A good family casserole with ingredients I usually have on hand.

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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). Grease a 7x11-inch baking pan.

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.

  • Mix 1 can cream of mushroom soup, mushrooms, 3/4 cup milk, seasoned salt, and black pepper in a bowl; fold in potatoes.

  • Spread half the potato mixture into the prepared baking pan; top with Cheddar cheese. Spoon 1/2 the ground beef over cheese layer. Top ground beef layer with remaining potato mixture; layer with remaining ground beef.

  • Mix remaining 1 can cream of mushroom soup with 1/4 cup milk; pour mixture over ground beef layer.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is bubbling, about 1 hour 20 minutes. Sprinkle French-fried onions over casserole; return to oven for 5 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

574 calories; 34.6 g total fat; 59 mg cholesterol; 1417 mg sodium. 43 g carbohydrates; 22 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (43)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2015
We loved this, but I did do a couple changes. I added the soup mixture to the beef instead of mixing with it the potatoes. My family much preferred it this way. After reviewing other comments I did add a little more pepper and some season salt. I also reduced the milk a little and added some sour cream to meat/soup mix. Nice touch to the flavour. I also sautéed onion and the mushrooms before adding to the meat mix. A definite keeper to our family menu. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/30/2013
Made this last night for company. Easy to prepare ahead of time and then bake. I like to use these types of "do before hand" so I can visit while it heats in the oven. This dish was okay but very bland. It needed more spice than just salt and pepper. I followed the exact recipe. I will not make this again. It needed something to pep it up. Read More
(7)
59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2015
We loved this, but I did do a couple changes. I added the soup mixture to the beef instead of mixing with it the potatoes. My family much preferred it this way. After reviewing other comments I did add a little more pepper and some season salt. I also reduced the milk a little and added some sour cream to meat/soup mix. Nice touch to the flavour. I also sautéed onion and the mushrooms before adding to the meat mix. A definite keeper to our family menu. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2015
We loved this, but I did do a couple changes. I added the soup mixture to the beef instead of mixing with it the potatoes. My family much preferred it this way. After reviewing other comments I did add a little more pepper and some season salt. I also reduced the milk a little and added some sour cream to meat/soup mix. Nice touch to the flavour. I also sautéed onion and the mushrooms before adding to the meat mix. A definite keeper to our family menu. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2014
I made some modifications and it was amazing. First I used 1 lb. turkey and 1 lb. ground beef then I added chopped onion chopped red bell pepper minced garlic chili powder cumin salt and pepper to the ground beef and turkey as I cooked it. I then mashed the potatoes and added to it 1 can of cream of mushroom soup milk salt and pepper. I did not use the second can of Cream of Mushroom to pour over it (did not want it to be soupy). And when I layered it I had plenty of meat to balance out the meal. I used more Cheddar cheese to cover each layer. Then I only cooked in oven for 30 minutes. Let it sit for 15 minutes. AMAZING!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2013
We liked this but a little too bland. Thought it would be so I added a can of mild green chilies to hamburger. Next time I'll add minced onions & garlic also to hamburger while cooking. Also use more cheese. I only used 1 large jar of mushrooms & that was plenty. Left off the French fried onions since I didn't have any. Will make again with changes. Good middle of the week meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2014
I made several modifications. First I added Lipton onion soup mix (dry package) into the ground beef. Secondly I left out the mushrooms. Thirdly I used both ground beef and ground deer (for my wild game-loving husband). Both my husband and his friend who also loves heavy casseroles enjoyed it. Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
08/30/2013
Made this last night for company. Easy to prepare ahead of time and then bake. I like to use these types of "do before hand" so I can visit while it heats in the oven. This dish was okay but very bland. It needed more spice than just salt and pepper. I followed the exact recipe. I will not make this again. It needed something to pep it up. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2016
I follow other reviewers suggestions of reducing the milk and added an equal amt of sour cream. I added 1/2 a small can of diced green chilis some garlic powder a bit of paprika and onion powder. I also used a 9x13 pan because there was 1.5# of burger and added extra cheese on the top. This will most definitely be one of my frequent dishes. The only thing I'd change is to cut the potatoes in more of a steak fry size vs. just slicing the potato. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2014
My family loved it. I added fresh mushrooms and it was amazing Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2016
Family loved it. I left out the mushrooms because the kids don't like them and it was still wonderful! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2016
Delicious! Good comfort food. Changes I made were browning onions with the meat and I used two beef boullion cubes also. Feeling lazy I used frozen hash browns instead of peeling and slicing. Very good will definitely make again. Read More
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