Recipe by MICKE
"A friend gave me this recipe a few years ago and it's still a family favorite. Try the recipe as is, or use cream of chicken soup for a different taste."
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1 1/2 pounds
lean ground beef
green bell pepper, diced
salt and black pepper to taste
1 (10.75 ounce) can
condensed cream of mushroom soup
processed cheese sauce (such as Cheez Whiz®)
1/2 (28 ounce) package
frozen shoestring potato fries
Satueed the onions, green peppers and a small can of sliced of mushrooms for a few mintues before adding the ground beef and a couple of cloves of minced garlic and continuing to cook until no longer pink. Also, mixed in some frozen corn and the Cheese Whiz and then let it simmer for about 10 mins. Followed the rest of the recipe. I was a little disappointed that the shoestring fries didn't get crunchy. My kids loved it...8 yr. old son with small appetite cleaned his plate and announced that he loved it...so that makes it a keeper! For some reason this kind of reminded me of Hamburger Helper, but that's okay I rely on it sometimes. Next time I might try shredded cheddar cheese like some reviews suggested. I may also try a different type of potato. Thanks for a recipe that we all enjoyed!
This is ok if you need to clean out the fridge/freezer.
I am the poster of this recipe and I wanted to put the other version in that we also love. I use cream of chicken soup instead of mushroom, omit the green peppers and use an entire bag of shoestring french fries. I serve with a side salad and/or steamed veggies for a complete meal. I vary between these two versions to keep it fresh with my family, since it's a quick weeknight dinner.
I changed a few things. Omitted the green pepper, added a cup of celery and one can of french style green beans, used shreaded hash browns instead of f-frys. I think corn would go well in here, i'll add that next time
This has become my 15 yr old sons favorite with a few minor changes! He LOVES Mexican dishes of all sorts and loves to cook himself! So this was an easy one for him to do on his own! His changes: add 1/4 cup sour creame to meat mixture. also add 1 can of black olives (torn to bits) into the meat mixture with the creame of mushroom soup. Then mix with cheese cover with fries and add another cup of shedded chedder on top at the last 5 min for a lil extra kick!
Overall, this recipe was very good. In fact it was better the next day as left- overs. I wasn't sure if the fries would be soggy the next day, and they were soft. But as it turned out, the softer texture was better and the flavors all melded together. I may try this next time with shredded potatoes (the hashed brown type in the refridgerated section).
I did change the recipe slightly because I didn't have cheese sauce or shoestring fry's on hand. I replaced fry's with sweet potato waffle fryes and added a can of carrots for color & an added veggie. Great starter recipe, my husband and 3 year old ate it up!
Followed recipe to a "T" the first time and didn't care for the flavor of the cheez whiz. Substituted shredded cheese the second time and it went over much better. Quick and easy recipe that fills the kids up and gets me out of the kitchen fast after a long day at work.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
French Fry Casserole
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 261
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