You can’t trash something you haven’t tried! This Garbage Can Dinner is an easy way to share good food that definitely won’t go to waste. Open your mind to a combination of perfectly seasoned ground beef, hash brown potatoes, sweet corn, and cheddar cheese as one of the best hodge-podges of flavors you will ever eat. Don’t throw out the idea of trying this the next time you want old-fashioned food… and fast. Make any day trash day when you set out this Garbage Can Dinner!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 7 cups frozen hash brown potatoes
  • cooking spray, to taste
  • 3 teaspoons all-purpose seasoning blend, such as Lawry’s® Seasoned Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups canned corn, drained
  • cheddar cheese, to taste, shredded
  • ketchup, to taste, for serving

Directions

Step 1 –In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the beef, the salt, and the black pepper and cook, while crumbling, until it is no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes.

Step 2 –Drain the excess grease and pour the beef into a large bowl. Set it aside.

Step 3 –In the same skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and the hash brown potatoes and spray the tops of the potatoes with the cooking spray. Cook until they are lightly crispy and cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Step 4 –Add the seasoning blend, the black pepper, and the corn to the hash brown potatoes and cook, stirring frequently, until the corn is warmed through, about 2-4 minutes.

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Step 5 –Add the cooked beef, the salt, and the black pepper to the hash brown potato mixture and cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture is heated through.

Step 6 –Evenly sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the beef dinner.

Step 7 –Serve the beef dinner drizzled with the ketchup.