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Hamburger Casserole Recipe
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Hamburger Casserole Recipe

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This recipe is such a hit it's "traveled" all over the country! My mother originated the recipe in Pennsylvania...I brought it to Texas when I married...I'm still making it in California...and my daughter treats her friends to this "oldie" in Colorado. It's hearty yet simple to prepare. —Helen Carmichall, Santee, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 4 pounds potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 314 calories, 8 g fat (0 saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 277 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, layer half of the meat, potatoes and onion. Sprinkle with half of the salt if desired and pepper. Repeat layers. Dissolve bouillon in water; pour over all. Top with tomatoes. Cover and cook over medium heat for 45-50 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Garnish with parsley if desired. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Hamburger Casserole in Reminisce Extra August 1994, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 314 calories, 8 g fat (0 saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 277 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

Reviews for Hamburger Casserole(40)

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2014

First off, the prep time is totally inaccurate. Pealing and slicing 4 pounds of potatoes takes 30 minutes. In fact, that was way too many potatoes.. So the actual prep time is about 45 minutes if you are using fresh ingredients. This dish is very bland, requires a lot of salt and pepper, and that amount of salt is just not healthy. Also very runny. And the answer to the constant question here, brown the hamburger first with the onion.

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

This was pretty good. Needed a lot of salt and kept feeling like it was missing something else. My husband had two servings so he liked it. I did brown the ground beef first, before layering. and I questioned it myself whether or not I was supposed to. Glad I did.

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

Do you need to cook the meat first to me I would then layer the meat then the potatoes and the rest of the stuff please let me know if I should cook the meat first

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

My mom got this recipe from a neighbor in the '60's. My dad named it Sophie's mess after the neighbor. Mom fixed it often. But to tell you the truth, I always hated it! Just never did anything for me. I usually love TOH recipes, but I had to laugh when this was first published.

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

OMG, my Mom made something similar to this in the 50's..what a comfort food this was. i will have to make this but for one person only..my Mom always browned the ground beef first, then drained the fat/grease and put it in the oven. i'm sure this would be a great slow cooker recipe along with a salad and some crusty artisan bread. tomorrow will be a good day for this. thnx for the memories Helen, hagd !

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