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If Hobo's eat like this, I'll gladly join their ranks !! This is wonderful !! Hearty but not heavy, this recipe is a 5 star winner. Simple to make and delicious to eat--I'll be hanging on to this recipe for a long time to come! I made the recipe as written, using the optional onions (I love onions!)--the dish turned out perfectly!! Next time I make this, I think it might be neat to add some spices to the hamburger, like dry onion soup mix, meatloaf seasoning, etc..just to switch it up so it can be different every time! Thank you so much for a very satisfying and tasty supper! Teresa

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TGirl,RN March 01, 2004

This is great!! Other than using shredded cheese instead of slices I pretty much followed the recipe as written. My one other little adjustment was to top each individual serving with the french-fried onions instead of the whole casserole--this is only for leftover purposes so the french-fried onions wouldn't get mushy when re-heated. Love this recipe, can't wait to make it again!!

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nkoprince08 November 04, 2009

A real winner! My husband and I both loved it. It also appealed to me because of not having to brown the meat first, a great plus! I freeze 1 lb packages of hamburger in freezer bags so it was already flat and fit the pan perfectly. I followed your recipe exactly. My husband just kept going on about how good it was and to definitely make it again, which I will.

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RECIPE ADDICT August 12, 2009

This is very good! I did brown the meat lightly first to drain off some of the saturated fat. Next time I think I will also add some frozen peas and carrots on top of the onions and before the potatoes. Another time I may try tomato sauce instead of cream of mushroom. So versatile!

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Shahana April 18, 2008

I made this because it sounded easy and I was being lazy. Next time I made it, it was because it is good. LOL I used cream of chicken soup because that is what I had on hand. I added Lawry's season salt to each layer because some have said it was a bit bland. I diced the onions and cube the potatoes. I sauted the onions before adding them. The second time I made it, I did everything up to step 7. Then refrigerated it overnight. Took it out and warmed it, topping with the fried onions the last five minutes to brown. It gets the full five stars for the easy prep and being so great for a make ahead dish. ;)

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~SwoR~ January 28, 2009

I simply loved this casserole, I put the hamburger in a cast iron skillet and the rest of the
ingredients, didn't have the onions, but since there was onion inside...it turned out just fine.
The meat ended up like I had precooked it, nicely browned.

By the way I cook everything in my two cast iron skillets, from this casserole to Irish Soda Bread...I hardly use all my other pans..since I realized that these skillets are soooo versatile. ( I love all in one, from the top of the stove to the oven ) OK...sorry...I got off track.

I will be making this casserole often, its too easy and tasty for words. Next time I will put
mushrooms and some other veggies...like celery and carrots, and Greek seasonings. There
is no end in what you can do, to make it taste different.

Thanks Teresa

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Kari-girl December 03, 2012

A delicious and versatile recipe. I made a few changes to lower the fat content. I used ground turkey instead of ground beef, reduced-fat Swiss cheese slices instead of the American cheese, and 98% fat free mushroom soup. I did "splurge" with the French's fried onions. The turkey was moist and flavorful, and no one believed it was a lower fat dinner!

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krismiscook October 02, 2012

We really loved this dish and there were no leftovers. I didnt have lean ground beef (or ground turkey) so I browned the beef slightly first, breaking it up in large chunks to get the grease out. I also seasoned it with salt, pepper, garlic & onion powder. I also only had low fat cream of mushroom soup so I doctored it up with 3 cloves garlic, salt, pepper, 1tb soy, splash of Worcestershire sauce. I sprinkled on shredded cheese (instead of using american cheese) in the last half hour of cooking and didnt try the fried onions this time. Thanks for a yummy meal!

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Fizzgig November 01, 2012

Got this recipe from Aunt NeNe. Great cook! I have only made this a couple of times, but it is simple to put together, and I always have these ingredients on hand.

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TheGrumpyChef January 16, 2008

Vegetarian Hobo - made this substituting the beef with 1/2 TVP (textured vegetable protein) and 1/2 bulgar wheat and it was very tasty - also very easy to put together for a quick and hearty meal. I'll be keeping this recipe - Thank you!

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Miina November 07, 2012
Hobo Casserole