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Cheap Main Dish Meal,Green Bean, Hambuger and Mashed Potato Casserole.

Updated on April 15, 2017

Green Bean and Potato Mashed Casserole

My family loves this casserole. Including two granddaughters that are always hard to please. It's easy, fast and cheap recipe. I have made this casserole from the time my kids were little. You can make it a day ahead and just add the potatoes to the top when you’re getting ready to cook it. If you want more potatoes on the top you can add more.

French cut, whole or garden green beans can be used. I prefer whole green beans. If you use garden green beans make sure they are cooked first.

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How To Make Mashed Potatoes

Clean potatoes and peel cut into junks. Add to a 2 qt. saucepan half full of water and add salt to water. I put in about a teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil. Potatoes are done when fork inserts into potatoes easily. Drain and add milk, butter and more salt if needed. Mash them with a potato masher or use a mixer. You can add more milk if you need it. You can also add more butter or no butter at all. I like creamer mashed potatoes but some like the chunkier mashed potatoes. You can make either one to the top of this casserole.

Ingredients:

1 lb. of hamburger

3-4 large potatoes cooked and mashed

1 can of green beans, french cut or regular

1 can tomato soup

1/2 cup milk

3 tablespoons of butter

salt and pepper

vegetable spray

Preparation:

First get your potatoes going, peeled, cut, cooked and mashed. When mashing add the milk, butter and salt/pepper to taste.

Fry hamburger with salt and pepper to taste and drain.

Mix together hamburger, tomato soup and green beans. Place in a large vegetable sprayed casserole dish. Top with mashed potatoes. I put the potatoes on top with a large spoon four scoops so that the casserole can bubble up between the potatoes.

Bake in a 400° oven until casserole is heated completely through and bubbling and potatoes are browned on top.

I have also added an egg to my mashed potatoes makes them a crisper on the top.

Serves 4-6

Question Summited By SimeyC

This hub is my answer to SimeyC question on good green bean recipe. The question was: What are some good green bean recipes?

My son's birthday is this week. I ask him what he wanted for dinner, he said this casserole.

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Jackie Lynnley, My husband doesn't like peas in anything. Actually it's also good with corn. Thanks for stopping by.

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Peggy W, Thank you so much for sharing. My mother hardly ever made a casserole, but my mother-in-law always made them.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I use to make a dish just like that when my kids were little but we used peas instead of green beans. It was very good; thanks for reminding me and I will try it with the beans.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      My mother also made a lot of casserole dishes when we were growing up. Came back to this hub and will once again share.

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Thank you Beth I appreciate it. We are thrilled he is doing so well. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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      Beth37 3 years ago

      Moonlake, you have so many yummy looking recipes. This comfort casserole looks so good. I don't know how I missed them before.

      I read about your husband and wanted to tell you how happy I am for you both. May you have many more years together. Blessings!

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Au fait, Thank you for stopping by and for the pin and share.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Pinned this delicious meal plan and recipe to my 'Soup, Salads, and Casseroles' board. Also going to share. Wish I had some right now, it looks so good!

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      condominium, Thank you for stopping by I appreciate it.

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Paul Kuehn, My husband also loves casseroles and coming from a family of 11 they ate a lot of them. It also seems to be a northern thing. I never had a casserole until I moved up here. Thanks so much for stopping and for the share, facebook pin and tweeting.

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      Jeffrey Dela Costa 3 years ago from Philippines

      This looks like something I can cook up in the kitchen next week. Thank you for this great idea, I'm sure my wife will enjoy.

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 3 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      moonlake,

      I love casseroles and since living in Thailand I haven't had one in a long time. I'm lazy when it comes to cooking, and my wife who is a Thai doesn't know how to make one. Now with your great recipe, I can work with her in making a dish I really like. Voted up as very useful. Sharing with followers and on Facebook. Also Pinning and Tweeting.

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Au fai, Thank you always glad for a pin.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Came back to pin this easy, fast, yummy recipe to my 'Salads, Soups, & Casseroles' board!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Deborah-Diane, Thank you for stopping by. It is one dish meal for sure. Thanks for the vote.

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      Deborah-Diane 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      This is a very handy casserole, since it contains your entire meal! Thanks for sharing it with us. Voted up!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      NP.QUEEN, Thanks for stopping by.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Vacation Trip, It's a very easy recipe thanks for stopping by.

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      NP.QUEEN 4 years ago from Dubai

      Thank You. Kindly revert after your real taste.

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      This recipe sounds quite interesting. Will definitely try this out. Thanks for sharing.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Kathryn Stratford, Thanks so much for coming back and letting me know what you thought I'm so glad you liked it.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Update: I made it the night before last, and both Andy and I love it! My boyfriend commented that the tomato soup gave it a very interesting flavor, distinguishing it from shepherd's pie, another of our favorites. It will be a permanent item in my virtual cookbook! Thanks again.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Kathryn Stratford, Thanks so much for stopping by. I think you will like it. I appreciate your comment.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      rajan jolly,

      Americans have grown up on casserole dishes. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Mmm, I want to try making this very soon! I'll just have to buy some tomato soup. I love casseroles, and not much beats potatoes! Thanks for sharing this family recipe with us.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Well, I've never tried making this casserole dish. So it would be fun and different. Thanks for sharing.

      Voted up, interesting and sharing.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Peggy W, This is a very cheap casserole to make. My husband was brought up on casseroles with 9 kids in the family. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the vote and share.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi moonlake,

      Thanks for giving us this good sounding recipe. I like the idea of having the potatoes be a little crispy on top and will definitely add the egg like you do when I try this recipe. Casseroles are good to have when serving a crowd because they stay warm and people can help themselves to as much or as little as they wish to eat. They are often a good value also with regard to expense. Voted up and will share.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      It is quick and it can be made ahead and just popped in the oven. Our kids all like it. Thanks so much for the vote and share.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Looks good and sounds quick, easy, nutritious, and filling. Going to try this soon! Voted up and useful! Will share.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      vespawoolf, It is good. Thank you for the link and for the vote.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      This sounds great! I'm going to link from my mashed potatoes hub. Voted up!

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      NP.QUEEN, Yes it is easy and good. Your welcome, and I'm glad you came by.

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      NP.QUEEN 5 years ago from Dubai

      Very easy recipe. I will try to make. Thanks for sharing.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Eiddwen, Thank you. I love putting on recipes. So glad you stopped by and thanks for the vote. You have a great day too.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Mmm oh wow you have some great recipes.

      An up up and away here;take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Movie Master, It is so easy to make and so good for such a simple recipe. Thanks for the vote and for leaving a comment.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      This recipe sounds nice and tasty and easy to make, thank you and voted up.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Cardisa, Yes, I guess it would be something like Shepherd's pie. I think the vegetables could be changed and maybe use corn instead of green beans. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      This is similar to Shepherd's pie, which I love very much. A very tasty and easy dish to prepare.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      writer20, Thanks for stopping by hope you will like it when you make it. Thanks for the vote.

      Hope your carpel tunnel gets better soon.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      I have printed your great recipe for a later on when carpel tunnel hand has healed, thank you. Voted up useful and interesting, Joyce.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      rjsadowski, It is very good. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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      rjsadowski 5 years ago

      Your recipe looks tasty and easy to make.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Susan, Thanks for stopping by. It's easy to make and fills you up.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This sounds good. I'll give it try soon. Thanks for the egg tip.

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