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Au Gratin Beef Bake Recipe

This swift savory supper from Margaret Schroeder of Cudahy, Wisconsin is so full of down-home taste that no one will believe it's so easy. Canned tomato soup and packaged au gratin potatoes are baked with ground beef to create the comforting casserole.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 package (5-1/4 ounces) au gratin potatoes
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 2/3 cup milk


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion, celery and green pepper until met is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain. In a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish, combine beef mixture, potatoes with contents of sauce mix, soup and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in the water and milk. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 45-50 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 307 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 858mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.

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acooley1 User ID: 62623 135383
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"This tasted good to me- it's very homey and comforting. We added a little shredded cheddar cheese on the top."

sonjabel User ID: 6147665 69913
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"I changed this recipe up alot! I added three garlic pieces, diced mushrooms, salt and pepper, changed the water for the milk and then dropped the ingredients inside a pie shell. It was great! The whole family ate it up!"

crackerjack076 User ID: 5003692 94749
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2010

"I thought this recipe was just "alright".Honestly it taketed about the same as hamburger helper just with more work"

KrystaLyn User ID: 2126428 127995
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2010

"WAY too salty. I ended up turning the leftovers into a soup, and it still wasn't the biggest hit in my house. I won't be making it again."

ambg4920 User ID: 3284002 44581
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2009

"My kids hate casseroles. This one they not only liked but went back for more. I did modify it slightly. I baked it for 35 min then sprinkled mozzarella cheese on the top and baked it for 10 more min."

cathy01 User ID: 2112997 56754
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2009

"Very good!


Joscy User ID: 2694585 56654
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2008

"Generally my husband is not fond of boxed au gratin potatoes. I had a box in the house and wanted to use it up, so decided to give this recipe a try. I am happy to report he really enjoyed this dish. Thank you for sharing!"

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