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Mashed Potato Beef Casserole Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Carol Bradshaw
Added: Thursday, February 22, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 bacon strips, diced
1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, finely chopped
1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 large carrot, finely chopped
1 celery rib finely chopped
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup beef broth
1 tbsp dried tarragon
1/4 tsp pepper
3 cups hot mashed potatoes
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Directions:
Directions:
In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings. Set bacon aside. Cook beef in drippings over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Toss onion, mushrooms, carrot and celery in flour; add to skillet with the broth, Worcestershire sauce, terragon and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Add bacon; transfer to a greased 2-qt baking dish. Combine potatoes and 1/2 cup of cheese; spread over beef mixture. Sprinkle with paprika and remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 5 minutes or until bubbly.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-6
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We had our fair share of money saving casseroles and this was a good one.

 

 

 

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