November 5, 2018

Hamburger Potato Casserole

An easy casserole recipe with ground beef, cheese and potatoes like a meaty potatoes au gratin or cheesy scalloped potatoes with hamburger.


Our house used to be the default party house. Husband and I both love to entertain and we have a pretty cool backyard for kids (pool, basketball, trampoline, cornhole, etc.) so everyone always seemed to land at our house on the weekends.

And we loved it!

But as our kids have gotten more involved with their sports and we continue to work full-time AND on part-time ventures (like this here ol’ recipe blog), we just don’t have the time to do the stuff we once did.

Hamburger & Potato Casserole | An easy casserole recipe with ground beef, cheese and potatoes like a meaty potatoes au gratin or cheesy scalloped potatoes with hamburger.

I am constantly telling my friends that we haven’t ditched them - I still love you, I promise I do! - we literally don’t have time to have people over like we used to.

Which leads me to my new suppertime go-to these days: the casserole.

I know people have been enjoying casseroles for decades (myself included!) but I have really been putting them to work lately!

Hamburger & Potato Casserole | An easy casserole recipe with ground beef, cheese and potatoes like a meaty potatoes au gratin or cheesy scalloped potatoes with hamburger.

When we do have some downtime, we have to play catch-up with the yard work and housework (and grocery shopping and laundry and school work and and and…) so getting a homemade supper on the table can be challenging.

I know most of you are nodding your head thinking, gurl, you're preaching to the choir.

While I love to spend hours in the kitchen loving on recipes and creating 4-5 dishes for one meal, I most often do NOT have time to do that.

Hamburger & Potato Casserole | An easy casserole recipe with ground beef, cheese and potatoes like a meaty potatoes au gratin or cheesy scalloped potatoes with hamburger.

So instead, I assemble everything for a good casserole, toss it in the oven and carry on with the 40’leven things I have to get done every day.

My brood loves anything with a ‘meat and potato’ backbone and they especially love anything with ground beef so I took one of my favorite recipes, Super Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, added some onion and hamburger and called ‘er done!

The kiddos scarfed this down and I enjoyed the leftovers for lunch throughout the following week. The leftovers heat up beautifully!

Hamburger & Potato Casserole | An easy casserole recipe with ground beef, cheese and potatoes like a meaty potatoes au gratin or cheesy scalloped potatoes with hamburger.

If you love comfort food casseroles like this one, check out a few of these recipes too!

  • Chicken & Stuffing Casserole - An addictive casserole recipe with Pepperidge Farm stuffing, sour cream and chicken.
  • Smothered Chicken Casserole - Layers of creamy potatoes (think Potatoes Au Gratin) topped with chicken, smothered with cheese and bacon!
  • Sausage & Rice Casserole - a simple recipe perfect for supper, side dishes, potlucks and Thanksgiving (sometimes called Rice Dressing).
  • Pork Chop Casserole - An easy pork chop bake made with rice and French onion soup.
  • Hamburger & Rice Casserole - Ground beef and rice baked together in a classic casserole recipe that's easy to make your own.
  • Chicken Tetrazzini - Classic tetrazzini made with pasta, mushrooms, wine (optional) and cheese. Super easy AND super delicious!

Hamburger & Potato Casserole | An easy casserole recipe with ground beef, cheese and potatoes like a meaty potatoes au gratin or cheesy scalloped potatoes with hamburger.

This recipe was shared at the Weekend Potluck!

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Yield: 6-8 Servings

HAMBURGER & POTATO CASSEROLE

prep time: 15 minscook time: 1 hour and 15 minstotal time: 1 hour and 30 mins

ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 4 pounds potatoes, peeled
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 1 10.75-oz can condensed Cheddar Cheese soup
  • 1 12-oz can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

instructions

Spray a 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Add ground beef and onion to a large skillet, season with salt and pepper then cook until ground beef is cooked though and crumbled. Drain fat then set aside.

Cut potatoes into thin slices (less than 1/4 inch). Add one layer of potato slices to the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle potatoes with salt and pepper. Top potatoes with 1/4 of beef mixture. Top beef with 1/4 of shredded cheese. Repeat this process three more times. 

Combine condensed cheddar soup, evaporated milk, milk, salt and pepper then whisk until smooth. Pour mixture over potato/beef/cheese layers. Cover dish with aluminum foil then bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Remove foil then continue baking for an additional 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender and dish is light golden brown and bubbly.

Notes:
  • If potatoes aren’t tender after total baking time, cover dish with aluminum foil and continue baking until potatoes are tender.
  • Don’t use the reduced calorie/fat condensed soup in this recipe. I tried it once and the dish was dry and not as creamy.

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Hamburger & Potato Casserole | An easy casserole recipe with ground beef, cheese and potatoes like a meaty potatoes au gratin or cheesy scalloped potatoes with hamburger.


3 comments:

  1. This looks like an excellent Au Gratin casserole even without the hamburger. Would be great for a Thanksgiving side dish to go with the turkey. Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. Well....now I know what I'm going to do with one of the nine pounds of ground beef I bought on sale! Sounds delicious!

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  3. I made this & the recipe is a good base, but even as one who likes food simple, I knew it needed punching up. I added 2 oz. of bacon crumbles & another 1/2 lb. of ground beef. I put in a teaspoon each of granulated garlic & McCormick's hamburger seasoning. Also, in dishes like this I par-bake (or par-zap!) the bakers to ensure they will be tender. It also cuts down on the cooking time.

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