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I normally don't cook foods in the microwave, but this meal is the exception! The flavorful combination of ground beef and sausage makes it unique. We like it a lot. --Carol Rydman, Midland, Michigan
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

Crumble half of the beef into a 2-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Layer with half of the potatoes, carrots and onion. Sprinkle with half of the thyme, salt and pepper. Repeat layers. Pour water over top. Cover and microwave at 70% power for 16 minutes. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Spoon over beef mixture. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 5-7 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Heat 30 seconds longer. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Sausage Hot Dish in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p171

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 358 calories, 23g fat (12g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 730mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein.

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Crumble half of the beef into a 2-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Layer with half of the potatoes, carrots and onion. Sprinkle with half of the thyme, salt and pepper. Repeat layers. Pour water over top. Cover and microwave at 70% power for 16 minutes. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Spoon over beef mixture. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 5-7 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Heat 30 seconds longer. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Sausage Hot Dish in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p171

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