Ground Beef and Onion Gratin

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

Savory, simple and delicious! Can use cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup in place of the celery if desired, this is really good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 2-quart baking dish.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet.
  4. Brown beef with garlic; drain and mix in the 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, set aside.
  5. Simmer the onions in boiling water for 10 minutes; drain and reserve 1/2 cup of the onion water.
  6. To the 1/2 cup onion water, add in the boiled onions, soup, dry mustard, salt, pepper cheddar cheese and green onions; mix well.
  7. Pour the mixture into a prepared baking dish.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes.
  9. Combine the 1 cup Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and butter; mix well.
  10. Remove the dish from oven and set to broil.
  11. Evenly sprinkle the crumb/cheese mixture on the casserole and broil for about 2 minutes.


Most Helpful

Good flavor but incomplete directions. There was never any mention of adding the set aside ground beef to the onion mixture before baking.

maggie Weinand June 16, 2010

We've really enjoyed Kitten's recipes in the past, but this one wasn't my favorite. My teenage son really liked it, DH liked it, but we all agreed it needed more flavor for our tastes. I had to make homemade breadcrumbs with recipe #70154 & substituted cream of onion soup for the celery soup, so added celery seed to the onion mixture. The recipe doesn't specify what to do with the beef after draining. I don't usually make casserole type dishes, so I didn't know if the beef should be layered, mixed in or served separate even. I decided to just mix it all together in the baking dish. I may make this again with some added spices. Thanks for posting!

**Tinkerbell** December 16, 2007

This was delicious Kitten! For some reason, I had my doubts, but the end product was amazing. I did make a few changes, namely using ground turkey instead of beef. I cut way back on the topping to save some cals, and used non-fat cheddar cheese. Thank you Kitten, I will be making this again and again.

yogiclarebear August 14, 2007

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