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beef and mashed potato casserole
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Ground Beef Casserole With Mashed Potato Topping

This flavorful casserole is made with ground beef, bacon, a mashed potato topping, and Cheddar cheese. This is a delicious everyday ground beef casserole, a great meal served with a tossed salad or sliced fresh tomatoes and cucumbers.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 2 strips bacon, diced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 carrot, finely cohpped
  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cups hot mashed potatoes
  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • ground paprika



Instructions:

Grease a 2-quart baking dish.

Heat oven to 350°.

Cook bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels and set aside.

Cook the beef in the bacon drippings until browned, stirring to break up. Stir in flour, blending well. Stir in the onion, mushrooms, carrot, and celery, along with the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in thyme and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 15 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Stir in the reserved bacon and transfer to the prepared baking dish.

Combine the hot mashed potatoes with 1/2 cup of cheese and spread over the beef mixture. Top with the remaining cheese and sprinkle with a little paprika. Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes, or until hot. Broil for a few minutes to brown the potatoes.

Serves 4

Calories per serving: 556



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