If you were to ask several people what a classic lunch is, they would probably mention that a hamburger with French fries on the side is near the top of their list. It seems to be a classic meal and it is one that we can either buy at a fast food restaurant or make at home. In either case, there is nothing quite as delicious as enjoying a hamburger when it is made in the right way.
If you’re somebody that enjoys hamburgers and fries, this casserole dish is certainly something you should try. Not only is it fantastically easy to make, it is also quite delicious and is sure to be a regular on your lunch and dinner table. Try making this for your family and just watch how quickly it disappears once they dig in.
1 pound ground beef
Salt and pepper, to taste
Half an onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup dill pickle, chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup half and half cream
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
Half a bag frozen french fries
Optional toppings for serving:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 2 quart baking dish with nonstick spray.
In a pan, cook ground beef with onion and garlic until browned, adding salt and pepper to taste. Drain ground beef mixture, then mix in pickles.
Spread beef mixture evenly into prepared baking dish.
In a bowl or large measuring cup, mix together eggs, mayonnaise, and cream, then pour over ground beef mixture. Evenly sprinkle 1 cup of cheese on top.
Arrange frozen fries evenly in single layer on top of cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
Bake 35 minutes or until fries are cooked through and crispy (option broiling for a few minutes if you like your french fries extra crispy – watch carefully so it does not burn!).
Remove dish from the oven and top evenly with remaining cup of cheese. Place back in the oven until cheese is melted, then let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve with desired toppings.