Mom's Favorite Casserole

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

This was a German dish but I've been making it so long I can't remember where I ever found it. Over the years it has changed some too. My kids grew on this and ask for it even now. There's just something real good about the combined flavors.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season ground beef well and press into bottom of a 2-quart baking dish.
  2. Pour potatoes from one package on top of meat plus shake one seasoning packet over the top of the potatoes.
  3. Lay onions over potatoes, lay 2 slices of bacon on top of potatoes and then half a can of kidney beans. Repeat this one more time and then pour hot water over the top.
  4. Place remaining slices of bacon on top of dish and bake at 350° for 45 minutes.


Most Helpful

An excellent casserole. Love the fact that it's mostly convience foods. This proves you can come home and throw something together and still come up with something that tastes homemade!

yooper June 13, 2002

I wasn't quite sure about this recipe. I lightly browned the ground beef, (seasoned with Lawry's seasoned salt and some pepper) before adding to the baking dish. I used a (15.5oz.) can of the kidney beans, drained. I used 12 slices of bacon, partially cooked. I omitted the garlic salt, and used 2 c. hot water, and 3/4 c. of cream, ( I'm sure milk would of been fine ). No way would 1 c. hot water been enough liquid for this recipe. I also used both packets of the seasonings that came with the boxed potatoes, and baked it in the oven for 40 minutes. After eating this casserole, I think it would taste much better without the kidney beans, and I should of used 2 c. hot water, and 2 c. of milk total. Also, make sure you use a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish to bake it in. In all, I'd give this recipe 3 stars, but if you omit the kidney beans, I'd give it 4 stars.

Domestic Goddess November 20, 2002

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