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Potato Cheese Casserole Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Barbara Berrocal

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
5 large russet potatoes, peeled and sliced about 1/4-1/2 inch thick
2 -3 tablespoons chopped onions
1 garlic
1 lb ground beef (really lean is preferable)
salt and pepper

2 cups milk (I use skim)
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t mace
8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Directions:
Directions:
I use a 2 1/2 quart covered casserole dish for this. This will stick unless you have a great non-stick baking dish - I never grease the pan though because of all the fat that's already in this.

Preheat oven to 350.

Brown hamburger and onion and garlic.
Place a layer of sliced potatoes in casserole dish, top with half of hamburger/onion mixture. Pepper and cinnamon


Make Cheese sauce:.

Melt 3 T butter in saucepan over med-high heat.

Add 3 T flour, and the salt and pepper.
Stir quickly to blend.

Add 2 cups milk; stir with whisk to incorporate butter/flour mixture.

Reduce heat, stir till thickened and bubbly.

Remove from heat and add shredded cheddar. Stir until cheese melts.

Pour cheese sauce over hamburger and potatoes in baking dish. Push potatoes around to let cheese sauce into all of the crevices so it's well coated.

Cover and place in oven. Bake for about 1 1/2 hours, till potatoes are tender and top is browned. I like to take off the lid for the last 20 minutes or so to brown the top a bit.
Even with the leanest ground beef, this can get little pools of grease on top - I just spoon these off. It doesn't mean the whole thing is greasy - just cheesy.

 

 

 

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