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Ground Beef and Potatoes (Oh so Simple!)

Ground Beef and Potatoes (Oh so Simple!) created by Jonathan Melendez

This dish is almost too simple, but my husband loves it. I can make it any night and he's happy. I have tried to dress it up before and he politely has told me that he likes it plain and simple. This is nothing to write home about, but it seems to work in my household. It's fast, inexpensive, easy to make and doesn't require a lot of ingredients. I serve it with plenty of salted white rice and veggies.

Ready In:
25mins
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ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 cups diced potatoes (about 1 large potato)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 12 teaspoon salt (add additional salt to taste)

directions

  • Heat about 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet. Add diced potatoes (about 1/4 inch cubes) and cook for about 10 mins or until slightly browned and mostly cooked through stirring occasionally.
  • Add lean ground beef to potatoes and brown, chopping it up into very small pieces and stirring and flipping often (about 10 minutes). (If you use lean ground beef, there is no need to drain - be sure to cook meat with potatoes as it does make a difference in the overall flavor).
  • Once meat is fully cooked, turn off burner and add about a 1/2 tsp of salt and stir in with spatula. Add more salt to taste if desired. Serve with salted white rice and veggies.
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"This dish is almost too simple, but my husband loves it. I can make it any night and he's happy. I have tried to dress it up before and he politely has told me that he likes it plain and simple. This is nothing to write home about, but it seems to work in my household. It's fast, inexpensive, easy to make and doesn't require a lot of ingredients. I serve it with plenty of salted white rice and veggies."
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  1. char.aoesweetie
    This is absolutely positively tasteless, no flavor whatsoever! A recipe should have some redeeming qualities...but this one has zero! It really is a shame that of all the people that reviewed this...99% of them had completely changed the original recipe...so giving it 5 stars after adding many additional ingredients is not a fair review of a recipe... Not worth wasting good potatoes and ground beef on...sorry!
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  2. Poisonesse
    I've made this for many years, since I first started cooking and thought I had invented a fantastic new recipe! If you like ground beef (with salt and pepper to season it), and potatoes (again, with salt and pepper to season), you'll enjoy this meal. It isn't bland with the correct amounts of salt and pepper. That said, I used to always change it up, as most reviewers have said. One time I'll add Italian Seasoning, another time oregano and either a can of tomato sauce or a can of diced tomatoes, sometimes cheese, sometimes I toss some frozen peas in (tried green beans, but thought they overpowered the taste too much), or frozen corn, chopped green or red pepper... and each deviation from the original recipe gives a new taste to the meal, like a new recipe. BUT... my favorite is still the plain, simple, basic recipe with a nice veggies on the side (usually green... broccoli, peas, green beans, just because I like the color contrast). Thanks for reminding me of this meal, it's now on the calendar for Saturday night dinner!
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  3. roxane.mso
    We ate this all the time growing up. My mom called it “Hasty Tasty Pudding.” She’d either add a can of cream of mushroom soup to it or red chile (she grew up in New Mexico). We loved it!
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  4. Cathy A.
    This is one of my favs, The only thing i do different is add a can of tomato sauce...even better is the one with jalapenos added to the sauce!
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  5. Babette R.
    We call this Hamburger Hash. This is one of my son’s favorite meal. I use onion, garlic & Mrs. Dash table blend to add flavor. I have never served it with rice. You already have your starch in the potatoes. Add veggies to your meal & your good to go.
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