Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Hateful Eight Casserole
Lately, we’ve been going over to a friend’s house for supper and games. We take turns doing the meal and dessert, and I’ve been bringing over some games that we hadn’t played yet to try out. The selection is a bit tricky as there is usually 6 of us, as well as the kids. The last time we were over it was our turn so we brought our Hateful Eight casserole. Truly, it’s a seven layer casserole with an extra layer added because I wanted to be able to turn it into the Hateful Eight version below. The recipe is simple, and easy to modify. It doesn’t have exact measurements so much as it has directions. The original recipe is: In a 9” casserole dish 1. Place 1” layer of raw potatoes sliced thin 2. Layer of onion sliced thin (1 large onion) 3. 1” layer of sliced carrots 4. ¼ cup of raw rice 5. 1 tin peas (drained) or 12 oz. frozen peas 6. Layer of pork sausages (1 ½ lbs) or hamburger 7. 1 can tomato soup diluted with 1 tin of water Bake at 350 degrees F for 2 hours, covered for the first hour. Tip from Mom – I usually make this in a casserole dish and cover with foil wrap for the first hour – hour and a half and then uncover for the last ½ hour. I have made this is a small roaster as well with a lid and uncovered for the last half hour. I have also used frozen peas and carrots or mixed vegetables instead of the layer of carrots and the layer of peas. Our modifications - My wife doesn’t like the onions so she was skimpy on the onion layer. For a dish this size, we added more rice – about a cup. She also doesn’t drain the peas, but we did add a canned corn that we mostly drained. We used a bit over two cans of soup for the topping. We covered it in foil wrap. It did require a bit longer cooking (I don’t believe they preheated the oven) to cook the rice properly.