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Vegetable Beef Casserole

This easy one-dish recipe has been a family favorite ever since my husband's aunt handed it down to me 35 years ago. Try adding whatever vegetables you have on hand. A simple salad goes nicely with this dish. —Evangeline Rew, Manassas, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium potatoes, sliced
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 3 celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 cups cut fresh or frozen cut green beans
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a 3-qt. casserole, layer half the potatoes, carrots, celery, green beans and onion. Crumble half the uncooked beef over vegetables. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon each thyme, salt and pepper. Repeat layers.
  • Top with tomatoes. Cover and bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake about 1 hour longer or until vegetables are tender and meat is no longer pink. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 326 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 607mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • Hot Dodge
    Jun 24, 2020

    This was delicious. I used zucchini and corn along with the other veggies, except the carrots. I cooked the meat before hand, it just seemed weird to add it raw even though I know it gets cooked. I also added some basil, oregano and parsley. I will be making this again, especially when the weather turns cool this fall. I love one dish meals.

  • lenine
    Jun 12, 2019

    So good, and so easy! The potatoes were tasty, having been cooked with the meat.

  • MARCIA
    Apr 29, 2019

    Very good as listed! Love being able to use veggies on hand. (But curious what composes Prairie Heritage Herbs for a variation....?)

  • jennifergarnett
    Jul 7, 2011

    I put garlic cloves (minced) in the meat, added some creaole seasoning and it was pretty good. My family wants it again.Next time I will add bacon.

  • LYNETTEEH
    Jan 28, 2009

    I made this for our meal this evening and my husband and I really liked it. All I substituted was canned green beans for the fresh or frozen and Prairie Heritage Herbs for the thyme. Prairie Heritage Herbs is a blend my mother made up and now I continue to make it especially before Christmas for little gifts. Thanks for a great recipe that I plan to prepare when our sons and daughter-in-law are home next time.Lynette