Beef ‘n potato bake (1984)

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Beef n potato bake

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

Click Americana offers approximate nutrition information as a general reference only, and we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. Please make any necessary calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, and consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you have dietary concerns.

Beef n potato bake - Durkee onions

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