Friday, June 13, 2008

Cheeseburger and Fries Casserole

If ever there was a white trash meal, this is it. Ground beef mixed with some condensed soup and topped with frozen french fries and cheese. Don't ask what possessed me to make this or how I even came across the recipe because I truly don't know. For some reason I just wanted to make it. It was actually pretty good! Joe and I ate it with ketchup on top and enjoyed it. I don't think I'll make it again, but hey, experiments are always fun. Oh, and to complete the white trash theme of the evening, Joe ate this meal wearing just a white t-shirt and his boxers. Hey, we're classy around here, what can I say? The original recipe is from All Recipes, but I made a few changes and made a smaller portion.

Cheeseburger and Fries Casserole

1 pound lean ground beef
salt and pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste
burger seasoning to taste
a few shakes of Worchestire sauce
1/2 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cheddar cheese soup
3/4 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 (16 ounce) package frozen French fries
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Bake french fries on baking sheet for 10 minutes while preparing beef.
In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown the beef. Cook, stirring occasionally until beef is no longer pink. Drain off excess grease, and add seasonings and Worchestire sauce.
Return to the heat, and stir in the mushroom and cheese soups until well blended. Heat through, and remove from stove. Transfer the mixture to a 8x8 inch baking dish. Cover the ground beef mixture with a layer of partially cooked French fries.
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.


Lauren said...

This is the best post ever. :)

Lauren said...

(Oh, and I want to make this too!)

Anonymous said...

haha! gotta love those kind of meals! Kinda sounds like tater-tot casserole ... yum.

Elite Entrees said...

My husband would loooove this. I might have to make it tomorrow!