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4-H Corn Special Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 1. In a large skillet, brown beef and onion; drain. Stir in rice, tomatoes, corn, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional 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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kimb0 User ID: 7108367 224065
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2015

"I liked this--the family didn't."

sashcroft User ID: 6874355 7301
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2012

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

Donna_W User ID: 190124 2824
Reviewed 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."

stevennicole User ID: 2190603 9350
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2011

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

Cat & Nat User ID: 4878271 8136
Reviewed 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."

sunflwerchick User ID: 4096152 6632
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2009

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

tender63 User ID: 1241543 7378
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2008

"I want to try this but leave replace the rice for pasta see how it goes.. thanks Cathy south dakota"

lmurphy User ID: 1325984 7270
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2008

"This was a simple dish to prepare and really had great flavor. It has been added to my recipe collection and will be made again."

hearthside User ID: 3077730 6979
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2008

"May leave out Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and crackers. Use diced or crushed tomatos. Maybe add picante sauce per Andrea."

magnetqueen User ID: 1233025 12290
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2008

"looks yummy"

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