Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Friday, February 14, 2014

Hamburger-Potato Crock Pot Dinner

First, the night before. . .

make a batch (best, or make ahead and freeze), of homemade condensed cream of mushroom soup.

Brown 1 lb. of organic/grass fed beef in a skillet.  Salt and pepper it.

While the meat is browning, peel and slice 6 medium organic (or homegrown) potatoes, placing them into a bowl with 1 cup water and 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar.

In another bowl, combine 1 onion diced, 1/2 cup mild cheddar cheese, 1/4 flour, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. black pepper.

Drain the meat, and place in the bottom of a crock pot.  Drain the potatoes.  Then top the meat with layers of potatoes.  Sprinkle the top of that with the cheese/onion mixture.  Slice up 2 Tbsp or organic butter and dot the top.

Spread the homemade condensed mushroom soup over top of everything.

(without the added extra cheese, and still delicious!)

Cook in the crock pot for about 7-8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high.  Sprinkle the top with 1/2 cup mild cheddar cheese about 1/2 hour prior to serving.

Hamburger-Potato Crock Pot Dinner
1 lb.  organic, grass fed ground beef
1 cup water
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
6 medium organic potatoes, sliced
1 onion, diced
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese (divided)
2 Tbsp. organic butter
1 batch of homemade mushroom (condensed) soup

Brown ground beef in a skillet with a bit of salt and pepper.

In a separate bowl add water and cream of tartar. As you slice the potatoes, add them to the bowl.

In another bowl, mix onion, flour, salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup of cheese.

Layer, in the crockpot, the ground beef first, top with potatoes, then top with onion mixture.  Dot the butter over the top of that.  Spread the soup over everything.

Cover and cook for 7-8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high.

30 minutes prior to serving, sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese over the top.


EMMA said...

Yum (as usual) you always post such delicious looking food - your family must eat so well!!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Thanks Emma. I love to cook, but fish is very expensive here, and we really should eat more of it.

Mama Pea said...

True confession: I've never used a crock pot. This recipe may just be the push I need to join the modern world. I even have a crock pot. But I think my daughter borrowed it a long time ago. Hmmmm . . .

Candy C. said...

That looks really good! :)
I actually made my version of Hamburger Helper the other day but I call it Farmgirl Helper. LOL!!