Texas Hash (Original Recipe)

“Another staple casserole for families. Have it ready to pop in the oven after work for a quick, hearty meal. I had to revise this when I learned I was allergic to tomatoes. (See: Texas Hash – Revised Recipe)” – Calla Ferre

“We had this a lot growing up. We always used rice in this recipe. ” – April Ferre

Texas Hash (Original Recipe)

Course: Main Courses – Beef, Main Courses – Casseroles


  • 3 Large Onions Sliced
  • 1 Large Green Pepper Minced
  • 3 Tablespoons Fat
  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 2 Cups (#1 Tall Can) Cooked Tomato
  • 1 Cup Minute Rice or 2 Cups Noodles
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Cup Cheese Grated (Optional)


  • Cook onion and green pepper in fat until onions are yellow. Add and fry ground beef until mixture falls apart. Drain off any fat.
  • Stir in tomatoes, rice or noodles, chili powder, salt and pepper. Pour into greased 2-quart (8-inch) casserole dish.
  • Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, removing cover for last 15 minutes of bake time and topping with grated cheese. Serve hot. Makes 6 servings.

1950 Recipe – Jean Hansen – Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook, 1950

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