Felix's Hamburger Casserole

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"Measurements on the herbs are approximate as I never actually measure them, sorry. Definitely not for those who don't appreciate the value in being able to put something together from cans on the pantry shelf, but you could easily use fresh vegetables if you prefer. This came out almost like a stew, so we ate it in large bowls with French bread. Prep time includes sauteeing, cooking time is purely for the oven."

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (509.6 g)
  • Calories 959.1
  • Total Fat - 39.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 549.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1861.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 86.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 11.3 g
  • Sugars - 8.4 g
  • Protein - 65.5 g
  • Calcium - 349.9 mg
  • Iron - 14.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350F. Heat olive oil in a large skillet; add onion and garlic and saute 5 minutes, or until onion is tender.

Step 2

Add ground beef, 1/2 teaspoon basil, oregano, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, salt and pepper and saute until ground beef is browned, about 10 minutes. Drain excess liquid.

Step 3

Spray a 3-quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Spread meat mixture evenly over bottom of pan and spread about half the spaghetti sauce over the top.

Step 4

Layer, in order, mushrooms, black beans, corn and lima beans; spread remaining spaghetti sauce over top, covering vegetables completely. Sprinkle with remaining basil and garlic salt.

Step 5

Cover and bake for 30-35 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan and bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes more.

Tips & Variations

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I was in search of a good hamburger casserole and was happy with this one because of the beans. I am a big bean lover and try to use them often. I did however find this to be overly salty, so I would use garlic powder instead of garlic salt if I was to make it again.

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(20 Aug 2012)