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Zippy Beef Casserole Recipe
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Zippy Beef Casserole

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"A ground beef and macaroni casserole topped with potato chips. This recipe was given to me by my sister-in-law."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 5 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Cook ground beef in a skillet over medium heat, stirring until evenly browned; drain. Stir in cooked macaroni, condensed soup, milk, and ketchup until well blended. Mix in the Cheddar cheese, green pepper, and minced onion. Season with salt, and pour into a 2 quart baking dish.
  3. Cover, and bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven. Uncover, sprinkle the top with potato chips, and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until chips are toasted.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 20, 2006

I was a little skeptical when I saw that ketchup was one of the ingredients, but I wanted to try something new & I had a pound of ground beef to cook. I was pleasantly surprised by the way this turned out! I didn't think it was too sweet, probably I used a bit less ketchup than what the recipe called for. I also used fresh red onions & Parmesan cheese, since that's what I had on hand. I didn't have bell peppers but next time I think peas would be a good addition.I know I used more than 1 cup of macaroni, but I just eyeballed it so I don't have the exact measurement. I will definitely make this again!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 13, 2011

Not as good as I remember the casserole by the same as a kid, but easy and the family liked it okay.

 

65 Ratings

Nov 13, 2003

A little sweet but great!! I used more noodles, increased the bell pepper, reduced the ketchup to 1/2c and a little more cheese. Also, instead of dry minced onion (1 cup? WOW! but a little too much for me!) I diced some onion and sauted it with the beef. I'll make this again for busy evenings on the go, and perhaps I'll take the tomato soup suggestion, just to see if it improves even more! Thanks Eileen!

 
Apr 09, 2003

Yummy! My mom used to make this for me all the time when I was a kid. She didnt put the potato chips on top but they added just the perfect touch.

 
Mar 10, 2009

This was okay but I added jalapeno, onion, garlic, 1Tb. Chili powder, Cummin, to the meat while browning. No bell pepper and my family loved it. It is zippy now. Ace

 
Feb 23, 2009

I made this today for dinner and we loved it! The only thing I will do different next time is leave off the potato chips. We didn't like the texture it gave. Otherwise, excellent!

 
Jul 03, 2003

I made this for dinner last night and it was very good. My husband really liked it. I did as the other reviewer suggest and used tomato soup instead of catsup. I go to a lot of potlucks amd this is a dish I will diffently make to take to them. It was very easy to make. The potatoe chips really add to the dish.

 
Jul 07, 2009

I grew up with this casserole as the staple my family too to reunions! I love it. What I do differently though is use some American Cheese in addition to the cheddar. It adds a creamier texture. Also I add a bit more ketchup. It adds a little salt.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 645 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 58.6 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 31.8 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 32.5 g
  • 65%
  • Sodium
  • 1809 mg
  • 72%

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

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