By Kittencalskitchen on March 07, 2007
Photo by Delicious as it Looks
Photo by Delicious as it Looks
"Sliced potatoes in a delicious creamy sauce on the bottom then topped with a ground beef mixture --- instead of layering the potatoes you can just mix them with the sauce in a large bowl transfer to the baking dish then top with the ground beef mixture either way is fine but the potatoes will cook a little faster if mixed with the sauce --- feel free to throw in some cooked chopped green beans, mushrooms, corn niblets to the ground beef mixture or whatever you wish, I also like sprinkle some grated cheddar cheese over the potato mixture before topping with the ground beef and then again after the casserole has been cooked, this casserole is very versatile and you don't have to worry about the exact amounts --- to save time you may cook the ground beef mixture a day ahead and refrigerate, all ingredients may be reduced to half if desired to yield 4-6 and baked in a smaller baking dish--- NOTE some of the reviewers are stating that the potatoes are taking a long time to cook so you may want to pop them in the microwave first just to soften slightly,"
Serving Size: 1 (373 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"Great recipe, was looking for something to do different with hamburger meat and this was it! After reading reviews about the potatoes not cooking enough, I remembered a recipe I had for potatoes au gratin...so for the first 20-25 minutes I cooked this at 400* degrees covered and then turned it back to 350* degrees covered for the remaining time this recipe called for. It was perfect. This made alot, so had plenty for lunch the next day! Thanks for posting another wonderful recipe Kittencal!!"
"I made this recipe on 11/4/10 for our dinner. This recipe was made with a few changes due to our tastes and what was on hand.All I had was 14 ounces of ground beef so, I browned that with some onion,a bit of crushed red pepper flakes, some seasoned salt, and used garlic powder instead of the garlic cloves.For the sauce I used 1 1/2 cans of the soup, onions( which I had cooked in some margarine until slightly softened),and used a bit of milk instead of the light cream.Also used a little less sour cream, a bit more of the garlic powder,and instead of parmesan a parmesan/ romano blend was used.To make it a quicker assembly, I mixed the potatoes in with the sauce. I layered the dish as follows, half of the potatoes, sprinkled with half of the shredded cheese, and add all of the meat.Added the remaining potatoes, covered with foil and baked at 375 degrees for 1 hour. After that baking time, added the remaining cheese and baked for an additional 30 minutes. After removing from the oven, I let it "rest" for about 10 minutes. This was a very good " Comfort Food " type dish and I will make this again. Thanks for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) ""
"Kitten you did it again! We loved this, will be making it again and again. I sliced the potatoes thin, about 1/8 inch and they cooked just fine. I added a touch more red pepper flakes and added fresh mushrooms and about 1/4 t of Italian seasoning to the meat at the same time as the garlic. I also sprinkled cheese into each layer. Thanks Kitten for another winner!"
"A recipe! I ommited the entire section for the ground beef and only made au gratin potatoes(my kids wont eat it if I include the beef) and had little time so literally I made the sauce and threw in the cut up potatoes, added half a lb of cheddar cheese(mixed in) and voila. It was incredible! Thanks so much for posting this. The trick for all who have had issues with their potatoes not getting soft enough is to first cut them very fine and second, make sure you use a big 13" by 9" baking dish so they have room to cook."
"I am relatively new to food.com, but I know that if Kittencals name is in the recipe, it's a must try! I made this tonight for dinner and my husband loved it! I try recipes based solely on the reviews, so I had to come do my part and put in my two cents. I was looking for a new ground beef recipe that was easy and yummy, because my husband and I both are picky eaters. This recipe was great! I'll definitely be making it again.
I left out the green peppers, and used minced onion instead of chopped. I also left the foil on the casserole for the entire 1 1/2 hrs cooking time. I think it helped to prevent the beef from being too dry or browning too much. I think it also helped to cook up the potatoes just right. I am excited to try different variations of this keeper. I bet it would be just as good with chicken instead of beef. Thanks again, Kittencal, for leaving your mark on my dinner table....shhhhh! Nobody has to know!"
"This is a keeper. I would have post pictures but entire casserole was eaten so quickly there was no time for pictures. I did not have a couple of things like sour cream, so that was omitted and for cream I used 2% milk, all cheese used was shredded cheddar and oh yeah...no pork so no bacon juice. I'm a cajun girl so Tony Cachere seasoning is a must as season salt...Everything was DELICIOUS. Kittencal I Love Your ideas and have tried a number of your recipes. All very SATISFYING... keep posting."
"So delicious!!!! Will definitely make again and again! :)"
"This was a very enjoyable meal. I did nuke the potatoes a bit before mixing them with the sauce to make sure they'd get done. I added grated cheddar cheese to the top for about the last fifteen minutes of cooking. Will definitely be making this again. Thank you!"
"As I sit here typing my review I have my second one of these casserole's baking in the oven! I'm anticipating it turning out as good as the first one I made! This is absolutely great! My daughter loved it, which is a plus for me! As other reviewers suggested I microwaved the potatoes first. The flavors blend very well together and I KNOW I will be making this many more times! Thanks Kittencal!!!!!!"
"Loved it! This was a winner. I didn't have an onion and I didn't have 2 cans of the cream of chicken, so I substituted French onion soup for both of the missing items. Also, I pre-cooked the potatoes a little before assembling the casserole. Thank you for another great recipe!"
"i was really disappointed!! it tasted okay, but i was expecting a "wow" casserole. i made it up with some biscuits and it was a very filling meal. our three kids, myself, my husband and two of his friends were able to eat lots and feel full... the quantity is great... but i just wasn't a fan of how it turned out. next time i think i'd stick with regular scalloped potatoes and roast. sorry. :("
"Made last night for a dinner part and it went over very well. I made a couple small changes. We have a few vegetarians in our group so I made a dish for them and used quorn ground meat substitute and it turned out good. I also substituted leeks for the onions and in the meat dish I added some ground breakfast sausage. Ran out of chicken soup so I used cream of mushroom. It was all very good."
"Thank you Kitten, for another yum... After slicing the potatoes, I steamed them for a few minutes, maybe 5, then added them to your recipe. Oh My Goodness... Husband ate 3<br/>helpings, and sat on the couch panting like a full puppy.. I think I will make a recipe box<br/>reserved for Kittencalskitchen.. Hee hee you are making my life so much easier. Annie A"
"Very good meal."
"Turned out very tasty, though I had to sub cream of mushroom for cream of chicken. It was a hit. :)"
"I was totally disappointed. I saw the rating and thought that it would be a sure thing. The twenty minute prep time turned into almost an hour. The potatoes never did cook. (If you have to ladle the sauce mixture between every layer of potato so that it does not become one solid potato again, it should have said so.) The crushed red pepper was WAY too much. Onion in both the sauce and the beef was overbearing. For a three hour dinner with two hungry men in the house, I'm throwing it in the garbage. It's a huge amount of food to waste. It could have been 3 meals. I have never gotten a recipe this bad off of food.com."
"Comfort food at its finest. I sliced the potatoes very thin and left the skins on for nutrition. I thought there was a bit too much cheese, so I will leave out the middle layer next time and only use 1 cup on top."
"Not that you need another review on this, but I just had to say thank you again for all your wonderful recipes. My DH does not eat left overs - ever - he ate this two nights in a row and raved how it was even better the 2nd night - truly a first. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us Kitten."
"Really easy recipe - everything I needed was in my pantry or refrigerator. I love recipes like this - I didn't have to run out to the store for one particular ingredient. My entire family hates casseroles, but I keep trying to find one that they'll like. This was definitely a hit!! Even my husband said,"I hate casseroles, but this one was good!". Kittencal never lets me down!"