Recipe by Lovesmurfs
"My mom invented this flexible casserole when my first child was born -- and it's been a standard in our household ever since! The soups and veggies may be easily varied. I tend to used boxed mashed potatoes, and they're great, too. To double the recipe (and freeze one), only use 3 total cans of soup -- it gets really juicy. Yum!"
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potatoes, peeled and chopped
lean ground beef
1 (15 ounce) can
1 (15 ounce) can
green beans, drained
1 (10.75 ounce) can
condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 (10.75 ounce) can
condensed tomato soup
shredded Cheddar cheese
This was a really fabulous recipe. I made a few changes... For one, I left the potatoes cubed, (it seemed too much like shephard's pie with them mashed), and only used four, substituting the other four with sweet potatoes. It sounds odd but it was a big hit considering my husband does not like casserol. I also used fresh vegetables instead of canned and added a little garlic and chili powder to give it a littel extra flavor. I stirred the cheddar cheese in with the mixture rather than having all the hard, burned cheese on top. Great recipe for experimenting. Thanks a lot!
Surprisingly good... Although, I agree that it would be better if the cheese was mixed into the potatoes.
This is quite good. Some changes: I did up the mashed potatoes as I normally would, with milk and butter, salt and pepper. I beat them with my hand mixer before adding them on top of the meat/vegetable mixture. I think next time I'm going to try adding some garlic powder to the meat mixture and the potatoes just to give it some extra flavour. Also, next time I'm going to try just adding the cheddar cheese into the potatoes. I didn't really enjoy having the hardened cheese on top. Using canned veggies made this very quick and easy. Oh yeah - I doubled the meat and was generous with the number of potatoes and then baked it in a small roast pan. I would make this again.
Looking at the recipe, my husband didn't think he would like it, but it ended up being a hit in my family! The cheese, mushroom soup and tomato soup really set it off for a nice filling meal! No leftovers!
That my husband and daughter liked this and they hate casseroles makes it a winner! I think it reminds them of the Hamburger Helper I won't buy anymore and they miss. I only substituted cream of celery for the mushroom, and frozen green beans and corn. This is a versatile dish that you can change up depending on what's in the cabinet and freezer. I would also suggest using can gravy if you have no cream soups. Less sodium. Next time I'll try the boxed potatoes, but it was still a pretty quick and easy dish. It helps that I always keep browned and drained ground beef in the freezer.
This was pretty good. I only had 3 potatoes so that's all I used but it was still fine. I mixed the cheese into the potatoes as others suggested and was glad I did. Also added milk, butter, salt, and pepper to the mashed potatoes. I used corn instead of carrots and added a generous amount of garlic powder to the hamburger.
While I thought this was really good, my family didn't like it, but they don't like casseroles. I substituted stew meat for the hamburger and it turned our great. Thanks for a great recipe that would be good for a potlcuk dinner.
I've had this a couple of ways. Once with ground beef, onions, potatoes, carrots, tomato soup and cheddar cheese. The second time with hot Italian ground turkey, parsnips, onions, carrots, potatoes, tomato soup and lots of cheddar cheese. This is a great recipe to play with and it will be a staple from now on. Next time I might not use any meat at all, just lots of root vegetables.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 173
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