Ground Beef and Shredded Potato Casserole

Total Time
35mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

When the family wants meat and potatoes, this flexible recipe will come to mind. Almost any quick-cooking frozen veggie or combination works well in it. From American Heart Association's "Meals in Minutes"

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a shallow 1 1/2 quart baking dish with vegetable oil spray.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together tomato sauce and sugar; set aside.
  3. Using your hands, break apart beef into 1/2" pieces; layer into baking dish, leaving slight space between pieces.
  4. Sprinkle beef with all-purpose seasoning, basil, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  5. Top with garlic, onions, tomato sauce mixture, frozen veggies, and potatoes. Pour water over all. Lightly spray potatoes with vegetable oil spray.
  6. Bake, covered, for 25 minutes, or until beef is no longer pink in center and potatoes are tender.
Most Helpful

4 5

This recipe definitely has potential. I love the shredded potatoes on top instead of mashed and the flavor was good all around. I didn't know what was meant by "sugar syrup" but I commonly put a dash of sugar in my homemade sauce, so I just used a little table sugar. I prefer to drain the fat off the beef instead of cooking it with the rest of the ingredients, so I browned and drained the beef, stirred in everything else and then transferred it to a casserole dish. The top of the potatoes didn't get browned and crispy with the non-stick cooking spray, so for the last 5 minutes I brushed a little melted butter on top and I'll do that again next time. :) Thanks for sharing, Messiejessie! Made & enjoyed for Pick-A-Chef Spring 2011. You've been adopted! :) http://www.food.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=352458&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

4 5

I don't know if I can give this a fair rating because I didn't follow it exactly. I used taco seasoning instead of italian, used fresh chopped up carrots, and I made a few more changes. It was a good base. I didn't add any sugar to my tomato sauce because it wasn't too acidic and didn't need it. Thanks for a good base recipe to add to!