Cha-ching! You’re about to hit the dinnertime jackpot. And guess what?! You don’t have to be a big spender to enjoy something so richly delicious as this Dollar Dinner. You’ll be rolling in savory flavors of juicy ground beef, crispy hash brown, and melty cheese for a direct deposit of pure yum. You might even get really lucky and already have all the assets needed to make this in your kitchen, so it’s basically a free meal! No matter the value it costs to make your Dollar Dinner, we know it’s worth it, because the satisfaction it brings is priceless!

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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 30 ounces frozen shredded hash browns
  • 1 (10-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • green onions, to taste, sliced, for garnish
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Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Step 3 –In a large skillet over medium heat, add the ground beef, the onion, and the garlic and cook, while crumbling the meat, until the beef is no longer pink. Drain the excess grease.

Step 4 –Mix the shredded hash browns, the cream of mushroom soup, the milk, the smoked paprika, and 1/2 of the shredded cheese into the beef mixture.

Step 5 –Pour the beef mixture into the prepared baking dish and top with the remaining cheese.

Step 6 –Bake the dinner until it is completely warmed through and the cheese is melted, about 30-40 minutes.

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Step 7 –Season the dinner with the salt and the pepper.

Step 8 –Serve the dinner garnished with the green onions.