Poor Man’s Dinner

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 29, 2023
Don't let the name fool you—this dish guarantees "million-dollar taste" with just a few ingredients!—Mila Abner, Vada, Kentucky
Poor Man's Dinner Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 large potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • Minced fresh parsley


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Season with pepper and garlic powder. Layer the beef, potatoes and onion slices in a shallow 2-qt. baking dish. Combine soup and milk; pour over all.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/4 hours or until potatoes are tender. Garnish with parsley.
Editor's Tip For a CHEESY BEEF DINNER, Substitute 2 cans (11 oz. each) condensed cheddar cheese soup for the mushroom soup.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 272 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 410mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein.

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