Beef and Hash Brown Casserole
This tasty make ahead meal will satisfy even the pickiest eaters. A hash brown crust topped with seasoned ground beef and crispy fried onions that can be prepared ahead and frozen up to 6 months. A good hot dish for people on the go! Shown above are the Rada Cutlery Square Baker and Spatula which are available for purchase locally from fundraising groups and independent sellers or if no local sources are available, online at the Rada Kitchen Store.
You will need these ingredients:
- 4 cups frozen hash browns
- 2 cups frozen green beans, or vegetable of choice
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 (2.8 oz.) can French fried onions, divided
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided
- 1 small envelope Brown gravy mix
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Start out by adding vegetable oil to the hash browns and stir well.
Pack the hash browns into the bottom of an 8 by 8 inch pan and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. Kristi is using the Rada Non-Scratch Spoon for packing and mixing.
In a pan on medium heat, start browning your hamburger. Kristi is using the Rada Plain Food Chopper to break up the ground beef as she is browning it in the pan.
After the hamburger has been browned, drain the grease and add a cup of water and the packet of gravy to the hamburger. Bring it to a boil so that the gravy will thicken.
Add vegetables of your choice, half of your cheese, and half the can of French’s fried onions to the hash browns. Then add the hamburger. On top layer the rest of the fried onions and cheese.
Cover the pan with tinfoil and you are now ready to bake in the preheated 350 degree oven for 35 minutes. Take off the foil ad bake it another 15.
Or you can put it in the freezer for up to 6 months. If that is what you do, you will need to let the casserole thaw in a refrigerator overnight before you bake it.
This Beef and Hash brown Casserole is a recipe out of Rada Cutlery’s “Fix, Freeze, Take and Bake” recipe book. It has 101 recipes for make ahead meals. Try out this recipe and let us know what you think of it in the comments!
This cookbook is great for busy people who want to prepare multiple meals ahead of time and freeze. You can put them in the freezer and pop them in the oven when needed with no fuss!
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What exactly IS a hash brown?!
Hash Browns are potatoes that have been finely chopped and then browned in a pan or oven. It is hard to say how long people have been making hash browns, but a recipe for them has appeared in cookbooks as early as 1888. Some people even believe hash browns are inspired by a Swedish dish called “Roesti” that has been around since at least 1598. So hash browns have been around for quite some time!
Beef Hashbrown Casserole Video Recipe
Start Beef and Hashbrown Casserole Video Transcript
Hi it’s Kristy in the Rada Kitchen. Today I’m making a recipe out of our “Fix, Freeze, Take and Bake” recipe book. This has 101 recipes for make ahead meals. It is great for busy moms who want to make over the weekend a bunch of meals. You can put them in the freezer and pop them in the oven.
Today I am making yummy beef and hashbrown casserole. So preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl we are going to take 4 cups of frozen hashbrowns and 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, actually I’m using olive oil. Get those all well coated. Now you’re going to press this into an 8 by 8 inch square baker. And we’re going to put this in the oven and bake it for about 15 minutes.
While our hashbrowns are in the oven, we’re going to brown a pound of ground beef in a medium sauce pan. So my hamburger is browned, I’ve drained it. I did use this handy Rada Food Chopper. It works really good to brown your hamburger and chop it up. Alright, so I’ve drained off the fat and I’m going to add to that a cup of water and then one envelope of brown gravy mix. So stir the gravy mix and water into your hamburger. We’re going to bring that up to a boil. So that has come up to a boil and we’re just going to cook this until it thickens, only a minute or two.
So now you remove the beef mixture from heat. And to this we are going to add two cups of frozen green beans, or vegetable of your choice. And then here I have a 2.8 ounce can of French’s Fried Onions. So we are going to put half of those in this mixture. And then you’ll need a cup of shredded cheddar cheese and you are going to add only half of that and stir it in. Now we’re going to pour our beef mixture over our hashbrowns. And we’re going to top this with our remaining fried onions and remaining cheddar cheese.
Now you’ll want to cover this and bake it in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes. Take off the foil ad bake it another 15. Or you can put it in the freezer and freeze it for up to six month and then what you do is when you take it out of the freezer, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then you’ll bake it the same way, 35 minutes covered, and then 15 minutes uncovered.
End Beef and Hashbrown Casserole Video Transcript