2 large baking potatoes, peeled and diced
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
½ cup 1% or nonfat milk
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 pound lean ground beef (15% fat)
1 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
3 Tablespoons flour
4 cups frozen mixed vegetables
1 cup low-sodium broth (any type)
- Wash hands with soap and water.
- Put diced potatoes in saucepan; add enough water to barely cover. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes or until soft.
- Drain potatoes and mash. Stir in milk, cheese, salt and pepper. Set mixture aside.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Brown meat in a large skillet. Add onion powder, if desired. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring all the time.
- Add vegetables and broth. Stir until bubbly, about 5 minutes.
- Spoon vegetable mixture into an 8x8-inch square baking dish. Spread potato mixture over the top.
- Bake until hot and bubbly, about 25 minutes.
- Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
- For extra flavor, add diced onion and garlic to meat when browning.
- Try any mix of frozen, cooked or canned and drained vegetables you have on hand.
- Try other seasonings such as garlic powder, thyme, oregano or cilantro.
- Broth can be homemade, canned or made using bouillon. For each cup of broth use 1 cup very hot water and 1 teaspoon or 1 cube bouillon.
Thick and filling main dish. I'm thinking a little garlic powder and chopped onion could go a long way. Definitely am going to give this recipe another try!
All my kids liked this dish which is a small miracle. I added diced onion when I browned the meat.
This is a simple and tasty basic recipe that lends itself to what you have on hand and the seasoning you like. I used frozen cauliflower, red bell pepper, corn and chopped kale. I put onions in with the beef as suggested by a previous comment. I added garlic and some red pepper flakes. I also had a sweet potato so mashed it along with yellow potatoes. Yum! We will make this again. I imagine it will be great when the vegetables are garden fresh, too.