I had never heard of this one dish hamburger meal until I married into the Slabach family. It was one of Mom’s recipes and the one that her son Paul loved the most. I still think of it as Paul’s favorite dish.
I hadn’t made it in years and had to call my sister-in-law Rhoda to ask her how mom did it. She gave me the detail-by-detail method, and I fixed it that evening to perfection. Dave said it tasted just like Mom’s.
This dish is so versatile. You can increase it for a large crowd or use smaller amounts of the ingredients if you’re cooking for a few. Another thing that’s nice about this dish is that the ingredients are items you will (probably) already have on hand in your kitchen.
Hamburger, potatoes, green beans, and cream of mushroom soup. You can add some onion, salt and pepper, or garlic for flavor if you’d like. Mom just used salt and pepper, but you can add other spices. I like to add garlic and some red pepper flakes, but I just don’t tell anyone. 🙂
One thing I can tell you is this: it tastes a whole lot better than the photo can make it look.
- 1 lb. hamburger
- 4 potatoes
- 1 quart green beans
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- Fry hamburger in a dutch oven until done
- Do not drain (optional)
- Add peeled, diced potatoes and cook until tender
- Add green beans with juice
- Add cream of mushroom soup and heat through
- Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic - you choose