Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Might be eating this every night
--Hamburger Casserole

Hamburger Casserole
Home Cooking 2005 Recipe Annual Copyright 2005

1 pound ground beef
½ cup chopped onion
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1 (10 ¾-ounce) can tomato soup I used the lower-sodium version
1 (15-ounce) can cut green beans, drained
1 1/3 cups instant potato flakes
1 egg beaten
Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 1 ½-quart casserole dish.

Brown ground beef with onion; drain. Season with salt and pepper; stir in tomato soup and green beans. Place in prepared dish.

Prepare instant potatoes as package directs, omitting milk and adding egg. Spoon potato mounds over casserole. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake for 30 minutes.

Serves 4 to 6. (6 would be a stretch)

I might have to start making this recipe quite often. Not that it was that good (it was good, not spectacular), but because it's a bargain and everyday I get hit with another bill related to Daniel's birth. The hospital bills are my favorite because they're for large amounts of money and they send you absolutely zero information besides the balance. I guess there aren't enough trees in the forest for them to itemize everything.

This wasn't bad. My son really likes canned green beans and he scarfed this down. My husband will sometimes pass on vegetables unless they're mixed right into the main course so this worked out well for him too. I just needed to pick up the soup and green beans to make this and it didn't take much time to make so it gets plenty of extra points for being cheap and easy.

Question of the Day: Do you like canned vegetables? I was raised on them so I actually like most of them - mushrooms, corn, green beans, peas, carrots, beets and even potatoes. One canned vegetable I don't care for is asparagus.


MommyProf said...

Call and tell them you want an itemized bill. They will give it to you, and it is usually worth it since there are often errors.

Anonymous said...

I like the standard canned veggies. Peas, corn, beans, mushrooms but I don't like potatos or asparagus canned. Only fresh

Anonymous said...

We eat quite a few canned veggies along with fresh and frozen.


Randi said...

The only canned I like is beets. I'll use the corn in a pinch and creamed corn for making corn bread. Mushrooms are good in some recipes( especially pizza, but I dont want to buy mushrooms from China anymore and it seems most of them are from there).

Anonymous said...

I prefer frozen peas to canned ones, but when it comes to corn either way is good.

My hubby will only eat Blue Lake canned green beans ("Are these Blue Lake?" he'll ask). I've tried sneaking frozen green beans into casseroles and he can always tell. He'll push them to the side of the plate and not eat them :)

Of course, fresh is always the best choice!

LL said...

Hey I have been away from your blog for a while, but I wanted to tell you that I make this with frozen green beans, and put it in a pie crust and top it with a pie crust. Bake it after slitting the top and the Mennonite Cookbook "More with Less" calls it Colorado Pie.

Maybe you could give it a try and get away from the processed potatoes and canned green beans.