This is so easy and inexpensive and quick to put together. I use a glass 8x8 or a small rectangle baking dish. The layers show through the glass and look very inviting. If you want to use a 9x13 baking dish, just double everything.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 8x8-inch 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 an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook and stir the ground beef until the meat is crumbly and evenly browned. Drain and discard any excess grease. Transfer the beef to an 8x8-inch baking dish.

  • Layer about 1/4 of the onion on top of the beef, then spread the grated potatoes over the onion. Season with salt and pepper. Spread another 1/4 of the onion over, then layer the carrots on top. Season with salt and pepper again. Add another layer of onion, then cover with the corn. Season with salt and pepper, then top with the remaining onion. Spread the green beans over the onion, then arrange the bacon slices on top. Cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, then remove the foil and continue baking until the bacon is crisp and the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes more.

Cook's Note

I have made this so many times, and each time it seems I do something different. The one thing that is always a hit is adding sliced mushrooms. I have added a can of tomato sauce. I add the foil on top because by the time the dish is cooked, the bacon is usually overcooked. I have also seasoned the ground meat with an envelope of taco seasoning and added a can of beans such as kidney beans, black beans or pinto beans to replace the green beans.

Nutrition Facts

542 calories; protein 23.8g 48% DV; carbohydrates 54.2g 18% DV; fat 26.7g 41% DV; cholesterol 71.3mg 24% DV; sodium 721.2mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2011
Just served this to the family tonight...everyone loved it. They said it was a variation on Shepherd's Pie. I made mine with meatloaf mix instead of just beef...I will add ground lamb next time too. I will put the dish under the broiler for a couple of minutes to crisp the bacon more...the bacon was cooked but not crisp (still very good though) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/17/2011
Even with my modifications this was bland bland and bland. I added garlic powder and green pepper to the ground beef mixture. I figured this was just going to be dry so I added a can of reduced sodium cream of mushroom soup. This really makes a ton so we have quite a lot left over. I'm going to freeze it and make "garbage soup" from this site for another meal. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2011
Just served this to the family tonight...everyone loved it. They said it was a variation on Shepherd's Pie. I made mine with meatloaf mix instead of just beef...I will add ground lamb next time too. I will put the dish under the broiler for a couple of minutes to crisp the bacon more...the bacon was cooked but not crisp (still very good though) Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2011
This needed more seasonings. My husband said it was very bland but when I heated the leftovers and added some Italian Seasoning and other herbs he ate three helpings. Also an 8X8 would not hold everything. I cut everything but ground beef and onion in half and the 8X8 was full. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2011
Thank you for sharing your recipe Kitten. We enjoyed it and will make again - it is a keeper! I made just a few minor changes/additions. I browned a pound of ground chuck and about two sausage patties in my cast iron dutch oven. There was about 2 tablespoons of grease so I drained that off. Then I layered everything as instructed. In addition to the salt and pepper I sprinkled garlic salt and cayenne pepper between the layers. I cut the bacon into bite-sized pieces and laid it on the top. I put the lid on the dutch oven and baked for 40 minutes removed the lid and baked 20 more and then broiled the top for about 5. What an economical and easy recipe - easy to prepare bake and clean-up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2011
Really great! Used can potatoes and bacon bits..no carrots. Put seasoning salt pepper chili powder garlic powder and onion flakes in with meat to brown. Then added tomato soup worcestershire a-1 can fiesta nacho soup bacon bits corn beans potatoes and a little salt to taste mixed all together and poured into dish. Put grated cheese on top before putting in oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2011
Made this last night as I love easy to fix meals on the weekend. This is a keeper. I did double the recipe as I never no how many extra teenage boys will be here. There was silence as they ate which means they loved it. I will keep this in me monthly rotation. Thanks Miss Kitten. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2011
I made this tonight and it does remind me a lot of shepherds pie. Because onions are an absolute no no in this house (I love them the hubby hates them) I have to substitute with onion powder. I added garlic powder onion powder seasoning salt black pepper and some parsley flakes to the dish. Also I didn't layer it I just mixed everything together in our big cast iron fry pan and stuck it in the oven for 40 minutes with the foil on it. I removed the foil and stuck it back in for an additional 40 minutes. It smelled so delicious cooking a definite keeper. I just love this site for recipes!!!! Thank you Kitten! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/16/2011
Even with my modifications this was bland bland and bland. I added garlic powder and green pepper to the ground beef mixture. I figured this was just going to be dry so I added a can of reduced sodium cream of mushroom soup. This really makes a ton so we have quite a lot left over. I'm going to freeze it and make "garbage soup" from this site for another meal. Read More
(9)
Rating: 2 stars
01/13/2012
I wish I liked this but it was very bland. My partner is finicky and had everything he liked so decided to make this for dinner. I made this again but this time used can of cream or celery soup doubled the hamburger amount and added a 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper. I layered it like instructed using half the hamburger as the base and the rest of the hamburger after the corn layer. Like suggested I turned on the broiler to crisp the bacon. This helped it out a lot. A lot of work for a fair dish to serve. Sorry! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2012
Very tasty. I like that it is relatively easy (took a while to chop onions and grate potatoes so next time I'll use frozen hash browns and buy onions already chopped) but if you don't add a bunch of sauces and cheese etc. it's fairly healthy. Kind of like a soup in casserole form. I might try adding some garlic and maybe some tomatoes or tomato paste next time. But overall I liked it. I also had trouble fitting this recipe into an 8x8 pan -- had to cut back to fit it in my pan -- needs a very deep 8x8 or a larger pan for this recipe. Also had trouble getting the bacon done and wound up frying it and putting it back on the casserole. You could skip the bacon if you didn't want to mess with it or wanted to avoid the fat and it would still be tasty. Didn't find it bland at all -- maybe the bland reviews didn't use enough salt? Read More
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