This Hippity Hoppity Hamburger Cheese And Potato Casserole Don’t Stop!



Addictive...A taste of my childhood !!! Make this delicious meal, I promise kids will be rapping about it  😋 ❤️ !! Definitely a keeper 🤗 !!


INGREDIENTS :


- Potatoes russet :5 (large, peeled and sliced about 1/4-1/2 inch thick)

- Chopped onions: 2-3 tablespoons

- ground beef: 1 lb (Preferably lean)

- Salt and pepper

- Cheese sauce (the same one you use for macaroni and cheese)

- Milk: 2 cups ( Preferably skim)

- Butter: 3 tablespoons 

- Flour: 3 tablespoons 

- Salt: 1/2 teaspoon 

- Pepper: 1/2 teaspoon 

- Shredded sharp cheddar cheese: 8 ounces 

- ketchup for seasoning (Optional)


HOW TO MAKE IT :


1. First of all, you'd best use a 2 1/2 quart covered casserole dish for this. The trick is that this will stick unless you have a great non-stick baking dish.


2. Then set the temperature of your oven to 350.


3. Make sure to brown hamburger and onion.


4. Pick casserole dish and place in a layer of sliced potatoe, top with half of hamburger/onion mixture. Salt and pepper to taste (that's right it depends on how salty your cheese sauce is – you are free to salt it later if it needs it).


5. And please repeat layering of potato slices and hamburger mixture (and salt and pepper if you like)


6. To make Cheese sauce, melt 3 T butter in saucepan over med-high heat. Immediately add 3 T flour, and the salt and pepper, stirrng quickly to blend.


7. Then you'll want to add 2 cups milk; stir with whisk to incorporate butter/flour mixture.


8. At this point, be sure to reduce heat, stir till thickened and bubbly.


9. Afterwards, yuou should remove from heat and add shredded cheddar and stir until cheese melts.


10. Once done, pour cheese sauce over hamburger and potatoes in baking dish. Always remember to push potatoes around to let cheese sauce into all of the crevices so it’s well coated.


13. Cover and place in oven and bake until potatoes are tender and top is browned, about 1 1/2 hours. It's wise to take off the lid for the last 20 minutes or so to brown the top a bit.


14. Yep, this can get little pools of grease on top even with the leanest ground beef – simply spoon them off. This It means cheesy not greasy.


15. Okay now, you may want to add generous amounts of ketchup to this dish, but if you like it fine by itself you're good to go.