Mom's Hamburger and Green Bean Casserole

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

This recipe was passed down from my grandmother, to my mother and now I make it frequently. It's a big hit with hubby. It is also another one of those recipes that show how they stretched a pound of hamburger to feed a family. A salad goes along nicely with this.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
  • 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans cut green beans
  • 4 cups mashed potatoes (or more)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 -2 tablespoon dehydrated onion (to taste)
  • 12 teaspoon salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Brown the ground beef. Drain.
  3. Empty tomato soup into a casserole dish. (I use an oval pyrex 11X81/2X3).
  4. Pour 1/2 of can of green bean juice into soup. Drain rest of green beans and add to dish.
  5. Add dehydrated onion, salt, and pepper.
  6. Mix.
  7. Add drained ground beef into soup mixture. Mix well.
  8. Beat egg and add to mashed potatoes. Mix well.
  9. Top meat mixture with mashed potatoes.
  10. Don't cover green bean mixture completely, leave a little area all around to allow mixture to bubble and not bubble over.
  11. Try to make peaks with the potatoes for and extra special look.
  12. Bake 30-45 minutes or until potatoes are browned.