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4-H Corn Special

Donetta Brunner of Savanna, Illinois traces this hearty main dish back to a 4-H cooking project. "I liked the recipe immediately, and it has traveled through the years with me to become a favorite with my children and husband, too. The only change I've made to the original is to add extra seasonings."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups seeded chopped fresh tomatoes or 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups fresh, frozen or canned sweet corn
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup crushed saltines
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  • In a large skillet, brown beef and onion; drain. Stir in rice, tomatoes, corn, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce.
  • Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine cracker crumbs and butter; sprinkle on top. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 256 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.

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  • gunslinger
    Nov 1, 2020

    We thought this was very tasty! Very economical and a good way to use some of my garden corn I had frozen using the freezer sweet corn recipe.

  • kimb0
    Apr 3, 2015

    I liked this--the family didn't.

  • sashcroft
    Sep 23, 2012

    I use this same meat mixture, but place the meat inside bell peppers. My family loves it!

  • Donna_W
    Dec 16, 2011

    I also added a bit of garlic powder. It was a very good gluten free meal with the saltines excluded. I served tortilla chips with it for the needed crunch.

  • Medic 716
    Oct 20, 2011

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  • stevennicole
    Aug 5, 2011

    We've been making this for years now and still enjoy it.

  • ljoberle
    Dec 18, 2010

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  • Cat & Nat
    Feb 14, 2010

    This tasted great! My husband loved it. We got about 3 meals out of this. Very economical. Filling and sits on your stomach well. The only change I made was adding a little over a tsp of garlic powder - because we love garlic on everything. Definitely making this again.

  • mommyto3boys
    Sep 29, 2009

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  • sunflwerchick
    Jun 17, 2009

    Great quick meal!! It's a meatloaf casserole. My three kids loved it! I added this one to my recipe box.