Scrumptious Beef and Potato Casserole Recipe -
Scrumptious Beef and Potato Casserole Recipe
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Scrumptious Beef and Potato Casserole

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"This is one of my husband's favorite recipes for a weekend supper. It's great the next day, but don't microwave it to reheat, as the topping will be soggy."

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large skillet over high heat, melt the shortening and quickly brown the ground beef with the onion. Stir in water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix the condensed cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, milk, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  4. Pour meat mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange potatoes over the meat. Pour soup mixture over the potatoes. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Top with whole wheat flake cereal.
  5. Bake in preheated oven, uncovered, for 1 1/2 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 26, 2004

very good dish, my mother in law makes it all the time. Can substitute ground beef for the stew meat and omit the shortening

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 24, 2011

After reading all of the good reviews I was shocked at how much I did not like this. It was edible but too bland and I think a more beefy mushroom gravy would be way better than this white.

Mar 31, 2004

tastes like a baked potato with all the trimmings and topped with beef...delicious Forget the wheat flake cereal...they bring the confuse the flavor and confuse the texture I felt like I should have used chives instead of the wheat flakes. Overall, I'd call it comfort food that sticks to your ribs.

May 31, 2005

I LOVE this recipe. My husband really enjoyed the dish when I made it. I didn't have onions, I only have 1.25 lb of meat and 3 small potatoes, muenster cheese and rice chex instead of corn flakes, yet the dish turned out REALLY GOOD! Substituted olive oil for the shortening and added some garlic. This recipe is absolutely a keeper! Thank you!

May 25, 2006

My husband says I'm never allowed to make this again.....unless I make 2 pans!!! I followed recipe exactly other then adding garlic. I also used cornflakes for the topping. I ground them very fine and the texture was great, almost like a bread crumb topping but better flavor. This was absolutely wonderful, whole family loved it.

Jun 13, 2003

I rate it as a 5 for the kid friendly rating cuz my husband HATES EVERYTHING AND LOVED THIS!!!! Seriously, he only eats meat and potatoes. This was perfect! I made the potatoes a bit watery (my bad) but other than that, it was great! I am so happy to add a recipie of mine to the very narrow recipie book that I have for him. So many things he absolutely refuses to eat or has me move the vegetables to only my side of the dish-- you women knowthat that is hard to do w/ a LOT of dishes. Thanks, Deb! Heather Austin, TX

Jan 16, 2008

This is a good recipe. I substituted french fried onions for the topping and I had to cook it a bit longer so the potatoes were done, but my family loved it.

Apr 06, 2008

Very good recipe, but I made some changes due to what I had available. I used 2 lbs of ground beef (normal cooking method) and added carrots and green beans. Everyone really enjoyed it and we'll be making it again.


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  • Calories
  • 694 kcal
  • 35%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.4 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 134 mg
  • 45%
  • Fat
  • 42.7 g
  • 66%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 39.6 g
  • 79%
  • Sodium
  • 784 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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