Casserole Protests

In 1971, in the country of Chile, there were shortages of many industrial products. The people first became frustrated and then angry and ultimately took to the streets. Looking to make a ruckus and not having many resources to spare, the protesters used two things that everyone had. The first was their voices. They used them in chants, songs and screams. The second item – a pot with a metal spoon.

The protest became known as a Cacerolazo (spanish for casserole) which was named after the pots. Over the years since then, additional protests have occurred in other spanish speaking countries and other parts of the world. In 2012, in the Canadian province of Quebec, students went on strike to protest tuition hikes. When the government passed a law to end the strikes, the students took to the streets with their own cacerolazo to make noise. The event became commonly known in the United States as the Casserole Protests.

Cheeseburger Casserole

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The only protest with this casserole is if it is all eaten up and you haven’t had your fill!

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Most of the ingredients are cheeseburger-like. I used relish in place of the pickles.

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Cook the meat and some onions.

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Add the tomatoes.

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Empty into a dish and cover with cheese.

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Take the Grands biscuits, cut into quarters and layer over the top.

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Out of the oven.

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Cheeseburger Casserole

prep 20 min ∙ cook 50 min ∙ makes 10 servings ∙ source


  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1-1/2 pounds extra lean ground beef (95% lean)
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt’s® Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup Hunt’s® Tomato Ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped dill pickles
  • 1 tablespoon Gulden’s® Yellow Mustard
  • 1 cup shredded reduced fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 5 refrigerated large reduced fat biscuits, quartered


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 13×9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.

2. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat; add beef, onion and black pepper. Cook 5 to 7 minutes or until meat is crumbled and no longer pink, stirring occasionally; drain.

3. Sprinkle flour over cooked beef; stir to combine. Add undrained tomatoes, ketchup, pickles and mustard to skillet; mix until blended.

4. Place meat mixture in prepared dish; sprinkle with cheese and top with biscuit pieces. Bake 15 minutes or until biscuits are fully cooked and golden brown and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Information
259 Calories
9g Total Fat
20g Protein

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Categories: Baking3, Beef 2, Cheese3, Main Dish 3, Recipes

Author:The Ranting Chef

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One Comment on “Casserole Protests”

  1. October 3, 2014 at 11:08 am #

    Wow! Looks good..:)


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