Beef ‘n potato bake recipe from 1984

Beef n potato bake

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Retro recipe: Beef ‘n potato bake from the ’80s

How to make good casseroles like this beef ’n potato bake great? Durkee’s real french fried onions.

Beef n potato bake

Beef ’n potato bake

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 4 cups frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 ounce brown gravy mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 10 ounces frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2.8 ounces Durkee french fried onions


  1. In a shallow 1-1/2 quart baking dish combine potatoes, oil and pepper.
  2. Firmly press mixture across bottom and up sides of dish to form a shell.
  3. Bake. uncovered, at 400 (F) for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in skillet, brown beef; drain.
  5. Stir in gravy mix, water and garlic salt; bring to a boil.
  6. Add mixed vegetables; reduce heat to medium and cook 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese and 1/2 of the can french fried onions; place in potato shell.
  8. Bake, uncovered, at 350 (F) for 15 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and onions; bake 5 minutes longer.


Make your own casseroles even better:

1. Stir in 1/2 can with other ingredients for zest and flavor.

2. Sprinkle remaining onions over casserole during the last 5 minutes of baking for a magnificent crunchy topping.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 844Total Fat: 55gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 37gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 1461mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 7gSugar: 3gProtein: 31g

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Beef n potato bake - Durkee onions

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