Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 50 mins

I cut this recipe out of the TOH or quick cooking magazine. This is a all in one dish meal. It can be made for OAMC or half made for dinner the day of preparation and freeze 2nd one for later dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can green beans, drained
  • 1 (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 6 -7 potatoes, peeled, cooked and mashed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (2 7/8 ounce) can French-fried onions
  • 12 cup cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. In a skillet, brown ground beef and onion, drain well. Stir in soups, beans and mushroom. Simmer until heated through. Meanwhile, combine hot mashed potatoes, egg, salt and pepper; mix well. Spread into the bottom and up the sides of a greased 13-in.x9-in.x2-in. baking dish or two greased 9-in. pie plates. Spoon ground beef into the potato crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven; sprinkle with french-fried onions and cheese. Return to oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  2. Note: If freezing don't include cheddar cheese or french-fried onions prior to freezing.
Most Helpful

This was DELICIOUS!! I had to make substitutions though...used chicken italian sausage (no ground beef or buffalo in the freezer), and used 2 cream of chicken soups (don't eat mushrooms), but it was absolutely wonderful. Smelled so good in the oven, and tasted great. A new keeper recipe for us ~ "down home cookin" at it's best! Made for Football Pool 2008, Playoff Week #2, Jan 2009. :)

FloridaNative January 12, 2009

Great Recipe! I scaled back a little on the recipe as I was only making enough for one pie plate. In doing so, I could only use one can of soup and chose the cream of chicken. I used the small size can of green beans and mushrooms...worked like a charm. I did find that it was easier to cut into the pie shape wedge if you let it set for 10-15 mins. Straight from the doesn't work and its too hot anyways. This recipe is a keeper for me....I really enjoyed it. I will take some to work tomorrow for lunch. Since I will be making the smaller one pie would be a perfect recipe for left over potatoes and veggies. Thanks again for sharing.

Sandylee September 18, 2007

I made a few additions to this recipe, added in fresh garlic and jalapeno peppers to the ground beef mixture and used fresh steamed green beans in place of canned, this is total comfort food that pleased my family, thanks for sharing diner!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz August 16, 2007