1 1/2 pounds of ground beef

4 large russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced

1 medium onion, chopped

2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

1 can (10.75 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup

3/4 cup of milk

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

1 teaspoon of paprika

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons of olive oil

Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish


Prepare: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Use a bit of olive oil to lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

Cook the Beef: Heat a large skillet over medium flame. Brown the ground beef and chopped onion together until the beef is thoroughly cooked and the onions are tender. Be sure to drain any excess fat from the skillet.

Continue with the Casserole:

Layer: Arrange a layer of sliced potatoes at the bottom of the greased baking dish. Top with half of the cooked beef and onion mixture. Sprinkle one cup of shredded cheddar cheese over the beef. Repeat the layers with the remaining potatoes, beef, and cheese.

Mix the Sauce: In a bowl, whisk together the condensed cream of mushroom soup, milk, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Once blended, pour this mixture evenly over the casserole, ensuring it seeps into the layers.

Bake: Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and place it in the preheated oven. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the casserole is bubbling.

Garnish and Serve: Once done, let the casserole sit for a few minutes before garnishing with fresh parsley. Serve hot, and enjoy the comforting embrace of this hearty meal.

This Hamburger Potato Casserole is more than just a meal; it's a warm hug on a plate, offering comfort and satisfaction with every bite. It's proof that the simplest ingredients, when combined with love and a little creativity, can produce the most heavenly flavors. So, gather your ingredients and let's bring this heartwarming dish to your table. Here's to finding heaven in your mouth – one casserole at a time!