Category Archives: Main Dishes

16th Street Stew

This is from my Grandma Ella. I have no idea how it got that name. 1 1/2 lb. ground beef 3/4 C. diced bacon 2 large onions, diced 1 1/2 t. prepared mustard 1 1/2 T. vinegar salt and pepper … Continue reading

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Barbecued Ground Beef (1954)

1 T. fat 1 lb. ground beef 1 C. onions, sliced 1 C. green peppers, sliced 1 T. sugar 1 T. prepared mustard 1 T. vinegar 1 t. salt 1 C. catsup 1/2 t. ground cloves Melt the fat in … Continue reading

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Beef Stroganoff (1968)

This is another recipe from my Grandma Ella. 1 lb. round steak, cut into thin strips 1/2 C. chopped onion 1 can mushrooms 1 can tomato soup 1/2 C. water 1/2 C. sour cream Dredge meat in flour and fry … Continue reading

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Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

I typically purchase a fully-cooked ham and that will take between 12-15 minutes a pound in a 325 degree oven to properly heat to 160 degrees internal temp. To cook the ham, I put it in a pan with a … Continue reading

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Cheese Franks (1963)

1 lb. (8-10) frankfurters 1 6 oz. roll processed cheese food (pepper, garlic, smoky or bacon flavor) 1 3 oz. pkg. corn chips, coarsely chopped ( about 1 cup) Split frankfurters lengthwise, cutting only about 3/4 of the way through.  … Continue reading

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Chuck Roast in Foil (1966)

1 chuck, round or shoulder roast 1/2 to 1 envelope dry onion soup mix 1 or 2 cans mushroom soup or celery soup Place roast on large piece of aluminum foil; sprinkle with onion soup. Spread mushroom soup on top. … Continue reading

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Corned Beef Hotdish (1961)

1 pkg. egg noodles (8 oz.) 1 can Corned beef 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup 1 can Cream of Chicken soup 1 can milk–use soup can for measuring 1 lb. sharp cheddar cheese onion to taste 1 C. Corn … Continue reading

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Corned Beef Hotdish II (1963)

1 pkg. (7-8 oz.) elbow macaroni, cooked according to directions 1 can corned beef 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 sm. pkg. Velveeta cheese (cheese may be slivered and stirred into soup) Mix well. Bake at 350 degrees for … Continue reading

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Creamed Chicken with Macaroni (1940)

This recipe comes from the Culinary Arts Institute’s “250 Ways to Prepare Poultry and Game Birds”. (1940) 3 T. butter 1 T. flour 3 oz. cream cheese 1 small pimiento, chopped 1 t. salt dash of pepper 1 C. milk … Continue reading

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Egg Roll Hotdish (1968)

1 head chopped cabbage 4 stalks diced celery 1 diced onion 1/4 diced green pepper 2 lb. hamburger 4 T. soy sauce 1 1/2 C. water salt and pepper to taste Brown hamburger. Fry vegetables in a little butter. Mix … Continue reading

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Everyday Meat Loaf (1966)

2/3 C. to 3/4 C. quick cooking oats 3/4 to 1 C. milk 1 1/2 lb. ground beef 1 or 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 C. chopped green pepper (optional) 1/4 C. grated onion 1 to 2 T. salt 1/2 t. … Continue reading

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Flossie’s Hotdish (1950’s)

This recipe is from my aunt Jinny. She first tried it at a bridal shower in the 1950’s. 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef 2 (8 oz.)cans tomato sauce 1 pkg. wide egg noodles, cooked, rinsed in cold water and drained. … Continue reading

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Gridiron Casserole (1968)

This is another recipe from my grandma.  I’m not sure why it was given that name. 4 T. butter 1 medium onion (chopped) 1 Lb. ground beef 1 t. salt 1/8 t. pepper 1 can tomato soup 1 pkg. noodles … Continue reading

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Ground Beef and Rice Hot Dish (1961)

1 lb. ground beef 2 small onions, chopped 1/2 C. Minute Rice 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup 1 can Cream of Chicken soup 2 C. chopped celery 2 C. water Salt and pepper to taste 1 can Chow Mein … Continue reading

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Ground Beef–Grand Style (1963)

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef 1/2 C. chopped onion 1 pkg. Philadelphia Cream Cheese 1 can cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup 1/4 C. milk 1 t. salt 1/4 C. catsup 1/3 C. sliced stuffed olives Brown beef … Continue reading

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Hamburger Hot Dish (1954)

1/2 lb. hamburger 2 C. each potatoes and carrots 1/2 C. rice, uncooked 1 1/2 C. tomatoes 1 onion 1 C. celery Brown hamburger. Add onion, potatoes, carrots and celery which has been cut in small pieces. Add rice and … Continue reading

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Hamburger Hot Dish (Chop Suey) 1968

This was my Grandma Ella’s recipe. 1 C. diced celery 1 C. diced onion 2 lb.s hamburger (browned) 1 can tomato soup 1 can mushroom soup 1 can chop suey vegetables (drained) 1 soup can of water 1 small can … Continue reading

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Hot Cranberry SPAMwich

I haven’t tried this recipe yet but it seemed appropriate for fall and a unique combination of flavors. SPAM slices Bread slices Cheese slices mustard Jellied cranberry sauce Toast a slice of bread on one side under broiler. Cover untoasted … Continue reading

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Macaroni and Meat Casserole (1966)

1 lb. ground beef 1 small onion, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 t. salt 1 t. Worcestershire sauce 1/2 t. pepper 2 cans tomato soup 1 can tomatoes 1/2 lb. cook elbow macaroni Sliced cheese Fry hamburger with onions … Continue reading

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Norwegian Meat Balls

1 1/2 lb. lean ground pork 1/2 lb. ground beef 2 eggs 2 large potatoes, riced and mashed 1 C. milk 1 t. salt 1 C. cream Mix pork and ground beef well, add eggs, potatoes, milk and salt. Form … Continue reading

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