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Poor Man's Meal drizzled with ketchup on a dark brown plate and fork on the side
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4.91 from 88 votes

Poor Man's Meal

A hearty midwestern skillet full of flavorful ground beef, corn, and potatoes
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Star @ the skinny-ish dish


  • 1 lb lean ground beef, raw 93% lean/ 7% Fat
  • 7 cups frozen hash brown potatoes I use Ore Ida
  • 1 ½ cups corn fresh or canned
  • 1 ½ tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2-3 tsp Lawry's Seasoned Salt or your favorite all purple seasoning blend works
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Cooking Spray


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat brown the ground beef. Generously season the beef with salt and pepper while the meat is cooking. When cooked thoroughly remove from heat and set aside in a separate dish. In the same skillet, add vegetable oil and hash brown potatoes. (I also spray a bit of cooking spray on top of the potatoes) Cook on medium high-heat until the potatoes are lightly crispy and cooked through- about 10 minutes. Sprinkle season salt and pepper onto the potatoes and add corn. Cook for a couple minutes until corn is warm. Add ground beef back into skillet and mix thoroughly. Salt & Pepper to taste. Top with some cheddar, optional. Enjoy!



Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups 

WW Green Plan: 6 Points | WW Blue Plan: 4 Points | WW Purple Plan: 3 Points | 285 Calories 8g of fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 36g of carbohydrates, 4g of fiber, 3g of sugar, 20g of protein