If you pick up any cookbook and look at the index, you’ll see that some recipes have interesting names. Some recipes have titles that are quite humorous and innovative. It’s always fun to read the recipes to try to figure out how and why the recipe was given the name it has.
The recipe I’m sharing today has a pretty interesting title, too. This recipe is for “Shipwreck Casserole” and in all honesty, I’m not fully sure why it’s called this! The only reason I can come up with is that all the ingredients are piled on top of each other, much like the wreckage from a shipwreck would be. But, I’d like to assure you that while the title has a negative connotation, the dish itself is very good!
This recipe requires the preparer to layer all the ingredients and bake it, so it can’t get much easier than this. This also has a long baking period of 1-1/2 hours at 250 degrees. Though I’ve never tried it, this might work well in a slow-cooker. I would layer the ingredients as the recipe directs and set the unit on “low”, letting it cook 8-10 hours.
This recipe is also very economical. This is another one of those recipes in which the preparer would most likely have all the ingredients already on hand. You’ll see that the recipe calls for ground beef, but as always, ground turkey can be used. I would strongly advise using the ground turkey breast rather than regular ground turkey. The regular ground turkey often contains turkey skin, which indicates more fat and calories.
Speaking of recipes with interesting titles, I gave a recipe sometime ago for a bread that would go well with this casserole, which is for “Charlie Bread.” In case you missed it, here’s the link so you can get it:
Give this recipe with an interesting title a try and discover how its ease of preparation won’t leave you a “wreck”!
2 medium onions, sliced
1 medium potato, sliced
1 pound ground beef
1 medium can (about 14.5 oz) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can tomato soup, undiluted
Brown the ground beef and drain the fat. Layer the bottom of a shallow, greased baking dish, about 2 qt. size, with thinly sliced onion, followed by thinly sliced potatoes. Distribute the beef over the layers of onions and potatoes. Scatter the kidney beans over the beef, then spread the tomato soup over all. Cover the dish and bake at 250 degrees for 1-1/2 hours or until potatoes and onions test done. Serves 4-6.