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.
Cheeseburger Casserole $8.16
Family of 4 = $2.04 per person
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.
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.
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!