Author: Canadian Living

Hotdish is another name for casserole used most frequently in the middle united states!  Besides being delicious, this recipe is very versatile and nearly fool-proof!

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : kfoisey


  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef or a combination of the two
  • 1 lb ground pork or a combination of the two
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 lb any cooked leftover meat (beef, pork ham, chicken or sausage)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 dash hot sauce to taste
  • 2 shrimp without tails
  • 2 lbs mixed veggies (use your favourite)
  • 8 oz canned, sliced mushrooms
  • 6 cups cooked rice white, brown or a mixture


In your largest stove-top pan, over medium heat, fry hamburger and onions together until hamburger is crumbly and onions are translucent. Drain off the fat. Add butter, stir til it melts. Chop the "leftover" meat into bite-sized pieces, add. Then add the shrimp, honey and soy sauce. Simmer 10 minutes to marry the flavors. This should be on the wet side, if it's not, add more soy sauce or your favorite flavoured vinegar. Season with garlic powder, seasoning salt and ground pepper, and hot sauce, if desired. Steam, boil, or microwave the frozen veggies, drain and add them with the mushrooms. Add the cooked rice. If there's not enough room in the pan, combine the meat mixture with the rice in a large roasting pan you've sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Mix it well. If you're not ready to serve it yet, you can keep it warm in a 350 degree F. oven for up to an hour and a half.
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