The main dish from our St Patty’s Day feast, this easy casserole which was a hit with the fam and disappeared quickly. The recipe comes from “Simply Recipes” and she did make it pretty easy.
1 1/2 – 2 pounds potatoes (about 3 large), peeled and quartered
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter (I used olive oil instead)
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 – 2 cups vegetables, diced carrots, corn, peas (I used 1 large sliced carrot, 3 – 4 stalks sliced celery, 1 can drained corn and 1 can drained green beans)
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup beef broth
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
salt, pepper, other seasonings of your choice
shredded cheddar cheese, if desired
1 Boil potatoes. Preheat oven to 400.
2 Melt 4 tablespoons butter (or olive oil) in large saucepan over medium heat. Cook onions (and carrots and celery and I added a couple of pressed cloves of garlic too) until onions are translucent.
3 Add ground beef to pan and cook until no longer pink. Add in can of corn and can of green beans then add beef broth and Worcestershire. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes.
4 Make mashed potatoes as desired when potatoes are done. (Bob is the mashed potato maker at our house.)
5 Spread meat and veggie mixture in bottom of a 9 x 13″ pan. Spread mashed potatoes over the top like frosting! Top with cheddar cheese if desired.
6 Bake 30 minutes, until top is browned and bubbling.