Cheap Beef in Potato Nests

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Here is an inexpensive quick supper! When we were kids my mom used to serve the tomato soup version of this recipe...We called it SOS and would make "volcanoes" out of this dish. Maybe she should have renamed it "Stopplayingwith yourfood,dammit!"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place potatoes in a med.
  2. sauce pan with just enough water to cover.
  3. Simmer until tender.
  4. Heat oil in fry pan.
  5. Saute onion and pepper in oil.
  6. Add ground beef and brown well.
  7. Add tomato soup (or BBQ sauce) to meat mixture.
  8. Heat through.
  9. Drain, mash potatoes.
  10. Add enough milk to moisten and mash again.
  11. Season to taste.
  12. Divide potatoes equally onto four serving plates.
  13. Make an indentation in the middle of each mound; fill with beef mixture.
  14. Top with green chopped green onion and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese.


Most Helpful

Definitely 5 star for what I was looking for. Something cheap, easy and tasty. I was surprised it was that good, it looked very nice with the shredded cheddar and scallions. Filling to say the least. Good with a bit of sour cream on top also. Thanks.

Kevin Young November 18, 2002

This was very good!! I used barbecue sauce and it made 8 servings and there were no leftovers. My daughter had 3 helpings. Everyone loved it!Thank you Barbara for this recipe ; )

RecipeNut October 18, 2002

Good dish, easy to make. I wasn't, however, able to make the ten minute prep/ten minute cook times. It was more like an hour prep & 40 minutes cooking. Of course, I'm not any great shakes at being a cook so I know I am slower than most people. I used the tomato soup version. OK, but not 'aggressive' enough for me. I'll use the barbecue sauce next time or maybe a combination of the two.

Rick Young February 24, 2003

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