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Scrumptious Beef and Potato Casserole

Rated as 4.05 out of 5 Stars

"This is one of my husband's favorite recipes for a weekend supper. It's great the next day, but don't microwave it to reheat, as the topping will be soggy."
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2 h 30 m servings 694
Original recipe yields 8 servings (6 to 8 servings)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large skillet over high heat, melt the shortening and quickly brown the ground beef with the onion. Stir in water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix the condensed cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, milk, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  4. Pour meat mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange potatoes over the meat. Pour soup mixture over the potatoes. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Top with whole wheat flake cereal.
  5. Bake in preheated oven, uncovered, for 1 1/2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 694 calories; 42.7 37.4 39.6 134 784 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

very good dish, my mother in law makes it all the time. Can substitute ground beef for the stew meat and omit the shortening

Most helpful critical review

After reading all of the good reviews I was shocked at how much I did not like this. It was edible but too bland and I think a more beefy mushroom gravy would be way better than this white.

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very good dish, my mother in law makes it all the time. Can substitute ground beef for the stew meat and omit the shortening

tastes like a baked potato with all the trimmings and topped with beef...delicious Forget the wheat flake cereal...they bring the confuse the flavor and confuse the texture I felt like I shoul...

I LOVE this recipe. My husband really enjoyed the dish when I made it. I didn't have onions, I only have 1.25 lb of meat and 3 small potatoes, muenster cheese and rice chex instead of corn flak...

My husband says I'm never allowed to make this again.....unless I make 2 pans!!! I followed recipe exactly other then adding garlic. I also used cornflakes for the topping. I ground them very fi...

I rate it as a 5 for the kid friendly rating cuz my husband HATES EVERYTHING AND LOVED THIS!!!! Seriously, he only eats meat and potatoes. This was perfect! I made the potatoes a bit watery (...

This is a good recipe. I substituted french fried onions for the topping and I had to cook it a bit longer so the potatoes were done, but my family loved it.

Very good recipe, but I made some changes due to what I had available. I used 2 lbs of ground beef (normal cooking method) and added carrots and green beans. Everyone really enjoyed it and we'...

Have been making this dish for years for my kids and grandkids under the name of Connecticut Beef Supper it's really great I have always used corn flake crumbs as the original recipe calls for b...

Delicious! I used corn flakes because I didn't have any wheat flakes and it was very yummy.