Shipwreck Casserole: An Old-Fashioned Layered Ground Beef Recipe by Tiffany Zook

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2 years ago
Shipwreck Casserole: An Old-Fashioned Layered Ground Beef Recipe

Take a step back in time this week and serve your family an old-fashioned meal! This vintage recipe for Shipwreck is from Mrs. Martha Hoover on page 124 of the "Weavertown School Family Cooking: A Collection of Amish and Mennonite Recipes." 

You'll need:

  • 2 onions 
  • 2 medium potatoes 
  • 1 pound ground beef, uncooked 
  • 1/2 cup uncooked white rice 
  • 1 cup celery, diced 
  • 1 cup carrots 
  • 1 can (10 ounces) condensed tomato soup (plus a can filled with water) 
  • salt, pepper and paprika 

Here's how to make it:

  1. Butter a casserole dish and layer with sliced onions. 
  2. Add thinly sliced potatoes. 
  3. Over potatoes spread the ground beef. 
  4. Layer with uncooked rice and top with a layer of chopped celery. As each layer is added, season with salt and pepper and paprika, to taste. 
  5. Combine the soup with an equal amount of water and pour over all. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 2 hours. 

For another version of Shipwreck that has kidney beans in it (pictured), visit

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