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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 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

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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
  • 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.

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Anny

Monday 10th of August 2020

This was delicious. Easy to put together & tasted great!

norine@norinesnest.com

Monday 10th of August 2020

Hi Anny! I'm so glad you enjoyed this recipe. My garden potatoes are just about ready for another skillet full of this family favorite. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share with me. I hope you have a great week and come back again soon. Happy Nesting! Norine

kate

Sunday 2nd of August 2020

I used sausage instead of hamburger..very good!

norine@norinesnest.com

Tuesday 4th of August 2020

Hi Kate! Great substitution in this recipe! I need to try it with sausage. I bet a blend of pork sausage and polska would be great too! Thanks for stopping by and sharing with us. I love it when friends stop by! Have a great week! Happy Nesting! Norine

Mamma bear

Thursday 30th of July 2020

Trying it tonight with my own twist on it no doubt. 😊❤️

norine@norinesnest.com

Thursday 30th of July 2020

I hope you like it! Can't wait to hear of your twist!! Enjoy! ~Norine

Sketchy

Wednesday 29th of July 2020

I’ve made made this once before and even its wonderful simplicity i still managed to make a few accidents because i misread the directions 😅 but it still turned out amazing!!! i don't exactly have a spouse yet since I'm only 16 but my mom and brother adored it!! I plan on cooking it again and hoping for the best! 🤞 fingers crossed. thanks for the great recipe its pretty foolproof

norine@norinesnest.com

Wednesday 29th of July 2020

Hi Sketchy! I love that you're getting in the kitchen and learning how to cook! Someday that "spouse" is going to appreciate this talent your developing! This is a favorite recipe of all of the birds at this Nest! I appreciate you taking the time to write to me. Next time get creative with this recipe. You're right it is very foolproof! I've had other add bacon, mushrooms, and more. This is the perfect recipe for exploring your chef skills. Keep up the great work! Stop by again! ~Norine

Beth

Thursday 16th of July 2020

Loved it! Are you sure I can't drain the beef??? My only complaint is it was greasy, but I also tripled the recipe and made it in an 8 quart pot...

norine@norinesnest.com

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

Hi Beth! If you want to drain the beef you go for it! lol Honestly, the "drippings" are what help the potatoes cook...but you could drain it and add a touch of butter and try cooking the potatoes that way? I'm all for trying things differently so that a recipe fits your tastes! I encourage it! Oh and the fact that you tripled the recipe would have been a lot of "drippings"...maybe next time try draining off half. That's what I would do. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and share with me. Hope you have a GREAT week! Happy Nesting! ~Norine