Cheeseburger Casserole

First up for our Dinners on a Dime week is a new favorite of my family’s.

We love our burgers around here, but I was looking for a new cost effective way to spread a buck.

Enter the casserole…

The Cheeseburger Casserole.

Oh yeah, it’s  a winner.

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Cheeseburger Casserole $8.16

Family of 4 = $2.04 per person

Cheeseburger Casserole

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

1  lb ground beef  $2.49

1 onion chopped $.50

1 packet onion soup mix $.87

2 T worcesteshire sauce $.26

½ T flour (optional) $.25

½ cup water

½ cup ketchup $.05

¼ cup mustard $.12

2 russet potatoes sliced thin (either by hand or with a mandolin) $.66

2 cups cheddar cheese $2.96

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and cook ground beef until brown.  Add in onions and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.

When onions are soft, stir in onion soup and a touch of flour.  Mix well.  Pour in water and scrape up all the browned bits on the bottom of the pan.

Next pour in your ketchup, mustard, and worcestshire sauce.  Once it begins to boil knock back your heat to medium low and allow your mixture to simmer for 5 minutes.

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Pour your burger mixture into a 8×8 baking dish.  Line the top with potato slices then top with cheese.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

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Meaty Morsel: Top your casserole with shredded lettuce, tomato, pickles, anything you’d put on top of a burger.  The kids really love helping to make this dish.  Let them mix the ingredients to pour into the meat, lay on the potato slices and cheese, and top their servings with good stuff like shredded lettuce, tomato, and pickles.

No potatoes in your pantry?  No worries!  Top your casserole with Tater Tots!

I added some bacon I had in the freezer to the top…I love me some bacon cheeseburgers!

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  1. Mmmmmmm…can I come have dinner at your house? This sounds fantastic! I love burgers too…will definitely be trying this one!

  2. Gosh yes, that seems like a winner! And one my kids would enjoy.

  3. That looks wonderful. Now I have to figure out how to make it Weight-Watcher friendly. Turkey maybe? I think I can. I think I can. I think I can!

  4. Oh this looks delicious! And it sounds like it’s really easy to make, my favorite part ;)

  5. Oh Yummy! This is definitely on my list to make. The kids would love it!

  6. Your kids have just got to adore you!! Cheeseburger casserole – what a great family dish! Do you have all the neighborhood kids hovering about your back door??

  7. I can’t WAIT to try this recipe. Looks fabulous!

  8. can you say Sandra Lee?? You NEED your own show for meals just like this one! anne

  9. I’ve been anti hamburger this pregnancy, but I think I could handle this!!!!!! YUM!

  10. This looks yummy and I am throughly impressed with your math skills!!

  11. Oh thank you… I am really looking to stretch our food budget right now!!

  12. Now that would warm my family’s tummy! It looks soooooo good. I could eat some of that right now. :)
    Happy New Year Alex! I am so happy that I found your blog in 2010.

  13. Perfect. My family will love this. Can’t wait to ttry it out.

  14. OMGosh I think this is my meal for tomorrow :) Thanks for the idea!!!

  15. Yum Alex! This is a perfect dish to make for the kids. Alex would be all over the pickle addition. He can’t get enough of them!

  16. Posting it tonight! Thanks Girlie :)

  17. I am making this tonight for dinner…yum…had to come over and find the recipe! Looks delish! :)


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