Homemade Organic Cheeseburger Casserole

This recipe was adapted from Betty Crocker’s Dinner in a Dish cookbook.  This is a type of strata.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb. grass-fed ground beef
  • 1/2 cup organic onion, chopped
  • 2 ribs organic celery, chopped
  • 3 – 4 Tbsp. Homemade Organic French’s-Styled Classic Mustard OR Homemade Organic Basic Yellow Mustard (Enough to coat the meat and vegetable mixture)
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt, divided
  • 6 slices of organic or homemade bread (day old is fine, or slightly dry), toasted
  • 1 cup organic cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 pastured egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup organic full-fat milk
  • A few turns of freshly ground organic peppercorn blend
  • 1/8 tsp. organic dry mustard
  • organic pastured butter, to spread on toasted bread
  • Organic sweet paprika, for sprinkling (if desired)

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Toast the bread, if necessary.
  3. Butter both sides of the bread and cut in half diagonally.
  4. Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat; Mix the prepared mustard with the meat mixture and set aside.
  5. Add onions, celery, and 1/2 tsp. salt to the skillet and mix well.
  6. Cook for about 4-6 minutes or until the onions appear transparent.
  7. Grease a 9″ x 9″ pan (I’d suggest using organic pasture butter or home rendered tallow).
  8. Arrange the toast, hamburger mixture, cheese and a sprinkling of salt in alternating layers, starting with the buttered toast.
  9. Mix milk, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 beaten egg, pepper and 1/8 tsp. dry mustard in a bowl; Pour the mixture over the layers in the casserole dish, making sure to coat the bread with the liquid.
  10. Sprinkle with Paprika, if desired.
  11. Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes
  12. Enjoy!

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