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Hamburger Hash Brown Casserole

Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 755 kcal

Ingredients

Hash Brown Mixture

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 cups onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp crushed red peppers
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 30 oz bag hash browns
  • 2 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 2/3 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup green onions, sliced
  • 7 oz can diced green chiles
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated, divided
  • 2 cups pepper Jack cheese, grated

Crunchy Topping

  • 5 oz bag seasoned croutons, (I used Texas Toast Seasoned Croutons)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray a 13 x 9 baking dish with a non stick spray. Set aside.

  2. In a frying pan, cook ground beef, onions, garlic, salt, pepper and crushed red peppers until meat is cook thoroughly and onions are translucent. Drain and return to pan. 

For the Hash Brown Mixture

  1. Place frozen hash browns on countertop to defrost.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients together except the ground beef and hash browns until combined (set aside 1 cup of grated cheese which will be used for topping). 

  3. Once combined, stir ground beef and hash browns into mixture.

  4. Spoon into prepared baking dish and top with remaining cheese. 

For the Crunchy Topping

  1. Place croutons into a large baggie, crush, then add melted butter, seal bag and mix together.

  2. Place crouton mixture on top of cheese. Cover with foil, bake for 40 minutes.

  3. Remove foil, continue baking for an additional 30-35 minutes, until topping is lightly browned, cheese is bubbly and hash browns are heated thoroughly. 

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from my Cheesy Sausage Hash Brown Casserole.