Hamburger and Kidney Beans

Hamburger and Kidney Beans created by Soup Fly

Another simple (and fast) yet tastey recipe from my husband's childhood. When I asked Curt the name of this particular recipe, he said, "Hamburger and Kidney Beans". When I asked again, he gave me the same answer. I wanted it to have some really cool name that I could use here on the site, but this is it: Hamburger and Kidney Beans. His mom would cook this and would just serve it plain. It was Curt that added the Mashed Potatoes later. I omitted the recipe for instant mashed potatoes, assuming that you all know how to make them to your own likeing. Of course you can always use real mashed potatoes, but in a time crunch you can use instant, or this would be great for left over mashed as well. You can adjust this recipe easily to fit your family size.

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  • Brown and drain ground beef.
  • Add Kidney Beans (I always drain one can and use juice from other can) to beef and stir.
  • Season to taste.
  • Serve over Mashed Potatoes.
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"Another simple (and fast) yet tastey recipe from my husband's childhood. When I asked Curt the name of this particular recipe, he said, "Hamburger and Kidney Beans". When I asked again, he gave me the same answer. I wanted it to have some really cool name that I could use here on the site, but this is it: Hamburger and Kidney Beans. His mom would cook this and would just serve it plain. It was Curt that added the Mashed Potatoes later. I omitted the recipe for instant mashed potatoes, assuming that you all know how to make them to your own likeing. Of course you can always use real mashed potatoes, but in a time crunch you can use instant, or this would be great for left over mashed as well. You can adjust this recipe easily to fit your family size."

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  1. Ed B.
    Iadded some copped onion to the beef and used both cans of bean juice, A dash of cayenne for interest, a can of diced potatoes from my covid stash and an envelope of onion gravy mix. I let it simmer a little while and it was amazing. We had a cook when I was growing up and I never had great food like this. Thanks for sharing.
  2. CA I.
    I grew up on this and still love it.I use two cans with the juice from both .I then add flour and a little beef broth so I get a really good gravy and lots of it And I only eat it over real mashed potatoes I use very little broth so as not to take away from the richness of the juice of the kidney beans. What I end up with is a hamburg kidney bean gravy like SOS.. It makes make such a good gravy!!! Yummy I love this dish!!!!
  3. debbierousseau
    I grew up near Pittsburgh, PA. Dad is ScotsIrish - they like their dinner bland. We had Kidney beans and Hamburg once a week! We put it over boiled potatoes that we smashed with our forks! I thought Mom made it up because no one else ever heard of it!! THANKS FOR SHARING!
  4. WelchGerman Hillbil
    I grew up on this dish! My mom also added onion to the hamburger. Did not drain the beans but would crush about 1/4 of the beans creating a thick gravy. Topped with chopped green onions in bowls.
  5. hollyann1789
    My dad used to make this for me when I was little except he added onion to the hamburger and he served it up with super buttery mashed potatoes. I make it now for my family. I still love it as much as an adult as I did as a kid!
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