Greetings, dear readers! Today, let me take you on a delightful culinary journey with a dish that epitomizes the essence of American comfort food – the Hamburger Potato Casserole. This dish is a celebration of simple, yet hearty meals that have been a staple in many homes across the heartland, offering a taste of nostalgia and homely warmth.
Rooted in the tradition of practical and satisfying cooking, this casserole uses ground beef and potatoes as its foundation. It’s an ideal choice for those busy evenings or when you’re yearning for a meal that feels like a warm hug from home. The recipe I’m sharing today adds a personal twist to this beloved classic, enhancing the rich flavors with just a few humble ingredients.
To complement the robust taste of this casserole, consider pairing it with a light green salad dressed in a zesty vinaigrette and a side of vibrantly steamed vegetables. Don’t forget a slice of crusty bread to complete this comforting meal, perfect for family dinners or a cozy night in.
Hamburger Potato Casserole Recipe
1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
4 large russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 can (10.75 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon garlic powder.
1 teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish.
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with olive oil.
Brown ground beef and onion in a skillet, then season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Layer half in the baking dish.
Add a layer of potato slices and half the cheese. Repeat with remaining beef, potatoes, and another layer of cheese.
Mix condensed soup and milk; pour over casserole.
Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour. Uncover, add remaining cheese, and bake until bubbly and potatoes are tender.
Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with parsley.
Variations & Tips:
Add green peas or corn for extra veggies.
For a crunch, top with buttery breadcrumbs.
Try different cheese combinations like gruyere and mozzarella.
Leftovers can be refrigerated and enjoyed the next day.
Feel free to experiment with this recipe to make it uniquely yours. Embrace the heartwarming essence of this Hamburger Potato Casserole and let it bring joy and comfort to your dining table. Happy cooking!