Recipe: Shipwreck Casserole

Sometimes I wonder how recipes get named. There are some really odd ones out there including this one. I mean, Shipwreck. It isn't exactly an appetizing name. Actually, it's a recipe that my mom made for me as a kid. Don't you just love recipes that call out a happy memory from your childhood? This one sure does for me. This meal screams comfort food. So, without further ado, here is the recipe.

5 potatoes, thinly sliced
1/2 - 1 medium onion, chopped
1 lb. ground beef
salt & pepper to taste
1 can tomato soup (+1/4 can water)
2 cans of pork & beans
Approx. 1 pat of butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a greased 9x13 baking dish place a layer each of sliced, raw potatoes, onions, raw ground beef, and beans. Layer again. Combine the water and tomato soup. Pour over ingredients. Add salt, pepper, and put 5-6 dabs of butter in random spots on the top. (I also like to add salt and pepper after the meat layer so it can get throughout the dish.) 
Bake for 1 to 1.5 hours. I bake it until the potatoes are tender 
And the meat looks cooled through. 

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