I was craving hash brown casserole, but I didn’t have any soup in the house. I had a packet of onion soup mix though, so I created the following recipe:
Teresa’s Hamburger Hashbrown Casserole
1 lb hamburger meat, lightly browned
1/2 to 3/4 onion, cooked with hamburger meat
2 cups sharp shredded cheese
1/2 packet French onion soup mix
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
6 diced red potatoes ( I leave peel on)
8 oz sour cream
Steak n Shake seasoning
1 pack of ritz crackers (I used gluten free)
1 stick butter or 1/2 cup Country Crock
Preheat oven at 425 degrees. Lightly brown ground beef and onion in a skillet. In a casserole dish, combine chicken broth and onion soup mix. Add cheese, hamburger meat, onions, diced potatoes and sour cream. Sprinkle spices over mixture and mix well.
Meanwhile melt butter and add the crackers, crushed. Coat crackers well with butter, then add to casserole after it has cooked for 30 min. Then cook 40 more minutes, but check potatoes for doneness at 30 min if your oven cooks faster than most.