Hamburger Casserole

This dish is SO simple, SO easy, and one of my favorites! My mother had so many great recipes, and this simple recipe is the one me and my brothers always asked for. It’s very basic but it’s hard to beat! 🙂

Hamburger Casserole Recipe (feeds 4-6 people)


  • 2 large russet potatoes
  • 1 can green beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 pound hamburger
  • ketchup
  • splash of milk
  • 2 TBS butter
  • ~1/4 cup cheese


First thing you want to do is get your potatoes boiling. First, wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them in half, then cut those halves in half… keep the pieces around the same size so they take the same amount of time to cook all the way through! Get some water boiling on the stove, then add your potatoes. Turn the heat down and let them cook! Make sure to turn your hood exhaust on… consider using a hood cleaning service such as Hood Cleaning Las Vegas NV to make sure your hood is clean, functioning well, and ready to go!

Once your potatoes are cooking, you can get your hamburger cooking as well. Start cooking your one pound of hamburger on medium heat.

Once your hamburger is cooked thoroughly, it’s time to start mixing ingredients! In a large mixing bowl, add your cooked and drained hamburger, 1 can of green beans, 1 can of corn, and a good squirt of ketchup! Start mixing with a spoon. Keep adding ketchup until all of the ingredients are slightly covered in ketchup, but it’s not sloppy with it. It seems like a lot of ketchup, but trust me!! It’s good! 😉

Once this mixture is done, put it in an oven safe pan- such as pyrex bakeware. Spread it out evenly and make sure there is still some room on top.

By now, your potatoes should be ready. Check them with a fork. If a fork goes into them easily, they are done! Drain your potatoes, and put then back into the pot. add a splash of milk and 2 tablespoons of butter. Optional – add more milk and butter to taste. Mash these ingredients up with a potato masher. Once they are mashed, add this mixture on top of the hamburger mixture. Spread evenly to cover the hamburger mixture. Sprinkle some cheese of your choice on top of the potatoes.

Put this into the oven on broil. Watch closely… this is pretty quick! Broil until the cheese on top melts, and you start to see some light brown color on the potatoes.

And that’s it! You are done – this is a very simple dish, but it is such a wonderful comfort food that makes you feel right at home.