Ranch Style Hash — Recipes on a Budget
After K and I got married, it didn’t take long for me to learn that our ideas of what comprised a stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal were a ways apart.
We’re talking the Grand Canyon of ideological rifts.
I have since learned that Wisconsin cooking is all about meat, cheese, and potatoes. And more meat. And more potatoes.
Before my mid west friends are up in arms, I need to share with you that I know this is not true of all in the mid west. That some of you like a nice big salad full of fresh veggies.
All kidding, and 30 pounds aside. I’ve learned that meat, cheese, and potatoes are pretty danged good!
I’m sharing with you K’s mother’s Ranch Style Hash. Though it doesn’t have potatoes, it’s Wisconsin to the heart!
K even cooked it for us today. I’m such a lucky girl!
Ranch Style Hash
1 lb hamburger, browned and drained
3 1/2 cup tomatoes (or one can diced tomatoes in juice)
1 chopped green pepper
1/2 cup onion
3/4 cup uncooked rice (not minute) — we used brown so needed to cook this a little longer
1/4 tsp basil
1/2 tsp salt
dash of pepper
pinch of garlic
Simmer all ingredients in a large frying pan for 25 minutes, then top with cheese until melted.
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