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Catholic Recipe: Meat and Potato Squares


  • 1-1/2 quarts evaporated milk
  • 2 quarts soft bread crumbs
  • 3 Tablespoons salt
  • 3 Tablespoons dry mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon thyme
  • 3 cups minced onion
  • 12 pounds ground beef
  • 6 envelopes instant mashed potatoes
  • Details

  • Serves: 48
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: N/A
  • Cost: n/a
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Ground beef and potatoes make this a hearty entree for a large group.


Combine evaporated milk and bread crumbs; allow crumbs to soften. Beat to blend. Combine seasonings; stir into bread mixture. Add onion and ground beef; blend well. Turn into two 17 x 11-1/2 x 2-1/2-inch roasting pans. Bake 1 hour at 375°. Prepare potatoes according to package directions. Spread over meat, making deep swirls with spoon. Brown lightly under broiler. Cut into approximately 2-1/4-inch squares. Makes 48 servings (24 servings to 1 pan).

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
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