Texas Hash

Texas Hash

Texas Hash

Meat, vegetables, cheese & a little crunch - Texas Hash meets all your daily food requirements. Not really… but it definitely did for cowboys on the trails!

This is the third recipe in our series of recipes taken from Trail Boss’s Cowboy Cookbook! This book contains recipes for traditional dishes prepared for cowboys working on the range. These recipes are nothing fancy. They are plain, wholesome and designed to satisfy the appetites of men who spent long hours in the saddle.


I’m going to start by saying that this book is a little vague and leaves some ingredients to the imagination… So if you buy this book and are later looking at this recipe, just know that this is a Hickok Hamburger interpretation & it turned out delicious! So we recommend you follow this recipe!

Before cooking this recipe, please allow plenty of time for thawing your beef! We recommend thawing 1 of 2 ways. Beef thaws best in the refrigerator! For a pound of ground beef, we suggest at least 6 hours of defrost time. Second best option would be thawing in cold water. If your beef is vacuum sealed, you are probably safe to soak the package straight in the water. Otherwise, place your frozen beef in a sealed Ziploc bag for its defrost bath! Change the water out every 20-30 minutes until the meat is fully thawed.

Before you get started, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

This recipe calls for 1 cup of cooked rice. We used brown rice cooked in beef broth (rather than water). Go ahead and start cooking the rice, because this part of the prep will take the longest! Follow the instructions on the bag of rice.

Next, you are going to brown 1 cup of chopped onions in olive oil. Once the onions are about halfway cooked, go ahead and add in 1 pound of thawed ground beef (preferably Hickok Hamburger, of course!). Add a little more olive oil and break up the hamburger. Stir the beef in with the onions and continue to cook until all the pink is gone from the meat. Once cooked through, sit the beef mixture aside until rice is finished cooking.

Alongside your beef and onions, in a large skillet, simmer diced tomatoes, tomato soup, green bell peppers & celery for the remainder of the rice’s cook time. By the time the rice is finished, the peppers and celery should be soft. 

Once your rice is fully cooked, turn off the heat on the vegetables & add in the beef & onion mixture. Season generously with salt & pepper to taste and 1 tsp of chili powder. Add the rice into the skillet, then mix all of these ingredients together evenly. 

Next, put your meat, veggie & rice mixture in a medium sized casserole dish. Cover the top of the casserole in a thin layer of cornflake cereal, then top with shredded Mexican cheese. Bake the casserole in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Once the time is up, you’re ready to enjoy your Texas Hash casserole!


Texas Hash

Defrost Time: ~6 hours in refrigerator

Preparation Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Servings: 6-8


  • 1 lb Hickok Hamburger ground beef
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 C chopped onions
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 C chopped green bell peppers
  • 1 C cooked brown rice (& 2 C beef broth to cook in)
  • 1 C chopped celery
  • ~1 C cornflake cereal
  • ~2 handfuls of Mexican cheese


  1. DEFROST MEAT - please make sure you leave enough time to defrost your ground beef completely before starting.
  2. PREHEAT OVEN - 350 degrees
  3. Make brown rice according to the package.
  4. Brown onions in olive oil, then add thawed beef halfway through cooking. Add more olive oil and break up beef. Cook until onions are fully cooked and beef is no longer pink, then set aside. 
  5. In a large skillet, add diced tomatoes, tomato soup, chopped green bell peppers & chopped celery. Simmer until the rice is finished cooking. At the end of time, make sure peppers and celery are soft and cooked through.
  6. When rice is fully cooked, combine beef mixture into the vegetable mixture and season generously with salt & pepper and 1 tsp chili powder. Then, add in the rice and mix all the ingredients until they are combined evenly. 
  7. In a medium sized casserole dish, transfer your mixture, then top with cornflake cereal and shredded Mexican cheese. 
  8. Bake the casserole for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
  9. Serve & ENJOY!


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