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7 Layer Dinner

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I made a casserole in the crockpot last night. It’s a recipe from my mom. Very easy. And the crockpot makes it even easier. 

7 Layer Dinner

4 cups sliced potatoes (I used 2 medium red potatoes)
1 large onion, chopped (adjust to your taste…we don’t use this much)
3 cups carrots, sliced
1/3 cup rice (I skipped the rice this time…rice and potatoes is too much starch for me)
1 can peas and juice (I just put in some frozen peas)
1 lb. hamburger (could use 1 1/2 lbs.)
1 can tomato soup (I use homemade)
1 can water

Place all ingredients in greased casserole in order listed. Season with salt and pepper as you layer. Cover. Bake at 350 for about 1 1/2 hours.

*You may need to remove the cover 1/2 way through to get rid of some of the liquid. You can also cut down on the water…I find it’s a little liquidy with that much. And you should reduce the water if you skip the rice.

*I put it all in the crockpot. I added some peppers and frozen corn after the carrots. I cooked it on low for about 9 hours. It could have been done after 6 hours. Or it could have gone longer. I think I’ll skip the water all together the next time I make it in the crockpot. I only did a half can, but it still had plenty of liquid from the veggies and meat as they cooked.


  1. April says:

    OH MY! I was so shocked to see this recipe. This was my mom’s favorite casserole dish over 50 years ago!! (with just a few tweeks). Her peas and carrots were one layer.

    I love the crock pot option and might just make it again after all these years. 🙂

    Six-Layer Dinner (My Mom’s recipe)
    Layer in order in greased casserole:
    1. 4 cups sliced poataoes – sprinkle with salt and pepper
    2. ½ cup uncooked rice.
    3. ¾ lb lean ground beef. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
    4. Layer of Onion slices
    5. 2 cups peas and carrots mixed
    Fill dish ½ full of water. Spread undiluted tomato soup over the top. Bake at 375° – 1 hour.

    For any skeptical people…this is an awesome dish. 🙂


  2. Sara says:

    Thanks for posting in your meal plans! I prepped this for the guys for tonight’s dinner while B and I got out to dinner and a show at the Whiting with some friends!

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