hamburger Casserole

The Capitol of Illinois is Springfield, home of the Abraham Lincoln presidential Library. It is also known for a signature dish called Horseshoe Hamburger. What we have here is simply the same idea done as a casserole.

With a few slight changes to the official recipe this easy to put together dish could just be the right creation for the next pot luck dinner or game day meal. As always, play with it and make it your own.

1 bag of loose hash browns
1 lbs ground beef
½ cup minced onion
¼ cup panko bread crumbs
1 can condensed cheese soup
3 slices American cheese, cut up
½ cup non fat half & half
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1tbs yellow mustard
1 egg

Mince up the onion, mix it into the ground beef along with the bread crumbs and favorite seasonings, (salt & pepper) Let sit in a large bowl for at least 15 minutes.

Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish and preheat the oven to 400.

Use a small scoop to fashion meatballs that are about 1½ inches across. Dipping your fingers in water will help. Now press each one out in your hands and place on a baking rack or broiler tray. Cook under the broiler for about 5 minutes per side, they will cook quickly so keep an eye on them. And pull the tray out to wait while the hash browns cook.

Let them get crispy. Spoon into the baking dish as they are done. It might take two skillets full as you don't want to crowd them.

As they finish, spread them in the bottom of the baking dish.

When that layer is finished, Place the little hamburgers on top of the potatoes.

In a bowl mix the soup and half & half.

Stir in 1 tbs yellow mustard and 1 egg. Make sure that is mixed in well.

Pour this over the top of the dish and sprinkle with the shredded cheese.

Bake at 400 for about ½ hour or until the hamburgers reach 170 degrees and the cheese is bubbly and starting to turn brown.

Serve this with a simple side dish. While the original was served on thick toast with a bed of french fries, the hash browns make a less fat alternative.

For our music tonight how about:

Have a wonderful year!

To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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