Sheepherders Casserole or Hamburger Surprise as called by some family members
This recipe is for about 4 hungry people so you might want to stretch it a bit. I like basic recipe the best.
First you need mashed potatoes either from last night’s dinner or......
Boil cut up peeled white potatoes until tender, drain water and leave potatoes in pot.
- Add 1 stick margarine and enough evaporated milk to make a nice mashed potato consistency add salt to taste. I always use evaporated milk for mashed potatoes.
Brown 1 pound hamburger meat
- Optional add ½ of a cut up onion and continue browning until onion is cooked
- One could add finely chopped carrots and celery which is also optional
Add 1 can tomato soup to the browned meat
Let simmer for a few minutes
Pour Meat mixture into a 10 inch casserole dish
Put a can of drained green beans over the meat mixture
Top with mashed potato and top potatoes with grated cheese (longhorn or mild cheddar)
Bake in oven at 350 degrees F for 20-30 minutes until cheese is melted
For the basic recipe...
mashed potatoes (potatoes, margarine, evaporated milk, salt to taste)
1 pound hamburger meat
1 can tomato soup
1 can green beans
(onion, carrots and celery and even some corn in the meat mixture is totally optional)