David Smith’s Shipwreck
1 pound lean hamburger, seasoned with salt, garlic powder, and oregano
4 medium or 5 small potatoes sliced.
1 can of drained red kidney beans, or any beans you like
1 small can of whole tomatoes poured over everything
Layer in potatoes to mostly fill the pot. Add beans, and put meat on top. Pour tomatoes over everything. Bake 2 hours at 300-F or 148-C degrees, or all day in a slow cooker on high. You do want lean meat for this, as all the fat ends up in the bottom of the pot.
Contributor’s Note: Why it’s called shipwreck I don’t know. It’s an easy, one-pot-cooks-everything dinner. You can do it either in a casserole pot and oven, or in a crock pot. Crock pots are a great item for helping a single person come home to a hot meal. They are small, cheap, found at garage sales, and don’t pop circuit breakers when used.