Meg Lacey’s Slumgullion

Our authors love to share recipes with readers.  Today, we’ve got the lovely Meg Lacey (Indulgence, Something’s Cooking) sharing Slumgullion, a tasty stew-like dish that ANYONE can make!


The interesting thing about Slumgullion is you can make your own recipe. At its most basic, it’s a casserole or a stew of some type.  My family also calls this a Mush-pot because you just mush it around on the plate after you’re thrown it together.  This recipe is one my sister-in-law Susan makes when the entire family is in town.



Susan’s Slumgullion



(A yummy go-to casserole that my sister-in-law makes. Slumgullion is an Irish word for an ‘everyday dinner’.  Basically it’s a thrown together mash of meat, vegetables, etc.  In Susan’s case it is a thrown together mash of pasta, ground beef, Italian sauce and Cheeses.  My German father-in-law loved this and named it Slumgullion, even though it was an Italian Dish, developed by a half-Norwegian.  Go Figure! )





1 package of pasta shells

1 Onion

1 lb. ground beef (You can also use turkey or sausage for a spicier flavor.)

1 pt. ricotta Cheese

1 qt. jar of Italian Pasta sauce (such as Ragu, or choose your favorite                                                           )

Few tbs. of Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese

Mozzarella Cheese

Salt to taste




Cook shells very very al dente (They will be going in the oven also, so undercook.)

Drain and set aside


Chop onion and add to ground beef, brown in olive oil.


Mix in baking dish, shells, ground beef and onions, add 1 pt. ricotta cheese, 3 tbs. of fresh grated mozzarella cheese, add tomato sauce


Dump in casserole dish, cover with mozzarella cheese

Bake 350 until cheese melts and bubbles.

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