One of my favorite recipes growing up was hamburger-rice casserole.
Actually, Hot Dish.
Because I’m from the North and we have hot dish up here. But the rest of the world uses casserole, so I’ve slowly adapted my lexicon.
Anyhow, this was a favorite, but for some reason not one that I made for my family often.
I did, however make a version when Spud was a baby and I tried to go dairy free for a little while (it didn’t last long), but it was one of my first recipe adaptations and it was a little clunky (I needed to adapt it to make it dairy-free and remove the canned soups (which had dairy)).
Then, I slowly stopped using canned soups in recipes, so again, I just didn’t make this recipe all that often.
The one day it occurred to me, since I start by browning the beef in a skillet anyway, why can’t I make this into a stovetop recipe?