Jeannie's Famous Potato Hamburger Casserole

Jeannie's Famous Potato Hamburger Casserole


"This is something I made up that my family loves. When making it for just my hubby and I, I will add bell peppers and some banana hot peppers to it - really yummy then, but the boys don't like it that way."


2 h 15 m servings 849 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 849 kcal
  • 42%
  • Fat:
  • 65 g
  • 100%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.4g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 31.9 g
  • 64%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 210 mg
  • 70%
  • Sodium:
  • 488 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onions until translucent; set aside. Cook ground beef until evenly brown. Drain excess fat, and set beef aside. Melt butter in the skillet. Add flour, and stir with a whisk for 5 minutes. Gradually whisk in 3 cups milk, then the cream. Simmer, stirring frequently, over medium-low heat for 10 minutes until the sauce has thickened and is smooth. Season with salt and pepper, and remove from heat.
  3. Spread a small amount of sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch casserole dish. Alternate layers of potatoes, onions, ground beef, cheese and sauce, with 2 to 3 layers of each. Reserve some cheese to sprinkle on top. If you run short of sauce, press down on all layers, and add milk as needed. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until potatoes are soft.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 127 Ratings


I found this recipe looking for some real comfort food for dinner tonight with ingredient that I had. I'd like to start off by saying that I am not a calorie-counter-- never, ever actually, bu...

This is SOOO good!The only changes I made were a can of evaporated milk in place of the cream,and cut down the amount of potatoes to 4.I also chopped the onion instead of slices. Very hearty and...

What a wonderful flavor. After reading some reviews about not being able to get the potatoes fully cooked, I just boiled them before slicing them. (brought them to a boil, turned them off and co...

I'm usually a good cook and most recipes I try turn out great. I don't know what,if anything I did wrong with this recipe, but it turned out terrible.

This was great, loved it. The only changes I made was I increased the hamburger to two pounds and used a 2 pound bag of Ore-Ida Southern style hash browns in place of the potatoes. Next time I'...

Awesome! My husband loves it so much that he could eat the whole pan by himself! The only thing I did differently was used tater tots instead of potatoes to save time on chopping. If you do t...

I cut back on the potatoes and cooked them before I mixed them in...if onions are too potent...saute them before browning the hamburger...garlic and onion powder...extra cheese

I followed the recipe exactly and my family absolutely loved it. I will hang on to this one. I would bake it an hour so the potatoes are softer.

This recipe (with a few of my adjustments and adjustments made by other reviewers) was SOOOO GOOD! First, instead of cooking the onions, which I didn't have, I started right with cooking the gr...