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Deep-Dish Beef Bake Recipe

When tomatoes and green pepper are plentiful in my garden, I slice the tomatoes and chop the peppers, then freeze them on baking sheets. When they're frozen, I put them in heavy-duty bags and store for later use in this casserole.—Karen Owen, Rising Sun, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine biscuit mix and water until a soft dough forms. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with beef, tomatoes and green pepper.
  • 3. In a large bowl, combine the onions, 1/2 cup cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise; spread over top.
  • 4. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until edges are browned. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 321 calories, 22 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 414 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.