When our church cookbook was revised a couple years ago, this was included among the favorites.
My husband and I are retired farmers. Our main crop was wheat, and we also raised three daughters and a son. We began growing beans when our son joined the operation. These days, our home is on 1 acre—the lawn, trees and a very small garden keep us busy. The truth is we sometimes have to make the time to do the things we want to do!
I've been extra busy since our baby daughter was born a few months ago. That's why this easy-as-pie main dish is filed at the front of my recipe box! My husband really likes its Western flavors of beef, corn and wheat…especially since we raise the last two ingredients here on our family farm! —Deb Poitz, Fort Morgan, Colorado
A lot of wild rice is grown in our state, and every fall I drive up north to buy some from roadside stands. It always tastes so much better than the commercial brands in the store. This recipe is actually a combination of two recipes I received from friends. I've had many requests for it.
Whenever I have leftover mashed potatoes, this is the recipe I think of first. Not only does it use up leftovers, it's convenient when you need to have supper ready quickly. The men in my family especially enjoy this casserole.
This recipe is not only quick and easy, it's very satisfying and has the best flavor. With its beef and corn combo, I think it's a great example of Midwest cuisine. —Erin Schneider, St. Peters, Missouri