I would always ask my mom 'What's for dinner?' and the response would be 'I don't know.' I said I was going to make up a dish called 'I don't know' dish. It turned out pretty good. Ground beef, potatoes and cheese are layered with a few vegetables in this simple one dish meal.

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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 the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, stir together the mixed vegetables and mushroom soup. Set aside.

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  • Place the potatoes in a large saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  • Meanwhile, crumble the ground beef into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until evenly browned, stirring to break up large lumps. Drain excess grease from the beef and place in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour the vegetable mixture over the beef, then arrange the potato slices over the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle cheese over the top.

  • Bake uncovered for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until cheese is melted and the dish is heated through and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

471.2 calories; 25.7 g protein; 48.5 g carbohydrates; 70.1 mg cholesterol; 561.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (31)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2004
My family loved this recipe. I doubled this for my large family size and added about 1 cup of milk to the vegy/soup mixture. I also sprinkled cooked/crumbled bacon over the beef once it was in the baking dish. The bacon makes all the difference. Thanks I will make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2009
Mom made this when my sister and I were kids. Instead of using frozen mixed veggies Mom would use frozen broccoli. She also doubled the cheese. I want to say she added whatever spices she had on hand as well and added a soup can of milk. Great to make to take a walk down memory lane but needs a little more gussied up for me now. Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2004
My family loved this recipe. I doubled this for my large family size and added about 1 cup of milk to the vegy/soup mixture. I also sprinkled cooked/crumbled bacon over the beef once it was in the baking dish. The bacon makes all the difference. Thanks I will make this again. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2004
My family loved this recipe. I doubled this for my large family size and added about 1 cup of milk to the vegy/soup mixture. I also sprinkled cooked/crumbled bacon over the beef once it was in the baking dish. The bacon makes all the difference. Thanks I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2005
I use this recipe often but instead of potatoes i use cornbread to top it and bake till cornbread is done. My family loves it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2009
I love this title!! Perfect casserole for hard working MOMS. I had2 boxes of scalloped potatoes and canned milk. I added the cheese sauce mix and the milk to make up for my lack of cream of mushroom soup. This was tasty and rib sticking. Thank You Kristen Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2009
Mom made this when my sister and I were kids. Instead of using frozen mixed veggies Mom would use frozen broccoli. She also doubled the cheese. I want to say she added whatever spices she had on hand as well and added a soup can of milk. Great to make to take a walk down memory lane but needs a little more gussied up for me now. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2017
Yummy dish. I like the I dont know story behind it. My mom used to make this exact same recipe but we called it hamburg hash or slop. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2008
My family loved this recipe. I also added about 1/2 can of milk to the soup mixture. And I sprinkled onion powdered on the ground beef. (Next time I might throw in some chopped onion). I also used frozen green peas as the vegetable I didn't think the mixed vegetables would be good. I will definately make this recipe over and over again. Another thing I did not peel the potatoes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2008
hubby likes.. i thought it was a bit bland... will be awesome with some seasonings Tried again but added some garlic salt and pepper this is an amazing dish it is now a family favorite! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2006
Very good. I uesd 2 cans soup and added more cheese. I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2007
We love it. I added the bacon on top. Taste great the next day also. Read More
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