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Hamburger Hashbrown Casserole


Hamburger Hash Brown Casserole is the perfect quick and easy dinner to throw together on a busy night. It will hit the spot!

A cheesy, ground beef recipe that is creamy and delicious and perfect for dinner tonight.

This photo features what a completed dish of hamburger hash brown casserole looks like.



Having a busy weekday schedule means quick-fix dinners are a must. 


If you have kids you know what I mean, but even if you don’t have kids there are plenty of nights when you don’t want to cook a full meal with sides.

Sure we could run out and grab fast food but it’s still cheaper and better for you to cook meals at home. 


Some of the easiest and cheapest dinners are one-dish meals and we are certainly a fan of them in our family.



Ingredients you will need:

  • 2 lbs. hamburger
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (plus extra optional)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup (10.5 oz)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 package of hash browns (20 oz, thawed)
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions for making Hamburger Hash Brown Casserole

First, you want to start off by browning your hamburger meat.


Mix together the cheese, cream of chicken soup, milk, melted butter, salt, and pepper, then add in the hash browns.



Once you have all of this throughly mixed, layer the browned hamburger in a 9×13 pan and spread the mixture on top of the burger.



You can top with extra cheese if you choose at this point and then cook at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour.



I will be honest when I say the dish doesn’t look fancy and is quite hard to photograph but it is certainly a tasty one that you won’t want to miss out on trying.



Not a ground beef lover? No problem… The best thing about casseroles, in general, is that they pretty much all have a few basic ingredients.

  • the main ingredient
  • secondary ingredients
  • a starch
  • a binder
  • and a topping

The main ingredient is usually some type of protein like hamburger, chicken, or tuna.


There are lots of options for a secondary ingredient, just pick your favorite vegetable.


The starch is simple enough to add, pick something like potatoes, pasta or rice and choose a binder such as cream of chicken plus a little extra milk or water so it’s not too dry.

You can even use this basic hashbrown casserole with meat recipe and just change up the meat to your desired preference.


The last is topping it with something delicious like cheese or crackers.

A simple formula to have quick and easy meals just the way you like.



If you enjoyed this hashbrown hamburger casserole then be sure to check out these other ground beef recipes as well.



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Hamburger Hashbrown Casserole

Hamburger Hashbrown Casserole

Yield: 1 Casserole
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

A cheesy, ground beef recipe that is creamy and delicious and perfect for dinner tonight.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. hamburger
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (plus more for topping, optional)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup (10.5 oz)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 package of hash browns (20oz)
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Brown hamburger meat.
  2. Mix cheese, soup, milk, melted butter, salt, and pepper together then add in the hash browns.
  3. Once you have all of this mixed, layer the hamburger in a 9x13 pan and then spread the mixture on top of the burger.
  4. Top with more cheese if you desire and cook at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 351Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 656mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 16g

Lou

Monday 29th of November 2021

Made this recipe with 1 pound of ground beef and O’Brien potatoes. It was DELICIOUS! My family really enjoyed it. Could possibly cut back on the butter, but it was very good as is! Appreciate the recipe for doing something new with hamburger. Thank you!

Liz

Friday 26th of November 2021

I’ve ended up sprinkling my hamburger with some ranch seasoning (maybe about half a packet-more or less depending on taste) I also chop up a few mushrooms really finely and cook with the hamburger and some garlic. I also use cream of mushroom instead of chicken. My husband, my kid and myself LOVE it. I do let it sit and settle for a good 15 minutes otherwise it’s a little gooey and I use a 1/4 cup of butter instead of a 1/2 cup to cut down on grease. I also cook it a little longer than the recipe calls for—it helps make it brown a little more.

Thanks for this simple recipe! It’s become a easy and no fuss family favorite.

Robyn

Sunday 7th of November 2021

I don't have any hashbrowns, can I make this using shredded potatoes?

Melissa

Monday 8th of November 2021

Yes, you can.

Jenny

Thursday 28th of October 2021

How long do I need to cook this if making a half batch in an 8x8 glass pan?

Melissa

Friday 29th of October 2021

Jenny, I can't really give you an accurate time because I never cook mine like that. However, you just want to cook it until your hashbrowns are done. So depending on whether you use frozen or already thawed it will affect your cook time. My best guess would be around 30-45 mins. Start keeping an eye on it around the 25 min mark and once they are golden brown the dish will be ready.

Maebeth

Thursday 14th of October 2021

I’m making this as a write,I only had 16 oz potatoes, but I added green and yellow peppers and 1 onion and a little worcheshire sauce,I can’t wait to eat it my kitchen smells wonderful

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