One of my favorite meals to make is what I CALL
Apparently it is NOT that at all (according to EVERY recipe site out there), it is supposedly more like a Cottage Pie. One has gravy and maybe even tomatoes, one does not. Seems everyone has a different idea of what exactly it is.
Mine is quite simply seasoned browned ground beef, mashed potatoes, and corn – give or take a few things depending on what is on hand at the time.
Call it what you will it’s yummy, it’s easy, and it’s the first casserole style dinner I ever saw my husband eat (and he fought me for the last piece).
Potatoes Ground Beef
Onions (or Lipton Secrets) Corn
Butter, Salt, Pepper, Pie Crust is optional
1. Brown ground beef with onion or recipe secrets, drain and set aside
2. Fix mashed potatoes
3. Pie crust is optional
4. Lay pie crust in casserole dish, layer beef, then potatoes, then corn, a couple pats of butter and top crust.
5. Bake at 350 degrees until crust is done (or until butter melted if no crust)
I recommend using more than just one pound of ground beef. My dish is pretty big and we’re pretty hungry so I usually will make two pounds, along with a big pot of mashed potatoes. Any extras can always be saved for later or used in the next nights meal. (Potato pancakes ROCK!)
I’ve only made it with a pie crust twice, and it was Pillsbury from the refrigerated section.
Do you have a favorite casserole dish that isn’t quite what the normal recipe states? I’d love it if you’d share! I’m terrible at actually following a recipe.