Saturday, April 19, 2008

Whole Wheat Hamburger Casserole

I thought that this recipe sounded like a good hardy meal which included a good way to use up those wheat berries. I have yet to try it, so I will have to follow-up on how it ended up tasting. I got this recipe from Meridian Magazine.

Whole Wheat Hamburger Casserole
2 cups whole wheat berries,* cooked
1 clove garlic, minced
1 lb. of hamburger
1 tsp. cumin or oregano
1 cup Onions
1 qt. jar tomatoes or 2 ––16 oz cans diced tomatoes (partially drained)
½ cup Mixed Peppers
1 tsp. chili powder
2 8 oz cans tomato sauce
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 small can chopped olives
2 cups grated Jack cheese
Brown hamburger with onions and peppers in large skillet. Add wheat along with spices. Stir in tomatoes, sauce, and olives. Simmer for 30 minutes. Place in an oven-proof casserole dish, top with cheese, and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. *To make wheat berries simply cook in crock pot on low over night: 2 cups water to 1 cup of wheat .

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