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For an old-fashioned stick-to-your-ribs meal, try this economical entree that's just 89¢ a helping. "As a newlywed, I was so grateful to my mom for sharing this easy recipe," notes Sandy McKenzie of Braham, Minnesota. "My husband enjoys this no matter how often I serve it."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 3 cups hot cooked mashed potatoes


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the soup, milk, mushrooms and bouillon. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until heated through, stirring occassionally. Serve over mashed potatoes.

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  • mom2lauren
    Jan 22, 2019

    This is a quick meal I can make that everyone enjoys. I leave out the canned mushrooms because my gang doesn’t care for them. When I buy ground beef I often cook it up right away and then measure out in 1lb increments and freeze them in bags. Then it is even quicker to make because the beef is already cooked! I often serve with peas because they’re my hubby’s favourite

  • gunslinger
    Oct 8, 2018

    My husband had some teeth pulled and needed some easy to eat food. Not only did this work perfectly for that it was also delicious served over mashed potatoes. Quick, easy, economical and tasty a winner on all counts. I will be making this again!

  • VictoriaElaine
    Dec 19, 2017

    A meal in one when you use it it top mashed potatoes. I always add a can of green beans to make it even more hearty.

  • theresahill
    Aug 3, 2017

    Great recipe for a busy night. The family really enjoyed it.

  • mocox13
    Sep 26, 2015

    I actually thought this recipe was too simple to be very good, but I was wrong! A quick and easy meal (we poured it over biscuits and mashed potatoes).

  • homemaker27
    Jun 16, 2015

    06/16/2015, Very good! Doubled the recipe for my family of five. Only used one can of mushrooms for double recipe. Added onion and garlic to meat while frying. Also added cayenne and crushed red pepper to taste. Wanted more spice but not more salt. And added a extra cup of milk to double recipe. 06/19/2015, did same today but added a cream of celery soup and green bell pepper to hamburger too.

  • Dunken
    Sep 26, 2013

    We enjoyed this dish very much. When I browned the meat I added chopped onions and garlic salt. I will definitely make this again.

  • love_my_life
    Jan 14, 2013

    I really liked the "bones" of this recipe in that it sounded simple and filling, however, I knew this would not feed my family of 3 teenagers! i did use 1# 93% lean hamburger, 1 can health smart soup, added 2 cans of mushrooms, 1 cup Greek yogurt, a little extra bouillion, frozen peas, fresh cracked pepper and fresh parsley. Instead of mashed potatoes I served the "gravy" over baked potatoes. The result was great and filling. Will definitely make again and serve with a salad.I think the recipe would have been a little bland without the adjustments.

  • cassiesmith
    Dec 21, 2012

    Made it and served it over homemade biscuits. Very good!!! and super easy!

  • Kris Countryman
    Jan 26, 2012

    I remember this from my high school cafeteria. It's just as good now as it was then. I did add a little onion; but that was the only change I made to this really easy recipe.