One of the comfort foods from my days at home (thanks, Mom!!!), which I continue to make. Ground beef, potatoes, and kidney beans with a tomato soup and bacon topping make a very hearty and filling casserole, especially great in the cooler seasons.

Advertisement

Ingredients

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

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.

    Advertisement
  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef and onion until the beef is evenly brown and the onion is tender. Remove from heat.

  • Layer 1/2 the potatoes in the bottom of the prepared baking dish, and cover with 1/2 the beef and onion mixture. Spread 1/2 the kidney beans and 1/2 their liquid over the beef and onion, and season with salt and pepper. Repeat the layers, and cover with the tomato soup. Top with the bacon.

  • Cover and bake 1 hour in the preheated oven. Remove cover and continue baking 1 hour, or until the bacon is crisp and the potatoes are tender.

Nutrition Facts

466.4 calories; 27 g protein; 45.8 g carbohydrates; 73.5 mg cholesterol; 1179.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (43)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2006
I chose this recipe based on its ingredients. Overall it was delicious and very satisfying. A few comments: Taste: I could tell from the recipe that if I made it as printed it might be a bit bland. So I added garlic to the beef/onion mixture and I also added chili powder cumin and garlic powder. Prep time: It took me a LOT longer than 15 minutes to prepare. I don't cook every day but I've been cooking since I was a kid and I am pretty comfortable with a potato peeler and chopping knife. Unless you are quite a chef count on maybe twice as long for prep. Covering: I wish I had left it covered for more than the first hour... the top did get rather dried out. But maybe my oven is too hot. Tomato soup: This added a really good taste! But it didn't go very far. Next time I might use twice as much. This is a really wholesome recipe and it gives you a lot of opportunity to modify it the way you like. In addition to the spices I melted cheese on top at the end of the cooking and I served it topped with some sour cream. Yum! Read More
(48)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/08/2007
This recipe was a huge disappointment. It has potential but needs changes; if I ever make this again I would mix the tomato soup throughout the meat mixture since only the top had flavor and the layers below were dry. I would also coook this on a much higher setting like 425 since the potatoes were still hard after an hour of baking on 350. The only redeeming quality was the flavor on the top where the soup was poured on. Read More
(28)
48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2006
I chose this recipe based on its ingredients. Overall it was delicious and very satisfying. A few comments: Taste: I could tell from the recipe that if I made it as printed it might be a bit bland. So I added garlic to the beef/onion mixture and I also added chili powder cumin and garlic powder. Prep time: It took me a LOT longer than 15 minutes to prepare. I don't cook every day but I've been cooking since I was a kid and I am pretty comfortable with a potato peeler and chopping knife. Unless you are quite a chef count on maybe twice as long for prep. Covering: I wish I had left it covered for more than the first hour... the top did get rather dried out. But maybe my oven is too hot. Tomato soup: This added a really good taste! But it didn't go very far. Next time I might use twice as much. This is a really wholesome recipe and it gives you a lot of opportunity to modify it the way you like. In addition to the spices I melted cheese on top at the end of the cooking and I served it topped with some sour cream. Yum! Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2006
This is a very good recipe. I did not have tomato soup so I used a can of tomato sauce and a can of rotel (diced tomatoes with green chilis) I am also lazy so I did not peel the potatoes. I think next time I will cook the bacon before putting it in the oven because it was just a little greasy. Over all a good dish. Read More
(28)
Rating: 2 stars
03/08/2007
This recipe was a huge disappointment. It has potential but needs changes; if I ever make this again I would mix the tomato soup throughout the meat mixture since only the top had flavor and the layers below were dry. I would also coook this on a much higher setting like 425 since the potatoes were still hard after an hour of baking on 350. The only redeeming quality was the flavor on the top where the soup was poured on. Read More
(28)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2010
From the "author": allrecipes takes "liberties" with the recipes, which is fine but if you want it to be the way I make it... I do not cook the ground beef and onion before adding to the recipe, and the potatoes are peeled and sliced approx 3/16" thick, not diced. It goes: Mix finely chopped onion into ground beef. Put a layer of half of the sliced potatoes, then half of the ground beef/onion mixture pulled into marble sized bits and scattered over the potatoes, then half of the kidney beans with juice, then salt and pepper, repeat layers. Top with condensed tomato soup then bacon slices. Then bake as directed. Hope this helps... Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2006
I chose to leave out the bacon.and used prepared frozen hashbrowns to save time. Added some garlic and spices and served with a dallop of cream cheese on top. It was a hit with my husband. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2008
I made several adjustments to the basic recipe. I used only 1 pd of hamburger. I also used 2 cans of condensed tomato soup. I used one huge can of kidney beans and one regular sized can. I melted cheese on top of the casserole toward the last 10 min of the recipe and then used the broiler for 5 min to crisp and brown the cheese. We love garlic so I put a whole lot of that in there. I threw in a bit of chili powder and ground cayenne pepper as well. Turned out delish. Read More
(18)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2004
This recipe was tasty and easy. I liked it because it calls for ingredients that I usually have in my house. My husband added hot sauce to his to spice it up a bit. Very good. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2007
This recipe was very easy and delicious. I did add galic cumin and chilli powder as some other reviews suggested. But also added diced tomato to it. Will make this again. Read More
(13)
Rating: 2 stars
08/24/2006
I must diagree with the other reviews. While this recipe is great for quick prep I found it to be rather tasteless and has a very unappetizing appearance. Sorry I will not be making this again. Read More
(11)