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Broccoli Beef Supper

Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables, so I'm constantly on the lookout for new ways of preparing it. This casserole is a great oven entree. —Connie Bolton, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups frozen cottage fries
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 1 can (2.8 ounces) french-fried onions, divided
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Line bottom and sides of a greased 13x9-in. baking dish with cottage fries. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Layer the beef, broccoli, half of the onions and the tomato over fries. In a small bowl, combine the soup, 1/2 cup cheese, milk, garlic powder and pepper; pour over top.
  • Cover and bake at 400° for 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese and onions. Bake 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 420 calories, 22g fat (9g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 529mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.

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  • chinadoll2008
    Jul 27, 2015

    Very good! I took the advice of the other reviews and cooked the fries longer. I also added salt & minced garlic to the ground beef for more flavor when I put it in the casserole. I still had to add a little more seasoning after baking. But otherwise this is a great meal-in-one type of dish! I will definitely make this again!

  • dschultz01
    Dec 9, 2014

    Tasty recipe and easy to make. Couldn't find cottage fries so I used waffle fries. I will probably bake them a little longer next time to try and crisp them up. They were a little soggy.

  • Joscy
    Jun 14, 2014

    Ohhhh why is it such great casseroles have so many carbs! j.

  • luigimon
    Apr 26, 2014

    This was good! I used waffle fries, baked them a little longer to be crisper, and used a whole 6oz can of the fried onions. Two cups of cheese too, and then we served it with a dollop of sour cream on top. Very tasty and simple!

  • rshatz99
    Dec 23, 2013

    First time making this. Incredible! Used waffle fries instead of cottage fries. Everyone loved it!

  • blondie6868
    Dec 12, 2013

    Made this tonight and was good. I never go exactly by the recipe. I baked mine a little longer as potatoes take longer to bake. I make my own cottage fries aka sliced potatoes. Also need more salt to bring out the flavors. I salted the potatoes, meat (hamburger and sausage for more flavor) and still needed to add salt after it was done. But all in all it was good as my husband went back to seconds.

  • frankev
    Nov 25, 2013

    I'm sure the temperature to bake the fries should be 400 not 40, correct?

  • mindysmama
    Nov 25, 2013

    Did you increase your cooking time when you used russet potatoes

  • dovecanyon
    Nov 25, 2013

    @ nonniemimi : I'm sure that temp is supposed to read 400 degrees, since that is how the casserole continues to bake following that [email protected] lilmistakesimake : I used my own potatoes as well, following your suggestion, and it turned out great.I also tossed a bit of red pepper flakes, salt & pepper, and minced fresh garlic into the skillet while browning the beef. In place of the garlic powder in the soup, I added a dash of Worcestershire. Will be making this often through the winter.

  • MrBruce44
    Nov 25, 2013

    For the Canadian, here is the URL for "French Fried Onions." They come, normally, in a smallish can, although it looks like they're now available frozen. Go here: http://www.frenchs.com/products/french-fried-onions/french-fried-onions