Aunt Dot's Wild Rice Casserole
1 ˝ lbs. ground chuck
1 clove garlic
1 med. onion
˝ half bell pepper
1 cup chopped celery
2 small cans tomato sauce (or 1 large)
1 ˝ tsp. salt
pepper to taste
1 box wild rice, either 4 or 6 oz. size
American cheese, grated (about 3/4 - 1 lb.)
Cook wild rice according to directions on box. This usually takes about
Sauté onion, garlic, bell pepper, and celery in a little margarine.
Remove to a dish. Brown meat in same pan. Drain off the fat. Add back
onions, etc. Add tomato sauce, salt, pepper and cooked, drained wild
rice. Stir and mix.
Put a layer in a large casserole dish. Add some grated cheese. Add
another layer of meat, more cheese, etc. Finish w/cheese on top.
Sprinkle with paprika.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees about 35-40 minutes.
From the Dorothy T. Hice collection, via Nana’s Kitchen (B. Rembert)
Feb. 22, 2001