I'm not sure where this recipe came from, but it's been one of my favorites since I was a kid. Now that I'm grown up, I make it for my husband and he loves it, too.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 - 9x13 baking dish
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Peel and quarter potatoes, and introduce into boiling water; cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and mash. Set aside.

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground beef and onion until beef is brown. Drain. Stir in tomato soup and green beans. Pour into a 9x13 baking dish. Mound mashed potatoes in a ring around the meat mixture (do not cover meat). Sprinkle potatoes with shredded cheese.

  • Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes, until potatoes are golden.

Nutrition Facts

425 calories; protein 22.6g 45% DV; carbohydrates 43.4g 14% DV; fat 18.3g 28% DV; cholesterol 65.5mg 22% DV; sodium 927.4mg 37% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2005
I remember this from my mother making it. We use 1 can of mushroom soup and 1 can of tomato soup mixed together. The mushroom soup really adds flavor. I couldn't remember how to make it until I found this recipe and it came back to me. Thank you!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2011
My substitutions probably caused the lower rating. I used Healthy Choice tomato soup corn instead of green beans and mashed redskins with sour cream due to availability in my pantry. Read More
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316 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 148
  • 4 star values: 121
  • 3 star values: 30
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2005
I remember this from my mother making it. We use 1 can of mushroom soup and 1 can of tomato soup mixed together. The mushroom soup really adds flavor. I couldn't remember how to make it until I found this recipe and it came back to me. Thank you!! Read More
(113)
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2008
My mom used to make this the only difference was that she always layered it. The hamburger/tomato mixture went at the bottom of a large bowl, next layer was green beans, then mashed potatoes, topped with lots of cheese! Very good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2004
Very good. I did have to substitute tomatoe sauce for the tomatoe soup, and I only used one can of sauce. I also used french style green beans, and added more seasoning- garlic and pepper.Using instant potatoes also made it a lot quicker. I will put mushrooms in it next time. Overall, a very easy to make meal. I'll probally play around with this recipe and see what else I can come up with. Again, VERY GOOD !!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2007
My mom used to make this dish, years ago; it was from the old red&white checkered BH&G cookbook. I used the 1lb ground beef, 1/2 an onion, 1 can low-sodium tomato soup, & subbed the green beans with corn. I added 1/2c milk and 1 egg to the mashed potatoes, covered the meat with them, & used 1/2c cheddar cheese to top. Thanks for reminding me of this good old comfort food recipe, Corrie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2005
Really good basic meal. Super easy to put together. I use instant potatoes (4-6 serving size) and add 2 tsp (or more) of basil and some minced onion & garlic. I only cook it until the cheese melts. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2002
VERY GOOD! I ADDED 2 CLOVES OF GARLIC 2 TSP BASIL 1 CAN MUSHROOMS TO TOMATO MIXTURE. IT TIES ALL THE FLAVOURS TOGETHER PERFECTLY. WILL DEFINITELY BE MAKING THIS AGAIN. THANKS! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2003
Very very good! The whole family loved it. I added a 4 oz. can of sliced mushrooms and cut the onion down by half. I also added garlic. I took another reviewer's suggestion and used instant mashed potatoes to reduce the prep time. As always I used chicken broth instead of water when making the instant taters. We'll be having this again real soon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2002
I used to make this dish many years ago but had lost the recipe. It's great to have found it again. The one difference I remember is that my old recipe used instant mashed potato flakes with an egg beaten in. It was very good that way and faster to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2004
This is the kind of recipe I look for! Excellent one Corrie! I used 1/2 bag of frozen broccoli for veggie instead (could probably use anything) and added some onion and garlic like I like to. Also to make it faster I added instant potatoes on the top and those were good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2011
My substitutions probably caused the lower rating. I used Healthy Choice tomato soup corn instead of green beans and mashed redskins with sour cream due to availability in my pantry. Read More
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