If I had to name my favorite casserole of all time, it would have to be this one! I have been making this for too many years to remember. The recipe comes from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, and it's so simple, with easy ingredients. In my Better Homes and Gardens Golden Treasury of Cooking cookbook, it states, "Hamburger Pie is the most popular recipe Better Homes and Gardens magazine has ever published."
Author: Made in Kitty's Kitchen, but recipe is from Better Homes and Gardens cookbook
My Favorite Casserole (Hamburger Pie)
I can always count on this casserole for pure comfort food, and it's so easy. Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. I've been making this casserole from when my four kids were little. I know the recipe by heart. I hope you try it!
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced (my addition)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can cut green beans, drained
1 can condensed tomato soup
5 medium potatoes, cooked (See NOTE)
1/2 cup warm milk
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup shredded cheddar or colby-jack cheese
How to cook My Favorite Casserole (Hamburger Pie)
In large skillet (or use a cast iron skillet), cook the meat and onion until meat is lightly browned and onion is tender. Add the minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Add salt and pepper. Stir in drained green beans and soup. Pour into a greased 1 and 1/2 quart casserole, or if using a cast iron skillet, just leave the mixture in it.
Mash potatoes while hot; add milk and egg. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon in mounds over meat mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. During the last 5 minutes, I had the cheese on top of the mashed potatoes to let it melt.
If you don't feel like making mashed potatoes, make it easy on yourself, and buy a tub of pre-made mashed potatoes, and use those instead.