1. Cook ground beef and onions together until ground beef is no longer pink; drain.
2. Process raisins with 1 cup tomato sauce until smooth paste is formed.
3. Combine meat mixture, raisin paste, remaining tomato sauce, vinegar and seasonings; stir to blend.
4. Simmer, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes or until heated through.
5. Spread evenly in ungreased pan. Do not pack down.
6. Combine topping ingredients; mix well.
7. Pour gently over meat mixture to avoid splashing.
8. With a spatula, slowly cut through the meat across the pan a few times; do not stir the topping into the meat mixture.
9. Bake in a conventional oven at 350ºF for 55 to 65 minutes or until topping is set.
10. Remove from oven and sprinkle shredded cheese evenly over the top.
11. Bake 4 to 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted.
12. Cut into 10 rows along the long side of the pan and 8 rows along the short side.
13. Serve with pizza or spaghetti sauce.


1. Meat filling may be made and set into pans the day before; reheat to 165ºF  before adding the topping; complete as directed above.

2. Use a blend of American and Mozzarella cheeses.


  • 13 Pounds ground beef
  • 8 Cups chopped onions
  • 10 Cups California raisins
  • 4 Cups Tomato Sauce
  • 1/3 Cup vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 Cup dried basil leaves
  • 3 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 Teaspoons black pepper



  • 9 Cups milk
  • 6 Cups biscuit mix
  • 4 Cups liquid eggs
  • 8 Cups shredded cheese
  • Spaghetti sauce or pizza sauce (optional)

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 270 (Calories from Fat 27%); Total Fat 8 ( Saturated Fat 3; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 70; Sodium 300; Potassium 561; Total Carbohydrate 26; Dietary Fiber 3; Sugars 17; Protein 24; Calcium 235; Iron 3;

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