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Cheeseburger and Fries Casserole

Cheeseburger and Fries Casserole

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
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BETTINA_J

Ground beef, condensed soups, and frozen fries combine to make a quick and easy family pleaser.

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  • Calories:
  • 511 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 32 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.1g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 33.7 g
  • 67%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 121 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium:
  • 1019 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Combine the ground beef and onion in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until beef is no longer pink, and the onion is translucent. Drain off excess grease, and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Return to the heat, and stir in the golden mushroom and cheese soups until well blended. Heat through, and remove from stove. Transfer the mixture to a 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover the ground beef mixture with a layer of frozen French fries.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven. When the fries are golden brown, remove the casserole from the oven, and sprinkle cheese over the top. Return to the oven, and bake just until cheese has melted.
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KatieC
66

KatieC

3/22/2006

We loved this, and we don't have any kids. There are a few things I did differently though. First, you MUST bake your fries for 10 mins. This prevents them from becoming soggy and watering up your whole dish. Second, I don't agree with the mushroom soup, because your typical cheeseburger doesn't have mushrooms. I think that's what made others' taste "off". So I substituted tomato. As visually unappealing as it was, the combo of these 2 soups was oh so good. I also use Campbells Healthy Request soup and lowfat cheddar because I'm on WW. Should you do the same, you'll need to season the beef a little bit with salt, pepper and garlic powder (I have them all mixed together in a shaker. 1/2 tsp should do it.) to compensate for the lower sodium. My husband said it was surprisingly delicious!!

Amy
52

Amy

3/1/2008

Update: I made this a while back and had no golden mushroom soup, so I used 3/4 cup lite sour cream. It was delicious! I've also used nacho-cheese soup in this recipe, and it is also great. My family prefers tater tots to fries on this casserole, and I always bake them until they're crisp before putting them on the casserole. Original review: My kids really liked this. They gave it a five. I'd give it a three and a half if I could, but rated it a four because the rest of the family liked it. I didn't change anything except adding garlic, oregano, a little worcestershire sauce and cayenne pepper, but the next time I make it, I will make some changes. For example -- next time, I'll pre-cook the fries. Though I bought the extra-crispy version, the fries were soggy. I'll prebake next time, and might use waffle fries instead of regular, or even the extra-crispy tater tots. The bottom line with this recipe is that it's a plain, easy week-night meal that won't threaten your kids. UPDATE: I made this again last night, and the changes I made improved it vastly -- I prebaked OreIda's Crispy Battered Fries for almost thirty minutes on 425, so they were nice and crunchy. This cut down on the cooking time of the entire dish, as I only had to melt the cheese rather than wait for the fries to bake. I subbed nacho flavored cheese soup for the cheddar, and added a dollop (about a quarter of a cup) of sour cream to the meat mixture. Excellent!

Chars3girls
29

Chars3girls

2/5/2004

Mmmmmm..very good! I took another's advice about blandness due to not enough seasonings so I was VERY generous. I added about/more 1 1/2tsp salt, 2 tsp pepper, 1 1/4 tsp garlic powder to ground beef mixture and than added a dash of salt and pepper to the fries before placing in oven. End result was delicious!! We served with ketchup at table, and my fussy 3 & 6 yr old's ate seconds! Must admit, I was very unsure about the end result due to the odd mixtures and about all the reviews about blandness, but it was very simple to make and a big time family pleaser, just don't be shy with the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Thanx for sharing Bettina!! Our family loves it!

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