Green Bean Beef Bake Recipe

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This recipe has been in our family for ages. We take it to just about every get-together...folks always rave about it. I like that it's so simple to prepare.—Eileen Jahn, Detroit, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut or French-style green beans, drained
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 291 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 980mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. In a skillet, cook the beef, onion, salt and pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the beans, soup and mushrooms; mix well. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, egg and milk; beat until light and fluffy. Spread over beef mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Green Bean Beef Bake in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p184

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mysticgirl5 User ID: 2581325 46873
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2009

"I love this recipe. It's simple but tasty and easy. I make it without the mushroom pieces and I do use a bit of butter and milk in the mashed potatoes."

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