Six-Layer Dinner

Danielle B
By Danielle B Latest Reply 2010-09-12 04:28:50 -0500
Started 2010-08-27 19:37:25 -0500

Six-Layer Dinner

1 lb lean hamburger
4 med potatoes (peeled and cut into ¼ inch slices)
Large carrots (scraped and cut into ¼ inch slices)
1 onion (peeled and sliced into ¼ inch slices)
1 green pepper (cut into ¼ inch slices)
1 can (16 oz) whole tomatoes (undrained and chopped)
¼ tsp pepper
1/8 tsp dried basil

Cook hamburger in large ovenproof skillet until browned. Drain well and pay meal dry with paper towel. Wipe skillet with paper towel. Layer beef, carrots, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, and onion in skillet. Sprinkle with pepper and basil. Cover with lid and bake at 350 for 45 minutes.


You get some good fiber out of this one. Plenty of vegetables to offer variety and you can add or subtract the amounts of certain veggies to make up the recipe. Use the leanest hamburger available at your grocers. When you drain your meat, use hot or boiling water to rinse the meat to help remove the fat that cooking extracted. Carb content is about 1 serving (15 g) and there are about 150 calories in one serving of ½-3/4 cup. Throw together and leave in oven kind of dinner for the nights you do not feel like watching the pot boil.

9 replies

Elrond 2010-09-12 04:28:50 -0500 Report

I made this and found it really delicious. My roommate, however, isn't especially fond of tomatoes so I substituted vegetarian vegetable soup. It probably raised the carb count a little but the taste was excellent. In mine, though, the potatoes and carrots didn't cook as well as I'd like so I believe I'll have them spend a few minutes in the microwave before putting it all together next time.

Kaiyle 2010-09-12 04:04:32 -0500 Report

Now this is the kind of meal that will stick to your ribs. A great hearty and fulfilling dish!!! Thanks Danielle for this submission.

RAYT721 2010-08-28 05:28:14 -0500 Report

Thanks, Danielle! It's great to get some new recipes to try especially healthier ones. Big hugz!!!

Harlen 2010-08-27 20:45:51 -0500 Report

mmmmm yummmmy
Wish I was able to eat that mmmmmmmmm
Best wishes

judylynn4168 2010-08-27 20:53:18 -0500 Report

yes you can just porchen it right for you (chicken or turky)

Danielle B
Danielle B 2010-09-01 12:28:38 -0500 Report

The only thing that doesnt always work for substituting chicken and turkey for the hamburger is when you do not get enough iron. Red meat and dark leafy greens are the best sources of iron so we all need some but it does not take much if on regular basis. Unfortunately I eat too much chicken and am having to eat more red meat now and take an iron supplement bc I became anemic in June. So a little lean and well drained hamburger is not that bad. The potatoes are about the only thing that you should wwatch your portions on. The rest are non carb counting foods.You can leave out the potatoes if you like but just add some other veggies to make up the recipe. If interested you could add something as simple as some fresh spinach leaves or mushrooms. New and different flavors!

Danielle :)

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