Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
Not traditional by any stretch. If you want to make this even quicker, use store-bought mashed potatoes from the refrigerated section of your local grocery store instead of mashing your own. If you've never made mashed potatoes, give Mashed Potatoes a try.
- 5 potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 (4 1/2 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
- 1 (15 ounce) can mixed vegetables, drained (Veg-All works well)
- 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
- salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons butter
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add peeled and quartered potatoes and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and make mashed potatoes in your favorite fashion, then set aside.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground beef until brown. Drain. Stir in mushrooms, mixed vegetables, mushroom soup, celery soup, salt and pepper and heat through. Pour into prepared baking dish.
- Cover the beef mixture with the mashed potatoes. Dot the top with butter.
- Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes, until potatoes are golden, and mixture is hot and bubbly.
I admit I was unsure about all the cream soup, as I usually avoid them, except for a recipe of my grandmother's. I used two cans of cream of onion instead of the mushroom and celery. Because I was removing the celery and mushroom flavors I added about a 1/2 teaspoon each of oregano, basil and thyme. I used your Mashed Potatoes for the mashed potato topping. I was only cooking for a couple toddlers and myself, so I chose to make one deep dish pie to freeze for a family dinner sometime, and divided the rest between four 6-oz ramekins for today's lunch. I was very pleasantly surprised at how yummy this was! It is a very easy recipe to whip up and it tastes fabulous. After the 30 minute bake time (which was the same for both pie and ramekins), I turned on the broiler and gave them 2-5 minutes to brown the tops before removing from the oven. The two ramekins that broiled for 5 minutes began to burn, and even though that didn't look as pleasing, they didn't taste burnt. It turned out that I really enjoyed the crunchy texture in contrast to the soft parts of the potatoes. Thanks for sharing this recipe, BlueDoxie! Made & enjoyed for the Spring 2012 Pick-A-Chef event.