Cheesy Beef and Bean Bake

"This is a great comfort meal for those days when you want a tasty main dish without spending a lot of time in the kitchen."
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  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, combine the ground beef and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sauté for 10 minutes, or until well browned.
  • Add tomato sauce, onion and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare potatoes.
  • Place beef mixture into a casserole dish.
  • Layer the beans over the beef and smooth potatoes over the beans.
  • Sprinkle the cheese over the potatoes and bake uncovered at 375°F for 30 to 40 minutes.

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  1. We really enjoyed this. True comfort food. I buy my ground beef in bulk and cook it up with onion and freeze in 1 lb. packages. I used one of these and had dinner on the table in 30 mins. I misread the recipe and cooked the beans with the meat for 10 mins. Used 1 package of Yukon Gold instant potatoes on top, with the cheese. I didn't even cook in the oven, just simmered covered while I cooked rolls. Leftovers were great reheated the next day.
  2. This was a very simple recipe, but i got lots of raves from my family!
  3. This was good! I am glad I tried it, it has all the fixings of comfort food. I had less potatoes than the recipe called for but it turned out great anyway. Yum, I think I will be making this one again!
  4. This was really good comfort food. I added some fried onions on top and it was very tasty.
  5. Had some sweet and sour meatballs (and lots of sauce) and garlic cheddar mashed potatoes leftover from last night so I threw it all together with the beans and it was great. Thanks for the idea!


  1. This would be good without the mashed potatoes. I didn't have Worcestershire so used soy sauce instead. Easy to put together and good with a salad and your favorite bread. Thanks for posting. Toni in Colorado
  2. I grew up with a version of this and my mom called it "shipwreck." She sliced the potatoes instead of mashing them and she poured the tomato soup on top, while leaving the hamburger plain. Don't tell her this, but I like your version MUCH better!
  3. My DH LOVED this! The only change I made was using a can of Ranch Style beans instead of baked beans. It was very tasty! This dish could easily be prepared one day, placed in the refrigerator and heated up the next day for a quick dinner! Thanks Fluffy for a wonderful recipe!



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