Creamy Beef & Potatoes Recipe
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Creamy Beef & Potatoes Recipe

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One of my husband's favorite childhood memories was eating his Grandma Barney's Tater Tot Casserole. It's just as much fun making with O'Brien potatoes, too. — Heather Matthews, Keller, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 cups frozen O'Brien potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-3/4 cups: 664 calories, 38g fat (19g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 1851mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 37g protein.


  1. Place potatoes and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, covered, on high for 8-10 minutes or until tender, stirring twice.
  2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in salt and pepper. In a small bowl, whisk soup and milk until blended; add to beef. Stir in potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese. Reduce heat to low; cook, covered, until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Creamy Beef & Potatoes in Simple & Delicious August/September 2013, p21

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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schapdel User ID: 4414848 180702
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

"Pretty good and super quick and easy. I will probably add more veggies like corn or peas next time but definitely not bad for something to make in a pinch when you really don't feel like cooking."

ColleenaG User ID: 1190332 197442
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2013

"Good recipe...easy, quick and very tasty."

cookscountry User ID: 5797234 192663
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

"This dish was very good. My family gobbled it up and there were no leftovers. I didn't have any frozen potatoes, so I just used fresh ones."

Feen User ID: 1925557 197439
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

"This was pretty good but a bit heavy for summer. It reminded me of Hamburger Helper only with spuds. It was too salty and thick for me, so next time I will use more water. I think I'd also add more veggies like peas or whatever's in the freezer. Overall a good basic recipe that any cook can tweak to their taste."

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 194073
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

"This wasn't the most appealing looking dish, but it was pretty tasty... I added a tablespoon or two of Worcestershire sauce and a little garlic powder to add a little extra flavor. Very filling and hearty dish!"

obsessedwithfood User ID: 3724663 150808
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

"quick, easy, and delicious! My husband and I loved it! Will definitely make again and make it often! Might double the recipe next time so I have more leftovers."

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