Southern Beef Gravy Casserole

Southern Beef Gravy Casserole

This one sounds just a bit weird. I get it. I mean really, Pintos in a beef gravy? Trust me, though, this is a good one. Easy and tasty.
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Course: Baking
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Casserole
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 ½ lb Ground Beef
  • 6 Medium Sized Russet Potatoes peeled and sliced into ⅛ inch slices
  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp General Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup with Roasted Garlic
  • 1 can Pinto Beans
  • 1 lb Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • t tsp Bacon Fat
  • 1 ½ tbsp Your Favorite Steak Rub
  • Kosher Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter


  • Preheat oven to 375 F
  • Add potatoes and a little salt to a pot of water and bring to a boil. The potatoes are done when the center is still a little tough (al dente). Drain and set aside.
    Sliced Potatoes
  • While the potatoes are cooking, split the ground beef into 3 equal pieces and create thick patties. Sear the patties on both sides.
    Seared Ground Beef Patties
  • Break the patties up into bite size chunks and continue to brown until done.
    Browned Ground Beef Chunks
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside
    Browned Ground Beef Set Aside
  • Add the butter to the pan and melt, then add the onions and saute over medium heat until they are just getting translucent.
    Sauteed Onions
  • Add the garlic and continue to saute until the garlic is fragrant (about a minute).
    Sauteed Onions and Garlic
  • Add the ground beef back into the pan.
    Browned Ground Beef With Onions and Garlic and Flour
  • Add the flour. Stir the mixture while continuing to cook for 3 to 5 more minutes (until you can't smell the flour).
    Southern Beef Gravy
  • Add the milk and steak rub and stir until well incorporated, then add the soup, pintos, and bacon fat. Bring to a boil while stirring, then reduce heat and cook until thick and gravy like.
    Southern Beef Gravy with Pintos and Soup
  • Prep a 9×13 baking dish with butter, then build your casserole layers. First, create a layer with half the potato slices.
    Southern Beef Gravy Casserole first layer
  • Create the second layer with half the gravy.
    Southern Beef Gravy Casserole second layer
  • Create tbe third layer with half the cheese.
    Southern Beef Gravy Casserole first set of layers
  • Do it all over again with the remaining potatoes, remaining gravy, and remaining cheese.
    Southern Beef Gravy Casserole before baking
  • Place the casserole in the oven and cook (at 375 F) for 30 minutes. The cheese should be melted and bubbly when you pull it out.
    Southern Beef Gravy Casserole after baking
  • Let rest for 15 minutes before serving. You can add some slices scallions when you serve if you like.
    Southern Beef Gravy Casserole