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I Don't Know Recipe
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I Don't Know

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"I would always ask my mom 'What's for dinner?' and the response would be 'I don't know.' I said I was going to make up a dish called 'I don't know' dish. It turned out pretty good. Ground beef, potatoes and cheese are layered with a few vegetables in this simple one dish meal."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, stir together the mixed vegetables and mushroom soup. Set aside.
  2. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, crumble the ground beef into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until evenly browned, stirring to break up large lumps. Drain excess grease from the beef and place in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour the vegetable mixture over the beef, then arrange the potato slices over the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle cheese over the top.
  4. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until cheese is melted and the dish is heated through and bubbly.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 01, 2004

My family loved this recipe. I doubled this for my large family size, and added about 1 cup of milk to the vegy/soup mixture. I also sprinkled cooked/crumbled bacon over the beef once it was in the baking dish. The bacon makes all the difference. Thanks, I will make this again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 20, 2009

Mom made this when my sister and I were kids. Instead of using frozen mixed veggies, Mom would use frozen broccoli. She also doubled the cheese. I want to say she added whatever spices she had on hand as well and added a soup can of milk. Great to make to take a walk down memory lane, but needs a little more gussied up for me now.


37 Ratings

Nov 08, 2005

I use this recipe often but instead of potatoes, i use cornbread to top it and bake till cornbread is done. My family loves it

Nov 20, 2009

I love this title!! Perfect casserole for hard working MOMS. I had2 boxes of scalloped potatoes and canned milk. I added the cheese sauce mix and the milk to make up for my lack of cream of mushroom soup. This was tasty and rib sticking. Thank You Kristen

Oct 19, 2008

hubby likes.. i thought it was a bit bland... will be awesome with some seasonings Tried again but added some garlic salt and pepper this is an amazing dish it is now a family favorite! Thanks!

Mar 01, 2008

My family loved this recipe. I also added about 1/2 can of milk to the soup mixture. And I sprinkled onion powdered on the ground beef. (Next time I might throw in some chopped onion). I also used frozen green peas as the vegetable, I didn't think the mixed vegetables would be good. I will definately make this recipe over and over again. Another thing, I did not peel the potatoes!

Mar 06, 2008

This recipe is yummy, we tried it with cream of onion soup (it's Campbell's & hard to find) since I don't like cream of mushroom. I also used a package of frozen onion, green, yellow, & red peppers. Hubby and kids said we should eat it every week!

Jul 31, 2007

I would have rated 5 stars cept my kids don't like vegies. Still good dinner


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  • Calories
  • 471 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.5 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 7.4 g
  • 30%
  • Protein
  • 25.7 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 626 mg
  • 25%

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

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