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Country Hamburger Skillet Dinner

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Country Hamburger Skillet dinner in a skillet.

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Country Hamburger Skillet is a quick easy dinner made with fresh sliced potatoes, ground beef, seasonings, and grated cheese. Sometimes the BEST dishes are the most simple! A true meat and potatoes meal!

This recipe all began because we had been on vacation and I hadn’t gone grocery shopping yet! I knew the time had come! I had milked the “vacation blues” for as long as humanly possible. I had to cook dinner.

When the pantry is empty what do ya do? Ya put on that thinking cap …(this could take a while). What could I make? Then I remembered! I had a whole garden full of potato’s. (I hope I did? I mean we planted potatoes a few months ago. Surely there were little round orbs out there by now? Please let there be potatoes under those dying plants!)

I marched out the garden with great purpose. Sure I’d strike “gold”. Yukon Gold! (Oh that was a beautiful segue…lol) Lucky for me…I struck gold!!! (Okay so they don’t look super purty in this photo…but there’s a tummy full of yum under that dirt!)

Potatoes covered in dirt from being dug up from the garden

Time to take those dirty little round orbs and turn them into one quick, easy, magically delicious dinner! One that the men at your nest will absolutely LOVE! (I know cause mine each had two servings!)

How To Make Country Hamburger Skillet Dinner

First you gotta do a little food prep….like washing those taters! Give about 8 of them a good scrub and then slice them thin. (This is what I like to call “Kitchen Therapy”…saves a ton on real therapy. Just have at those potatoes! Scrub like you mean business! Whoa…leave a little skin on!) You’ll also need half of one large onion, sliced thinly.

In a large skillet with a lid, brown one pound of ground beef with 1 tsp. minced garlic. DO NOT DRAIN! We want all those flavored beef drippings for our taters! (Like how I avoided the use of “fat” in that sentence! lol)

Hamburger meat with dried onion flakes in a skillet being browned over high heat.

Add in the sliced onions and potatoes. Add Garlic Salt and Coarse Black Pepper. Mix it all together and cover with lid. Reduce heat to low.

Sliced potatoes with salt and pepper in skillet with hamburger meat

Allow to cook for 15 minutes over medium low heat. After 15 minutes of cook time, check skillet and turn mixture so that the bottom ingredients are now on the top.

Cover and cook for another 15 minutes. Repeat the process again if necessary. Once the potatoes are fork tender, remove the lid and allow the potatoes to brown and all the liquid to evaporate.

Turn heat off. Sprinkle with 1 ½ cups of grated Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend. Cover for 5 minutes until cheese is melted.

Ground beef, potatoes, and melted cheese in a large skillet on top of the stove.

Garnish with fresh chopped chives.

Close up photo of cooked potatoes and hamburger with melted cheese and diced chives.

How’s that for simple?! That is all there is to this wonderful skillet dinner. I didn’t fancy it all up. This is meant to be a “stick ta yer ribs” ranch dinner! You can add a dollop of sour cream or salsa if your “feelin’ it”.

Those garden fresh Yukon Gold’s were “melt in your mouth” buttery good. The flavor from the beef, onions, garlic and seasonings is sublime!

I served this dinner with my garden fresh Oven Fried Squash, thick slices of sour dough bread, and a simple fresh fruit salad! It’s SO good!

Nothing like too many scrounge nights to make you appreciate a simple country meal!

Dinner plate with Country Hamburger Skillet, sliced bread and oven fried squash.

A quick, simple, yummy dinner that all the birds at your Nest will enjoy! Not to mention a great way to use up some of that delicious garden produce.

If you love this recipe you might enjoy these other tasty One Dish Meals

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Yield: 8 servings

Country Hamburger Skillet Dinner

Country Hamburger Skillet

A quick simple hearty Country Hamburger and Potato Skillet dinner! Ready in minutes using just one pan! Perfect for your Nest!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ a large onion, sliced thinly
  • 6-8 medium Yukon Gold Potato's, sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • Garlic Salt
  • Coarse Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 ½ cups grated mixed cheddar and monterey jack cheese
  • Garnish with fresh chopped chives

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, with a lid, over medium low heat, brown 1 pound of ground beef with 1 tsp. minced garlic. DO NOT DRAIN.
  2. Add sliced potatoes and onions.
  3. Sprinkle with Garlic Salt and Black Pepper to taste.
  4. Stir and Cover with lid, keep heat at medium low.
  5. Allow to cook for 15 minutes. Remove lid, stir bringing ingredients from bottom of the skillet to the top.
  6. Replace lid. Cook for another 15 minutes. Check and repeat once more if necessary.
  7. When the potatoes are "fork tender", turn off heat. Cover meat and potatoes with grated cheese. Replace the lid for an additional 5 minutes. Until cheese is melted.
  8. Garnish with fresh chopped chives.
  9. Serve immediately.

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Marylou

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

I had this for dinner tonight, it was very good. Thank you😊

norine@norinesnest.com

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

Hi Marylou! I'm so glad you enjoyed this dish! I love hearing from friends who like it as much as we do. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share with me. Hope you'll come back soon. Happy Nesting! Norine

Daisy

Monday 19th of October 2020

I used impossible burger and added some sliced zucchini also. Served with roasted broccoli and a basic salad. Fun easy and tasty dish. Thanks for the idea 👍

norine@norinesnest.com

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Hi Daisy! Wow! Love your additions to this recipe! Sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing. Have a Great Week! Happy Nesting! Norine

Ann

Monday 5th of October 2020

Made this for dinner tonight. I'm always looking for good hamburger recipes and this one was super easy. However, it was a little greasy because I only had 80/20. Next time I will definitely drain some off but otherwise it was a hit. Thank you

norine@norinesnest.com

Thursday 8th of October 2020

Hi Ann! This is a really helpful review and a tip I'm going to stress with this recipe. Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us! I sincerely appreciate it. I hope you'll stop back by and visit again soon. Have a GREAT weekend. Happy Nesting! Norine

Marie

Sunday 4th of October 2020

Looks AMAZING!!!! Gonna try it tonight!!!!

norine@norinesnest.com

Thursday 8th of October 2020

Hi Marie! I hope you enjoyed this recipe. The men at this Nest L.O.V.E. this recipe. It's so simple and easy. Great for those super busy nights...and it's so budget friendly. Another big plus in my book. Hope you'll come back again soon and have a GREAT weekend. Happy Nesting! Norine

Martha Doyds

Sunday 20th of September 2020

Has anyone used frozen hash browns (diced) or the fresh ones (like simply potatoes?) I don’t have a mandolin and can’t slice evenly. No patience.

norine@norinesnest.com

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

Hi Martha! Frozen Potatoes or the "simply" potatoes would work just fine. Hope you enjoy this recipe. Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting! Have a Great Week. Norine

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