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A lover of flavor, I never interpreted the phrase “meat and potatoes” as a compliment. WELL, for neither the first (nor I am sure, last) time, my assumptions have been proven dead wrong. This easy recipe for Ground Beef and Potatoes is all the things I never imagined something as seemingly simple as fried potatoes and hamburger could be.

Ground beef and potatoes with red peppers in a pot

This easy ground beef dinner recipe is flavorful enough to hold my attention, satisfying enough to keep me full, and nutritious enough to be a worthy addition to our healthy meal rotation.

A mixture of potatoes, lean ground beef, onion, bell pepper, and spices, this beef and potatoes skillet will appeal to picky eaters and discerning palates alike.

Most often, the phrase “meat and potatoes” means a lack of eating adventure. A “meat and potatoes” person shies away from green vegetables, plant-based proteins like tofu, and spices.

As someone who embraces a diverse diet and certainly doesn’t want to waste her time on bland food, I am biased in the opposite direction. How could meat and potatoes possibly be anything but boooorrrrring?

Well my meat and potatoes friends, I hereby admit the fault of my prejudice. It turns out that you’ve been onto something all along.

A bowl with ground beef, potatoes, and cauliflower rice

A Simple Ground Beef Dinner Recipe

Lean ground beef is a versatile protein.

It’s healthy in moderation (beef is packed with protein, iron, zinc, and vitamin B12) and when used in recipes that incorporate other important food groups, especially vegetables (like in Ground Beef Stroganoff).

Most often, my easy ground beef recipes are inspired by world cuisines, like this Taco Skillet and this Korean Beef Bowl.

Until this simple skillet recipe came along, it didn’t occur to me to cook beef with something as basic as white potatoes, because I assumed the results would be ho-hum.

Ummmmm, this assumption is from the same girl who easily demolished an entire sheet pan of these Oven Roasted Potatoes by herself and who happily eats a Potato Frittata three days in a row for lunch.

Nice logic, Erin. (Ben I am sure would be happy to give you endless examples of my contradictory behaviors, but we’ll save that for a different post. Or never.)

While the ingredient list here looks basic, the results are anything but dull.

This ground beef and potatoes skillet is homey and classic to be certain—so yes, the “meat and potatoes” persons in your life will approve—but it’s also interesting enough to appease those seeking more from their meal.

What we have is a ground beef dinner idea for all!


For another family favorite, check out my Homemade Hamburger Helper, one of my all-time most popular recipes with ground beef. Ground Beef Casserole is another comforting and classic ground beef recipe.

Ground beef and potatoes being stirred in a pot

How to Make Ground Beef and Potatoes

Not only is this ground beef skillet sure to be embraced by everyone at your table, but it’s also easy to make and quick to clean up.

You can cook ground beef and vegetables together in the same skillet, leaving you just one pan to wash in the end.

The Ingredients

  • Lean Ground Beef. The flavorful and scrumptious meat for this dish. I don’t typically use oil with ground beef (the fat in the beef is sufficient enough for it to cook without sticking), but if your beef is ultra lean and your pan seems dry at any point, you can drizzle in a bit of oil to prevent sticking.


For more great ground beef recipes, check out Ground Beef Dinner Ideas.

  • Potatoes. Tender cubed potatoes are a slam dunk pairing with the ground beef (or mash them with ground beef like in Shepherd’s Pie). They’re nutritious, crowd-pleasing, and pair beautifully with the spices in this dish.
  • Red Bell Pepper. Adds a touch of color, freshness, and sweetness.
  • Worcestershire Sauce. Gives the dish depth and umami flavor.
  • Dijon Mustard. Its tanginess pairs wonderfully with the potatoes.
  • Spices. A blend of smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and oregano elevates this dish from bland to something truly craveable.
  • Hot Sauce. For a delicious kick! Use a lot or use a little to fit your taste preferences.

The Directions

Cubed potatoes in a pot
  1. Sauté the potatoes in oil.
Raw meat being added to vegetables
  1. Brown the beef with the vegetables, Worcestershire, mustard, spices, and hot sauce.
Ground beef with potatoes and peppers in a Dutch oven
  1. Cook until the vegetables are tender and the meat is cooked through. Add the green onions. Serve as desired and ENJOY!

Wine Pairing

Serve ground beef and potatoes with a Merlot, Pinot Noir, or Chardonnay.

A healthy dinner recipe in a bowl

Storage Tips

  • To Store. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight storage container for up to 3 days. 
  • To Reheat. Gently rewarm beef and potatoes in a skillet over medium-low heat.
  • To Freeze. I do not recommend freezing this dish, as potatoes can have a mealy texture when thawed. 

Leftover Ideas

  • I love to serve leftovers as a hash by re-crisping the ingredients in a skillet, then topping them with a fried egg. You could also turn leftovers into a scramble by mixing in scrambled eggs instead.
  • Turn your leftovers into a portable meal by wrapping them into a whole wheat tortilla. Make sure to warm the filling up first. (Adding some cheese to the wrap would be scrumptious.)
A pot with peppers, potatoes, and ground beef

What to Serve with Ground Beef and Potatoes

Healthy ground beef and potatoes with rice

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Meat and potatoes, I’ll never prejudge you again! Can we be friends?

Ground Beef and Potatoes

4.64 from 521 votes
This easy ground beef and potatoes will be an instant family favorite! Cooks in just ONE pan. Top with cheese or eggs for quick, healthy dinners.

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 pound potatoes peeled and diced into ¼-inch cubes (I used Yukon golds)
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt plus additional to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons hot sauce plus additional for serving (I used sriracha)
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • FOR SERVING: non-fat plain Greek yogurt or sour cream shredded cheddar cheese, cooked brown rice or cauliflower rice (or just more hot sauce!)


  • Heat the oil in a skillet large enough to hold all of the ingredients over high heat. Once the oil is hot and shiny, reduce the heat to medium, then add the potatoes. Cook, stirring often, until the potatoes are turning golden and becoming tender (they should still be too firm to eat), about 6 minutes.
  • Add the beef, onion, and bell pepper. Cook, breaking apart the meat.
  • Add the Worcestershire, mustard, smoked paprika, garlic powder, oregano, salt, pepper, and hot sauce (add 1 teaspoon if you prefer only subtle heat, more if you would like it spicier).
  • Continue cooking and breaking up the beef, until the potatoes and onions are tender and the meat is fully cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes more.
  • Stir in the green onions. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper as desired. Serve hot, topped with Greek yogurt, cheese, over rice, or enjoy it all on its own with a dash of extra hot sauce if you like.



  • TO STORE: Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight storage container for up to 3 days. 
  • TO REHEAT: Gently rewarm beef and potatoes in a skillet over medium-low heat. (I love to serve leftovers as a hash by re-crisping the ingredients in a skillet, then topping them with a fried egg.)
  • TO FREEZE: I do not recommend freezing this dish, as potatoes can have a mealy texture when thawed. 


Serving: 1(of 4)Calories: 387kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 26gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 74mgPotassium: 1045mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1484IUVitamin C: 66mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 4mg

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  1. I made this recipe and there were no leftovers. I even doubled the ingredients. I added my own twist but still kept all the elements of your version. This will go on my regular rotation meal recipe list. Thank you for sharing!5 stars

  2. I have been eating it like this for years, we call it Picadillo. I put green bell peppers along with the meat and potatoes, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper. Sometimes I put tomato sauce and water to make it soupy.

  3. This is even better than the ground beef I used to make for my son. Just yummy and can add egg noodles or rice as a side to make a hearty meal, easy on the wallet! Thanks ?5 stars

  4. This recipe was so yummy. Very quick and easy to make. I used regular paprika because I didn’t have any smoked also I used only a few dots of hot sauce and it was perfect. My husband gave it a 7.5 out of 10 and I agreed. I will definitely be make this again.4 stars

  5. I will try it one day this week. I am a Celiac and will replace recipes with gluten-free and low or no sodium items. Let you know after I try it one evening this week, not sure when. I will keep you posted.

    Can you send me simple gluten free meal/recipes please…something like prepare for 30 minutes or less?5 stars

    1. I hope you enjoy the recipe if you try it, James! You can find all my gluten free recipes on my site here:

  6. I made this tonight for dinner. I followed the recipe as written. It was very good. I loved the spices. Hubby liked it too and he’s picky. This is a keeper. Thank you!5 stars

  7. This is delicious! Love the spices in this recipe. I did add some beef broth that I had left over in the fridge and it was perfect.5 stars

    1. Hi Bob! You can find all the ingredient amounts listed in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. If you click the “Jump To Recipe” button at the top of the page, it will take you directly there. I hope this helps!

  8. Made this dish using a rough approximation of the ingredients. Served with basmati rice, Carolina Reaper sauce and a garlic dip. Just the ticket after a 6 mile walk on a damp winter’s day. I’ll definitely be making it again but with a few tweaks to suit our tastes. Cheers Erin!5 stars

  9. I was planning to make meatloaf tonight but got a late start and remembered this recent post. So glad I did! This was so delicious! I made with ground turkey because that’s what I had on hand. It came together quickly and turn out great both kids and husband gobbled it up and said “make it again”!!!5 stars

  10. This recipe was great for a dinner for two and then we had the leftovers for lunch! The combinations of seasonings were so delicious and really made the dish shine. Not to mention, I loved that this was a one pot dish which makes for easy cleanup. We loved it and will definitely be keeping this as a staple in our house!5 stars

  11. Yummy! Everyone loved this. We had a hard time not going back for thirds! I’m going to add it to my regular rotation. Thank you.5 stars

  12. This was simple and delicious. I threw in 3 sliced carrots because I had them. Topped with sour cream and hot sauce- Everyone loved it!5 stars

  13. This looks good. Do you think it would work with frozen hashbrowns? Although I raised my family using very frugal cooking habits, (I made my own shake’n bake, for instance) now that I’m alone most of my meals come from the freezer.

    1. Hi Jackie! I’ve only tested the recipe as written, so it would be a complete experiment. If you decide to play around with it, I’d love to hear how it goes!

  14. I made this recipe with an addition of canned no salt corn [amount is personal preference] .Hubby and I both love corn and it added a crunchy and a bit of sweetness to an already delicious dish.5 stars

  15. I loved this recipe. I used a orange bell pepper and the greens from our home garden as garnish. My mom and kids were not big fans. I’ll be eating this for breakfast and lunch for a few days.4 stars

  16. Loved it!
    Very easy and favoring. I sub the Worcestershire sauce with soy sauce. And added thyme as well. Taste amazing.5 stars

    1. We thought this was awful. Bland taste. We are not a fan of hot sauce but we don’t think that will even help it. I was disappointed after all the work that goes into making this.1 star

      1. I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy the recipe, Dale. Many other readers have tried it and loved it, but I know everyone has different tastes. I truly wish you would have loved it!

  17. The ground beef and potatoes was great. We ate it with no rice. I loved it with yogurt and my husband liked it without. I used hot sauce in the recipe because he likes food to be spicy (we are a retired couple in our 70s) and the yogurt made it better for me. Great flavors. Easy. Cooked in a cast iron skillet. Will definitely make again. Thanks.5 stars

  18. This stuff is FABULOUS!!!
    I cooked 3 lbs. of potatoes and 2 lbs. hamburger. My wife cares for her father so leftovers keep her responsibilities low.
    I didn’t have all the ingredients, ie. green onions and I did add ancho chile powder. I cooked longer than prescribed so as to crisp the potatoes. I poured 1/4 cup real maple syrup.
    Absolutely Fabulous!!!5 stars

      1. Made it and loved it. Added Tony Chacheres creole seasoning. Topped with cheese and served on rice. Threw some leftover corn in there too. Yum !

  19. This is DELICIOUS! Huge hit with my family. I made it as directed first, and just remade it with ground sausage and scrambled eggs as a breakfast hash. It also reheats very well! This may be a new weekly meal prep for breakfasts :)5 stars

  20. Made this recipe In a cast iron skillet and added a bit of cabbage as well. We liked it with hot sauce and ketchup (No haters)😁 It was yummy…no leftovers!4 stars

    1. Hi Pat, I’ve only tested the recipe as written, so you would be experimenting! Let me know how it goes if you decide to try it!

  21. This is a nice weeknight meal. It’s quick and easy and all happens in one pan. The flavor is really good and I found it to be a great comfort meal without the guilt! I just used 1 teaspoon of hot sauce and found it to have plenty of heat for my comfort level.5 stars

  22. Needed something to cook with the ground bed besides burgers aaaagain. The recipe was quick and easy! Kids loved it and can’t wait to eat it again tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this!5 stars

  23. Great recipe, i am going to try and make it, but i have a question, my boyfriend is a vegetarian and we were wondering if we can use plant based pork instead of the ground beef?5 stars

    1. Hi Alysa, I haven’t tried this with anything but beef, but your plant based pork should work. Let me know how it turns out!

  24. I’ve made this three times and always a winner. Kids LOVE the plain Greek yogurt with it and cheddar cheese. Great weeknight meal.5 stars

  25. Awesome recipe! I added diced mushrooms and served it on a bed of rice. Topped with shredded Colby Jack cheese. Super good! New family favorite. Thanks for sharing.5 stars

    1. I’m so sorry you had trouble with this recipe, Shana. Myself (and others) have enjoyed this recipe, so I wish they would of been a hit for you!

  26. We loved this one a lot! I used Ground Hot Italian Sausage, I added tomatoes, green peppers and my husband loved it. I cook it with rice (Just like your picture) And stuffed parmesan zucchini in the side, but my husband did not want the zucchini; was enough with the rice. Thank you so much for sharing this. :)5 stars

  27. Did not turn out how it was supposed to. Potatoes were not done and beef cooked too fast. Had to end of adding water because it would get stuck to the pan.1 star

    1. I’m so sorry you had trouble with this recipe, Brooklynn. Myself (and others) have enjoyed this recipe, so I wish they would of been a hit for you!

    1. Hi Heliya, I’ve only made the recipe as written but yes, you should be able to use bell pepper! Let me know how it goes!

  28. Away from home, looking for an easy recipe for a kitchen I don’t know so well, and this was a snap, and better yet, tastes so good. Will make again soon! Thanks!5 stars

  29. Just made sure t came out perfect added some or my own spices to the ground meat. For people saying that the potatoes didn’t cook means you didn’t cook them long enough and you can switch around whatever you like. Thanks

  30. I made this for dinner yesterday. It is a great recipe and easy to put together. I used grass-fed beef. 1lb. of potatoes equaled 2 potatoes. For me, next time, I’ll use one large potato. The potatoes took a good while to cook. The longer the dish cooked, it created a depth of flavor!! I added a little water in between to get the fond off the bottom.
    I served it with basmati rice and a side of avocado. I ate the leftovers for lunch and added soft scrambled eggs. Delicious, heartwarming, and definitely will make this again and again. Thank you for your wonderful recipe.5 stars

  31. I made it for my roommates and me. Perfect meal for four bachelors. Quick, easy, and very tasty. And since I am the cook in the household, I don’t hafta do da dishes. (Even though it’s a one pot’er). Made exactly as called for with all the ingredients I had on hand. Even the Yukon Gold potatoes.5 stars

  32. Delicious! My husband loved it so much.
    I did get a bit liberal with with seasoning and pretty much doubled each of the spices. We like spicy so next time I will add more hot sauce. It was quick and easy and I will definitely make it again.5 stars

  33. this was the easiest meal that I have ever made.. my husband went absolutly bonkers for it

    I will be making this over and over again

    I have given this recipe to about 4 people since I made it..

    thanks for a great recipe!5 stars

    1. I’m sorry that this wasn’t to your tastes, April. I (and many other readers) have enjoyed the recipe, so I truly wish you would’ve too!

  34. I cooked this last night and just finished my left overs for lunch. Such a delicious way to use ground beef when you don’t want the usual ground beef recipes. I made the recipe as written which was yummy but at the end I added tumeric to only my bowl (my husband wouldn’t like that flavor) and that really added an extra touch of flavor. I topped mine with avocado and sour cream. Will definitely be making again!5 stars

  35. Just cooked this and it came out great! But I wanted more veggies in it so I added spinach and shredded carrots. Also added less smoked paprika because it’s a strong flavor to me that can be over powering. It came out delicious!5 stars

  36. No flavour. (Unless you like hot sauce) I will make it again and double the spices, mustard and worstercher . Adding shredded cheese helps and a little sour cream but the mixture needs more flavour4 stars

    1. I’m sorry to hear this wasn’t what you hope for, Teti. Many other readers have tried it and loved it, but I know everyone has different tastes. I truly wish you would have loved it!

  37. It’s ok, I wouldn’t go out of my way to make it again. It’s pretty bland and the potatoes definitely need wayyyyy longer to cook than recommended. I think this would be better with more sauce of some sort, it needs something to give it a little more flavor.2 stars

    1. I’m sorry to hear this wasn’t what you hoped for, Taylor. Many other readers have tried it and loved it, but I know everyone has different tastes. I truly wish you would have loved it!

  38. Outstanding… The only thing I did different was to use two pans as the grease had to be drained from the ground beef….. Jasmine rice and sour cream made it perfect, I had two helpings…5 stars

  39. Wondering what I did wrong…it was so bland. Skipped the got sauce because kids. Added cauliflower rice. Won’t make again, sorry.2 stars

    1. Hi Valleygirl! I’m sorry to hear the recipe wasn’t to your taste. I know it’s disappointing to try a new recipe and not enjoy it, so I truly wish it would have been a hit for you.

  40. Hello Erin,

    Great recipe, I added 2 ingredients which are rosemary and a splash of cooking wine. I swapped the red peppers for peas and carrots. I added the rosemary at the end. I didn’t have any rice, but I used Famous Dave’s corn bread muffins instead. Tastes amazing!5 stars

  41. I don’t put this over rice but eat “as is” usually with warm garlic bread if anything. This seems like a questionable like “how could something so simple be so good” but it is! Simple and hearty an easy weeknight meal that even the kids like (probably because it’s not too spicy unless you add some heat.)

    I double the recipe due to not using a side and use different peppers (red, green, yellow) depending on availability to add some color. It’s even good enough to serve to guests that are “like family” for a delicious meal. This one’s a “keeper” and I’ve already made it multiple times!5 stars

  42. I tried frozen hashbrowns. Alot quicker just add bit more spices. Great to wrap as a sandwich with egg next morning.
    Don’t forget cheese.
    Delicious!5 stars

    1. Hi Lori! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review and your feedback on using frozen hashbrowns!

  43. This recipe is the BEST! I’m a mom of a almost 3 year old and a 6 month old, so basically just the thought of dinner gives me anxiety. Trying to find something healthy but also quick to make because these kids have NO patience is a bit difficult. Well my toddler still denied trying it (pretty typical these days) but the hubby and I both said “fine, more for me!” I made it exactly as the recipe states except I had some russet potatoes on hand and not Yukon golds. We had it over a bed of lettuce and then again on brown rice, topped with honey Greek yogurt both times and it was absolutely outstanding! I could have had thirds but I didn’t haha. Instead I decided to save the left overs to try it with the fried egg on top for breakfast. This will definitely be a regular in house, thank you!!!5 stars

  44. I added chorizo and a can of brown lentils and a tsp of whole grain mustard as well as everything else in the recipe
    I did add a splash or two of H2O to keep from drying out
    It was a hit and will definitely be doing again
    Thanks5 stars

  45. I’m actually making it again tonight! My kids and the wife absolutely love this one. I add a green and red pepper to the mix and sometimes some carrots.
    One thing I would recommend is to either lightly boil or microwave and drain the potatoes and crisp them in a separate pan.5 stars

  46. Um, yum! This has become a family favorite. Even my picky 10 yr old son likes it! I usually make it as written, but tonight I could not for the life of me, find my little bottle of hot sauce that I have just for this recipe. So I had to leave it out. BUT! I had crispy fried jalapeños, like the fried onions that go on top of green bean casserole. So yummy! My husband prefers the hot sauce but I think I prefer the jalapeños. So next time I’ll leave out the hot sauce, but still have the bottle out for my hubby while I enjoy the crispy jalapeños.5 stars

  47. My whole family really enjoyed this meal. I went a little light on the hot sauce since not everyone likes it spicy. Paired with a salad, basmati rice, cheddar cheese and sour cream, it was yummy and quite filling. Thanks for the recipe 👍🏼5 stars

  48. I plan to make this, but have a large family! Can this be doubled in a large wok skillet? If so, do all ingredients get doubled, or just some?

    1. Hi Nevair! I haven’t tried it myself but yes you could easily get the ingredients into a large wok. You would double all of the ingredients. Hope you enjoy it!

  49. Was really good but family still thought it was really simple. My son added it to a low carb tortilla. Makes a healthy alternative to Taco Bell.4 stars

  50. This recipe is a staple in our house. We use ground turkey instead of beef since that’s what we have on hand. If we don’t have bell pepper, we throw in a cup of frozen peas to add some color. Thanks for this recipe Erin!!5 stars

    1. Hi Morgan! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review and feedback on the ground turkey and peas!

  51. Phenomenal! We love your recipes. Guess I’m going to have to finally break down and buy your cookbook! 😊5 stars

    1. Hi Tammy! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review! I hope you do! You’ll love it!

  52. It tastes great, but despite cooking the potatoes for 12-15 minutes before adding the meat, they were no where near done 6-8 minutes after adding spices. 25 minutes later, they still aren’t tender enough. I think the key would have been to cook (much) longer in the beginning or roast first.3 stars

    1. Hi Kelly! I’m sorry to hear you had trouble with this recipe. As stated in Step 1 they would be still too firm to eat at the 6 minute mark. If the potatoes are cut small enough, I assure you, after multiple testing they are in fact cooked at 14 minutes. It’s hard to know what went wrong without being in the kitchen with you. Glad you were still able to enjoy it!

  53. Why Oregano?

    We found the oregano to be over-powering in a bad way and it seemed to compete with and overwhelm the other flavors.

    While I am sure I’d love a variation of this, this particular recipe won’t be hanging around.3 stars

    1. I’m sorry to hear the recipe wasn’t to your taste. I know it’s disappointing to try a new recipe and not enjoy it. I (and many other readers) have enjoyed it, so I really wish they would’ve been a hit for you too!

  54. I tried it and on first try it worked an beautifully. Thanks for devising this recipe. Side note there it’s delicios5 stars

  55. Great recipe but definitely needs more liquid during the cooking process especially if using lean ground beef.
    I added about a cup of water and a teaspoon of beef concentrate.

  56. This was good. My hubby and son both really liked it. I felt it needed “something “ so I added Heinz 57 sauce to it. I will play around with this recipe but it is also good as is.

  57. Very good recipe, made it twice already. I didn’t think it needed any Greek yoghurt or other toppings, as it was delicious as is.5 stars

  58. Not bad but not awesome. Kind of boring and seemed like it was missing something but couldn’t figure out what.3 stars

    1. I’m sorry to hear the recipe wasn’t to your taste, Lindsay. I know it’s disappointing to try a new recipe and not enjoy it. I (and many other readers) have enjoyed it, so I really wish they would’ve been a hit for you too!

  59. I made a double batch although never making it before. In the middle of the recipe I was wondering why I did this, I’m thinking OMG what if I don’t like it! Lucky I made double, it was delicious!5 stars

  60. I am going to make this today for dinner. I already know that I’m going to like this recipe because it has the spices in it that my family likes! I wanted to make something different with ground meat instead of my usual meatloaf, tacos, chili and spaghetti. I’m using ground chicken. This sounds like homemade ground beef hash, but we get to control the ingredients!!! Thank you for the recipe!!

  61. This was very good and super fast to make. I used vegan meat crumbles instead of traditional ground beef and it turned out beautifully. Thank you for this recipe.5 stars

  62. Made this tonight and we both loved it! Thanks for the recipe it was quick, delicious and easy to make with what I had on hand – will definitely make again thanks for this new meal for us!5 stars

  63. VERY VERY GOOD Nice change I’m sure it would be wonderful fried in the morning as hash with eggs . But their was none left. will make this recipe a family favorite.5 stars

  64. We really loved this dish. We served on top of brown rice with cheddar cheese. My husband added sauerkraut to his. Also, I didn’t have smoked paprika so I just used regular paprika and a few drops of liquid smoke. And I didn’t have any green onions and I used russet potatoes instead of yellow, but it still turned out amazing!5 stars

  65. I made this last night and my picky son, who usually hates when I try new recipes, loved it. I did too – the only negative is I ate too much of it! I can’t remember ever eating something like that before, but it still tasted like comfort and home. Thank you!5 stars

  66. I needed something using ground beef and potatoes for dinner tonight since I hadn’t soaked any rice in advance, and this recipe sounded easy and tasty. My kids kept calling it chili, which I can understand since we topped it with cheese and sour cream and the flavor profile is slightly similiar, lol. We liked it but I think next time I would reduce the smoked paprika to 1 tsp and do the other tsp regular paprika. I also added 1 TBS tomato paste for some extra umami and I liked the extra flavor it added to the dish. This came together pretty quickly and it was quite satisfying–thanks!4 stars

  67. Made this recipe with the ground beef hash browns frozen peas carrots and red pepper and spices minced garlic onion and any other spices that you like, delicious 👍🏻5 stars

  68. It was delicious. I added some Velveeta to the meat and broiled frozen hash browns instead of pan frying. Then mixed. Served with whole milk yogurt and tortilla chips. Keeping this recipe!5 stars

  69. This was great! I had an abundance of white potatoes and ground turkey, so I was in search of a simple recipe to utilize both. The only difference I made was to dial back the salt to 1/2 tsp; the rest of the spices were spot on. I like the idea of using leftovers as a burrito filling, but hubby and I scarfed it down and had no leftovers! Thanks for yet another fabulous recipe.5 stars

  70. I modified this recipe somewhat (left out ground meat and some spices) and these potatoes are the best I have EVER eaten and I’m not much of a potato eater.
    I will make with the meat next time. Definitely in my keeper recipe collection.5 stars

    1. Hi Alicha, which kind of beef did you use? If using lean ground beef that is 93% to 7% fat ratio, this should not be greasy whatsoever.

  71. This dish was delicious, had to cook the potatoes a little longer but enjoyed the dish and will make again.5 stars

  72. Pleasing and filling. I went heavier on the potatoes (and spices), just to stretch our food budget. The results are filling and satisfying. We plan on making fried egg hash and burritos but it’s still good in a bowl with a dollop of sour cream on top.4 stars

  73. I made this for my family tonight, I added a cup of beef broth because my beef had no drippings to speak of and I wanted to make sure the potatoes were soft. I also omitted the hot sauce for fear my toddlers wouldn’t eat it and it was still delicious! My 4 year old even asked for seconds! We’ll be making this again I’m sure.5 stars

  74. We really enjoyed the results of this recipe this evening! I have made similar things in the past but I really enjoyed your idea of adding shredded cheese and sour cream.5 stars

  75. Really easy recipe! I didn’t use the sauces but it came out really well. I will be making this again! I even shared it with my neighbor and he loved it!5 stars

  76. My husband had to cook since I have recently had two partial finger amputations and cooking is difficult for now. I had seen this recipe online and decided to try it. He followed the directions as I read them to him, and the results were delicious. It is good old down home cooking at its best, and I will happily make him make it again.5 stars

  77. I made this recipe for dinner tonight and it was so good! We put sour cream, shredded cheese and hot sauce on top. I also made some beer bread to eat with it. Yummy – will definitely make again in the future.5 stars

  78. This is fantastic! I added a small head of cabbage chopped finely to use up. This recipe was easy and delicious!5 stars

  79. I have had this recipe saved on my phone for MONTHS. Finally, I got around to making it over the weekend and was very pleasantly surprised by how much flavor this dish packs. This was really yummy and as a bonus, very inexpensive. Also, most people probably have all (or nearly all) ingredients already on-hand.5 stars

  80. Delicious, simple and quick. New house favorite. I used a couple tablespoons full of Monterey Steak Seasoning as it has all seasons listed. As I didn’t have them separate.5 stars

  81. Made this for dinner today.. it was delicious! I omitted the hit sauce, because I know that my 3 y.o grandson does not like spicy food..
    We all had seconds! My grandson thought it was sooo delicious!!!
    Will be making this recipe again..
    Thanks!😋😋😋😋5 stars

  82. This recipe was very tasty and easy. Everything went well together. I didn’t have hot sauce so I added a few teaspoons of juice from a jar of pepperoncini and a teaspoon of Valentina. It turned out very yummy. We fried an egg and put it on top because the white rice was way too much carbs. The egg was very good. I will be making this again for sure!5 stars

  83. This was so delicious! I had to make a few modifications because I wound up not having some ingredients on hand. I didn’t have red pepper so I used some sun-dried tomatoes and I used half a packet of zesty Italian seasoning mix along with the smoked paprika. We topped it with sour cream and shredded sharp cheddar and it was exquisite! Definitely a great, new, way to use up some of the potatoes I’ve been getting in my weekly CSA!5 stars

  84. Where I live there is no siracha Sauce so I was wondering if there is something similar that I can use?
    My e-mail is..

  85. Loved this recipe! Had to make a waaaaaay bigger batch of the sauce though but otherwise it was super tasty/flavourful when we did that. Husband immediately went for seconds and my 3 year old happily ate it too! Yum!5 stars

  86. Trying to clean out the freezer and searching for ground beef recipes I stumbled upon this one!! Our whole family loved it including my 5 year old!! Thanks again this one will be in the rotation💜5 stars

  87. How can something this easy taste so good? It must be magic! The first time I made it, I used russet potatoes bc that’s what I had. It was good. The second time, I went & bought yellow yucan potatoes. So much better bc it cooked faster & those potatoes were like creamy butter. Thx for this recipe. I’ll be making it a lot.5 stars

  88. I made this tonight for the family. Had to omit the bell pepper as we didn’t have any but everything else exactly as written. It was delicious, even my 8 yo tore it up! Thx for the recipe Erin!5 stars

  89. Made this for dinner tonight. Unfortunately it was a unanimous thumbs down. Was it terrible? No. Did we enjoy it? Also no.1 star

    1. Sorry to hear that. The amounts, flavorings and timing have worked well for myself (and others) so I wished it would of been a hit for you too! I know it can be so disappointing to try a new recipe and it not turn out for you.

  90. Very good and flavorful! My husband doesn’t like bell peppers, so I think I’ll do green beans next time. I omitted the peppers and it was till delicious! I love the idea of adding a fried egg!5 stars

  91. This was pretty good, but I think the smoked paprika flavor through it off for us. Everyone has different tastes this one wasn’t ours. If I make it again I will leave that our or use regular paprika. Again tastes are different so give it a try.4 stars

  92. This was crazy good and so easy to meal prep with. Mine ended up being sort of thick like a chili, so adding sour cream and cheddar cheese on top made it even better.5 stars

  93. This homey family meal brings back so many memories of my mom’s fragrant everyday meals………except your seasonings took it from ordinary to extraordinary. I think it’s the addition of Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce and sriracha(hot sauce). I had 1.5 lbs of hamburger so increased the amount of vegetables accordingly, adding 2 carrots. Based on some other comments I doubled the amount of seasonings.
    Then I finished the last 5 minutes with 1/4 c chopped fresh basil and 4 chopped campari tomatoes both begging to be used. Really flavorful and homey tasting.5 stars

  94. I don’t know how to cook but I am trying for my husband. I followed your recipe and my husband loved it so much. This recipe is so easy to follow that even I don’t have much experience in the kitchen, I was still able to pull it off. Your life and your work is such a blessing, Erin!5 stars

  95. Ok so hear me out, I didn’t have any Worcestershire sauce or Dijon mustard on hand but I do always keep gochujang in my pantry/fridge (and I’m not even Korean, go figure) so I subbed with about a tablespoon and change of that and added another tablespoon or so of vegetable broth to thin out the paste. I’m also not a hot sauce person so I left that out, and I added 2 chopped carrots on top of the other veggies already in the recipe. I was expecting a meh result that would be eatable and not much more but I was extremely surprised at how tasty it turned out. I topped it off with freshly grated cheddar cheese and it was a really good hearty meal that hit the spot after coming back from the gym. Oh yeah, and I don’t do canola oil or seed oils because they’re terrible, so I used some reserve bacon fat I had on hand. I did have to cook everything a bit longer than the times provided because the potatoes were still tough and crunchy at the center, but my “1/2 inch” chunks were probably a little too chunky. The recipe has a great degree of adaptability to different sauces, pastes, seasonings, and veggies, so I’m calling this one a keeper.5 stars

  96. I had high hopes for this recipe, but I think that another commentor was correct, in saying that the smoked paprika made it taste off to me! Maybe too much oregano as well. If I had a to do over, I would have added regular paprika. No oregano. Nothing against it just not my cup of tea.2 stars

    1. I’m sorry to hear that it wasn’t to your taste Jamie. The recipe has worked well for myself (and others) but I know how frustrating it can be to try a new recipe and not have it work out, so I really wish you would’ve enjoyed it!

    1. Hi Kathy! You likely could, I just haven’t tested it out myself. If you decide to experiment, I’d love to know how it goes!

  97. You’re absolutely right. This had so much flavor even though I tweaked the recipe a little. I used russet potatoes bc that’s what I had. Omitted the worcheshire sauce(I’m not a fan). Used orange bell pepper bc it’s what I had. And just 2-3 drops hot sauce(again, not a fan of spicy). Once everything was in the pan I added a splash of water and cooked with a lid on for a few minutes to make sure the potatoes were soft enough for us. Turned out fantastic! Too bad there were no leftovers for hash tomorrow. Putting this in my go to recipe book as soon as I’m done typing here.5 stars

  98. Not sure what I did wrong. I did brown the meat separately and drained the grease. Every thing else I followed exactly. It was pretty good, but a little plain/dry.

    1. Hi Cat829! Any changes to the recipe could give a different result then the one you see here. It was likely plain/dry because of browning the meat separately and draining. That is not what was called for in this recipe. If using the 93% lean ground beef, it leaves you with enough moisture for the recipe without it being heavy on the grease. For the flavoring, you can always boost the spices to meet your taste. Thanks!

    1. Hi John! Sorry to hear you are having trouble with the potatoes. They can be tricky sometimes. To help get them to soften you could cover your pan but turn the heat down some. Keep a close eye on it so they don’t stick and burn to the pan. Hope this helps!

  99. Made it on a cast iron on the grill at the lake… I made big cubes so I pre cooked the taters a bit and played with the spices but it was great4 stars

    1. Sorry bout the 4 star… It was def 5 star!!; Little bit of adult beverage pairing with that star placement lol

      Updated: Great the next day as well…5 stars

  100. Really yummy. The hot sauce really brought it all together. I did cook everything separately, and then combined them all and seasoned at the end.5 stars

  101. Love this! I’ve made it a few time with beef but was wondering if I could sub ground turkey? Should I adjust the seasonings at all?5 stars

    1. Hi Michelle! Ground turkey should work just fine. I think the seasonings would be okay but you could give it a taste and adjust as needed. Enjoy!

  102. I made this and didn’t have the dijon mustard but it was still good. i also added some chopped kale to add another vegetable and that was yummy too.4 stars

  103. I used this recipe as a starting point. I oven roasted the potatoes and onions until lightly browned. Then added some garlic cloves and mushrooms for another 8 minutes. I browned the ground beef stove top, then mixed in the spices and roasted vegetables, sprinkled some colby jack on the top and put it back in the oven until the cheese was melted. Everyone loved it.4 stars

  104. I love this recipe! I make it with and without the potatoes depending on what mood we’re in. Question- do you think this would freeze well if leave the potatoes out?5 stars

  105. Anyone ever try using leftovers in like an egg scramble the next day? Just curious of how it would be.

  106. Such a quick and delicious dinner! The smoked paprika is the key to this. I didn’t have enough potatoes, so I tried a sweet potato with the Yukon Gold potatoes, and it was so good. Served it on riced cauliflower – can’t wait to make it again soon!5 stars

  107. I would suggest regular vs smoked paprika or at least halving the amount. If you want to smoke something, get a smoker.

    1. Hi John! Smoked paprika actually adds more to the dish than just a smoky flavor but you are free to use regular if that is your preference. Enjoy!

  108. Just made this husband really liked it. I did not put it on rice, and I chopped frozen steak fries tossed in toaster oven while hamburger cooked, tossed th m in at end of cooking. Didn’t have dijon, substitute with a bit of ground mustard seed. Will most likely make again with original ingredients. I’m sure as good as it was it’s much better as directed.5 stars

  109. Fantastic and quick, and with items I generally have in my pantry and fridge. I made it per instructions, but I an easily see the versatility of this recipe with what I have on hand. Different bell peppers, carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, beets, whatever. Thanks for a fantastic recipe as is but also very versatile.5 stars

  110. Very good! Went heavier on the seasonings as we like stuff with a little kick. An easy and tasty week night dinner5 stars

  111. This recipe reminded me of a meal that I loved at a Mexican restaurant. It is super easy and perfect for kids. I made it for my family and had leftovers for lunch. I added Greek yogurt and hot sauce! So delicious! I will definitely make it again. Healthy & tasty!5 stars

  112. This was so delicious! The whole family loved it, including the toddlers! I topped it with an over easy egg and it was perfection. Thank you!5 stars

  113. I made this. I added mushrooms & a bit of beef broth along with frozen peas and carrots & left out the peppers & hot sauce. It was Great 👍!
    Thank you for the recipe! 💌5 stars

  114. I was looking for a new ground beef recipe and this one is delicious! My husband had seconds! It’s a one pan meal using ingredients that I had on hand. Thanks, Erin5 stars

  115. The recipe was good but couldn’t believe you called it a healthy dinner… That’s insane. Potatoes and ground beef with cheese on top are anything but healthy. A lot of people believe anything they say online so please be careful with your words4 stars

  116. I was trying to find something to make with things I had on hand (minus the pepper) and got it going along with rice. Part way through I’m wondering to myself, why am I putting a potato based dish on rice and found it worked! I only had regular paprika, which is what I used. I put a spoonful of sour cream and some cheese on it and was surprised at how much I liked it. It’s good on its own or like others, you can mix it ip by adding other things to make it to your liking. I’ll be making it again!5 stars

  117. This was really delicious! We all liked it! I didn’t have a red pepper, so instead I put some frozen peas and carrots into it. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. A very hearty, enjoyable meal! Thanks for a great, quick recipe!5 stars

  118. this was really good! followed recipe except I didn’t have green onions. it was perfect for meal prep and reheated very nicely.5 stars

  119. This recipe is too good to be called “Ground Beef and Potatoes”. I call it Shwomp Spog (an acronym of the ingredients), feel free to use this name, it could catch on :). This is my favorite recipe though I typically replace the potatoes with basmati rice(cooked separately), both ways are good.5 stars

  120. Oh boy this was fabulous! Hubs and I have just been waiting to eat the leftovers for lunch the next day. Soooooo good! I used one extra potato to make it go further and some fresh peppers from the garden + roasted greed chile instead of the bell pepper. Also used extra Worcestershire sauce because why not. This is seriously so simple and so good I had to leave a comment because I often use the comments to decide whether a meal is worth making or substitutes to try.5 stars

  121. My husband LOVED this!!! He generally doesn’t like things overly aromatic, excessively flavorful or with unfamiliar spices (sorry, curry) so that tells me this dish has the perfect balance to keep us both interested. He kept asking what kind of cuisine it was and what it was called. I will definitely be keeping this recipe in my back pocket.5 stars

  122. Thanks so much for this recipe Erin. I added a can of corn with its juice towards the end which added moisture to the whole dish. Can’t wait to try it in all your ideas you gave us for the leftovers.

  123. We have a low FODMAP diet kid at our house, so I modified this a little: left out the onion, garlic, and garlic powder, but sauteed the potatoes in garlic-infused olive oil and added a little extra oregano. I would probably cook the potatoes a little longer than I did before adding the meat. By the time the potatoes were tender, the meat was a little dry, but I’m sure that was just user error and I’ll watch it a little closer next time. My husband said he was “not excited” when he saw it in the pan, but when he tasted it he said it was one of his favorite things! I’ll be making it again for sure.5 stars

  124. Fantastically easy and super yummy!
    I have a baby that only takes 25-30 minute naps and I was able to whip this together in my skillet from start to finish just before she woke up! This one’s a winner for sure.
    A bit of sour cream on top makes it perfect.5 stars

    1. I’m sorry to hear this wasn’t to your taste, Abby. Did you use kosher salt? If you use any other salt it could likely taste salty.

  125. Simple, easy on the wallet, and delicious. The family loved it! I’m going to sub out the ground beef for a breakfast sausage and top it with an egg for a breakfast hash next time.5 stars

  126. I made this exactly how the recipe was written. Its just ok. Starting out, so much of it stuck to my non-stick ceramic dutch oven that there was literally a layer of burnt stuff on the pan by the time I was done. It also tasted a little dry. Like it needed some kind of broth or something to round it out. It’s a good thing I had sour cream because it sure needed it.
    I’m not sure what I did wrong since I followed it exactly. I was expecting to really enjoy this after reading all the reviews. It wasn’t bad by any stretch of the imagaination! But we all agreed I don’t need to make this again.3 stars

    1. I’m sorry to hear you had that result Karin. This is a fairly simple recipe to make and it is normally a hit. Maybe we can try to troubleshoot it? If there was a layer of burnt stuff at the bottom that sounds to me like the heat was a little to high and it needed to be stirred a little more often. The seasonings can definitely be adjusted based on your taste. I’ve not experienced it being dry, even using a leaner type of beef it normally has just enough fat on it. Hope this helps!

  127. Just finished eating it with my son and it was so easy to make and so incredibly delicious.
    I had ground beef and was wondering what to do with it and was tired of making golumkis, I can’t make meatloaf to save my life so now this is my go-to.4 stars