One of my favorite meals growing up was the Hamburger Helper Potato Stroganoff. That may put off some of you gourmet types out there, but this dish had all the meat and potato goodness just coursing through it. I have not had Hamburger Helper in most of my adult life, but have always held a special place in my heart for that one particular variety.
Here's what you need: ground beef, chopped onions, potatoes, cream of mushroom soup, milk, shredded cheese, salt and pepper.
Here's how you make it: Start by cooking your onions until translucent. Then add your ground beef and cook until done, seasoning to taste.
While the beef is cooking, thinly slice enough cleaned potatoes to measure 3 cups.
In bowl, mix together the cream of mushroom soup, milk, salt and pepper. If you wanted to add any other seasonings like garlic powder, this would be a good time to do it.
Grease a 11 x 7 pan and place make a single layer of potatoes.
Then pour half of the soup mixture over the top.
Sprinkle about half the cheese on the potatoes and soup.
End with the rest of the ground beef and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until the potatoes are tender.
Hamburger Potato Casserole
1 lb. lean ground beef
3 cups thinly sliced potatoes (either peeled or with thin skins)
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease an 11 x 7 (2 quart) glass baking dish. In medium skillet, cook the onions and ground beef until done. Drain the grease. In a medium bowl, mix together the milk, soup, salt and pepper. Layer half of the potatoes, soup, cheese and then the hamburger meat. Repeat with the rest of the potatoes, soup, hamburger meat and then the cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until the potatoes are tender.
I love when dishes take you back in time and give you that warm, happy feeling of comfort and love. This is one of those dishes. What's one of your favorite childhood meals that you fix for your family now?
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