Skip to Content

Country Hamburger Skillet Dinner

Sharing is caring!

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! One can only milk the “vacation blues” for as long as humanly possible. I had to cook dinner.

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links, which means that I may make a commission from any purchases at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support!

Country Hamburger Skillet dinner in a skillet.

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! There was a whole garden full of potato’s. (I hope I did? 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.

Potatoes and Seasoning

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.

Finishing touches and garnish

Turn heat off. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 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

Remember to sign up for my weekly newsletter so you’ll know about all the YUM happening here at Norine’s Nest! You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Come join the fun!

Happy Nesting!

Photo of Norine with her signature
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
  • 1/2 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 1/2 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.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Sharing is caring!

Sliced squash that is breaded and fried
Previous
Oven Fried Squash
Tripple Berry Galette
Next
Fresh Triple Berry Galette

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

tracey

Monday 10th of May 2021

This was really good. Didn’t change anything. But added some sour cream after plating.

norine@norinesnest.com

Tuesday 11th of May 2021

Hi Tracey! I'm loving the addition of sour cream to this recipe! I'm a huge sour cream fan so I'm going to try this next time I make it! Thanks for stopping by and sharing with me. I hope you have a fantastic week! Happy Nesting! Norine

Hanna

Monday 12th of April 2021

This was pretty dang good. Made it. My mom (born before hamburger helper) use to make this dish but she called it ‘hillbilly slop’. I made it with gourmet cheddar. It’s good

norine@norinesnest.com

Monday 12th of April 2021

Hi Hanna! I love your mother's name for this dish! I may have to change it to her version! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing with me. Hope you'll come back again and visit. Norine

Dolores Labelle

Monday 8th of March 2021

Very disappointed, followed your recipe to a T and the ground beef was burnt while waiting for the slice potatoes to cook on top, had the lid on while this was all cooking and this was for the first 15mins only.

norine@norinesnest.com

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

Hi Dolores, I'm sorry I don't understand why this is happened for you. I've never had this happen and I've never had anyone else tell me they had this problem. It could have been the type of pan you use, the stove top temperature, you do have to stir the mixture during cooking time to make sure the ingredients on the bottom don't burn. Sorry this happened. Norine

Carol

Monday 8th of March 2021

Wow,😳 I used your recipe last night in my new Dutch oven, we eat a lot of deer meat so that’s how I made it and my husband and I both love it!

Thank you!

norine@norinesnest.com

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

Hi Carol! I'm so glad you enjoyed this recipe. I bet it was wonderful in your Dutch Oven with deer meat! How fun! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and share with us. Hope you have a fantastic week! Come back again soon! Happy Nesting! Norine

Diana

Thursday 4th of March 2021

Delicious. Made it for dinner this afternoon and the family loved it!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Recipe