Creamy Beef with Biscuits Recipe

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With 11 children, my mom had lots of cooking experience. She generously passed down to me her knowledge and recipes. Mom usually served this dish to company.—Mary Miller, Shreve, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tube (12 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 393 calories, 22 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 89 mg cholesterol, 885 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add cream cheese, stirring until melted. Stir in the soup, milk, ketchup, salt and pepper.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Uncover; arrange biscuits over top. Bake 20-25 minutes longer or until biscuits are golden brown. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Beef with Biscuits in Casserole Cookbook 2001, p71

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jun. 16, 2014

"Since we're empty nesters, generally halve this dish. Make my own biscuits instead. J."

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2013

"This was very good! It reminded me of a "sloopy joe" my Mom used to make but she used sour cream instead of cream cheese. I followed the directions except for putting in some chili sauce along with the ketchup. I also added 2 tsp of yellow mustard for extra zip. I baked the biscuits right on top and they baked up nice and golden brown. Kids loved it, tasty fall meal."

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2012

"I did not use 2 lbs. of Ground Beef. It would have been way too much. As for the remaining ingredients, I used as much as it called for. My entire family LOVED this! It was very creamy and tasteful. I baked the biscuits on a baking sheet instead of putting them on top of the meal to bake. Mine always come out soggy/underdone.

I will definitely make this again!"

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"super easy and tasty !! I added more biscuits to the top :)"

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