Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Railroad Dinner Deluxe

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When I was young, we often had what my family referred to as Railroad Dinner. It was a go-to meal when money got a little thin before the next payday. Usually it was pretty simple, a pound of ground beef, an onion, a can of tomatoes, and some sliced potatoes.

Tonight I made my own version, needing to use up some brisket we had an abundance of. I added a few extras and came up with my own version of that old sentimental favorite.

Railroad Dinner Deluxe

Layer the following in the order presented in a deep oven proof casserole dish (with a lid)

1 lb lean ground beef, uncooked
1 to 1 1/2 cups leftover brisket or roast
1 onion, chopped
2 celery sticks, chopped
3 pieces of uncooked bacon, chopped
1 large can of baked beans
1 cup small carrots
4 potatoes sliced and layered on top
salt and pepper
1 can diced tomatoes (or Rotel) (optional)
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar
Bake at 375 for 1 1/2 to 2 hours (until potatoes are fork tender)


  1. I'm going to try this today! Sounds yummy and filling, will make some sour cream biscuits to go with it!