Rating: 4.11 stars
291 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 119
  • 4 star values: 112
  • 3 star values: 41
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 9

Quick, inexpensive one dish meal. Note: Leftover roast beef may be substituted for the ground beef.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Brown beef and onion in a large saucepan until meat is no longer pink. Add potatoes, bouillon and water to cover.

    Advertisement
  • Cover saucepan, lower heat and let simmer for 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender and water has been absorbed.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; protein 27g; carbohydrates 24.7g; fat 16.3g; cholesterol 78.4mg; sodium 734.9mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (237)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2006
This was good comfort food, nothing fancy but good. I made a few changes: I added a little garlic powder to the hamburger as it was browning, after hamburger browned-I added the potatoes and browned them as well. Color was better. Then I added some worchestershire sauce to the beef broth and cooked uncovered until the broth almost evaporated. Yu Read More
(142)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2007
this is a sure a quick easy meal; however, it is very plain. I ended up using advice of others reviewers and putting in cream of mushroom, worcestershire, lawrys, black pepper, and several different seasonings to spice it up. Another plus: great leftovers. Read More
(15)
291 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 119
  • 4 star values: 112
  • 3 star values: 41
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2006
This was good comfort food, nothing fancy but good. I made a few changes: I added a little garlic powder to the hamburger as it was browning, after hamburger browned-I added the potatoes and browned them as well. Color was better. Then I added some worchestershire sauce to the beef broth and cooked uncovered until the broth almost evaporated. Yu Read More
(142)
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2008
With a few adjustments to meet family needs this recipe is a keeper. What I added: liquid beef stock, diced carrots and celery, basil, parsley, garlic powder, salt & pepper and Worcestershire sauce. I also used flour to thicken it so it had a nice, rich gravy. The kids ate it up. Read More
(90)
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2006
This has become a family favorite. I didn't think it could get much easier, but I was in a hurry last night and substituted a pound of frozen hashbrowns for the potatoes and it worked just fine. I also add worcestershire sauce as well as garlic and onion. We will also top it with cheese sometimes. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(69)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2006
I used other reveiwers advice and I added garlic salt worchestershire sauce and cornstarch at the end. I also used cavender's spice--I put cavender's spice on everything. In the end I put salsa and cheese on top. The salsa really brings out the flavor it almost makes it takes like some imaginary authentic mexican dish. I will be keeping this one for the next time that I'm low in stock in the pantry. Thanks! Read More
(35)
Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2011
This turned out very well w/ some tweeks and additions. First, I didn't want mushy potatoes, so I cubed 2 potatoes w/ the skin on and browned them in olive oil. In a separate pan, I browned the meat, onions, some red bell pepper and garlic, along w/ garlic powder & onion powder. When that was done, I drained the fat & added the browned potatoes. then I added about 1/2 pkg. of Lipton onion soup and maybe a third cup of water and cooked a little longer. Delicious! I served corn on the side, but you could add that as well. This did not have a gravy to it, but tasted sooo good. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2003
I needed something real fast to cook for dinner. I had potatoes and ground meat, but couldn't think of how to put them together. Your recipe helped me in a short amount of time. Thanks. Read More
(21)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2003
we really liked this...i did add celery salt garlic salt garlic and worcestershire sauce to it and i bet around 1/3-1/2 cup of corn starch to thicken it up..it was very good...will make again when i need a quick dinner...thanks for sharing.. =) Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2011
I doubled this and added a bit of garlic and this recipe came out exactly as I anticipated. After reading through the reviews and looking at the submitted photo's I realize technique and expectation varies widely. Some are adding thickeners to make a gravy and describe it as stew like when I was after something like popping a can of hash. I diced the the potato and onion very small for starters and left some of the fat after browning the beef and onion. I brought it to a low simmer and stirred occasionally uncovered until all the liquid was gone and it started to brown a little (took about an hour). I refrigerated it overnight and in the morning made patties and pan fried them in a bit of olive oil until crusty on both sides but soft in the middle. Absolutely delicious topped with a couple eggs. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2007
This was great with leftover taco meat - seasoned it right up! We topped it with a little cheese, sour cream, salsa and avocado. Read More
(18)
Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2007
this is a sure a quick easy meal; however, it is very plain. I ended up using advice of others reviewers and putting in cream of mushroom, worcestershire, lawrys, black pepper, and several different seasonings to spice it up. Another plus: great leftovers. Read More
(15)