Recipe by Catte Nappe
An easy casserole using things already on hand that generated "Wow! This is s-o-o-o good!" responses. My first reaction - keep it a "secret family recipe" Second reaction -Naah. The 'zaar has shared too many great recipes with me, so it's only decent I share back. Easy substitutions of ground chicken or turkey with chicken or turkey boullion. Experienced cooks will throw in bell peppers, olives or things I haven't heard of. Prepare as presented, or have your own fun.
Top Review by Wildflour
This was so much fun to make!! Very pretty and tasted very good, too!! I doubled the whole recipe except for the oil, used 1 tsp. minced garlic, one 8oz. pkg. sliced fresh mushrooms, and then added one can (drained) green beans. It didn't want to thicken quite enough, so I mixed another Tbl. cornstarch with another Tbl. cold water, and then it did just fine. I baked this in my deep cast iron skillet and it was perfectly done in the time specified. The "biscuits" on top were heavenly!! :) Perfectly done, and not soggy! :) Next time I make this, I might add just a little worcestershire sauce for extra flavor, but it was still very good just as is! Thanks for a wonderful and fun recipe to make!! Made for the Spring PAC 2009 game. :)
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1⁄3 cup diced celery
- 1⁄2 cup diced onion
- 1⁄2 lb lean ground beef
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon garlic (or 1 clove, minced)
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 cup beef bouillon
- 1 cup flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 3 ounces grated cheddar cheese
Directions See How It's Made
- Oven setting 400°F.
- Spray 2 Qt casserole with oil.
- In a large skillet, saute celery and onions in oil until just softening. Add ground meat and stir/crumble until mostly browned. Add mushrooms and stir until soft. Season with salt, pepper, garlic.
- Put corn starch in a measuring cup, and add bouillion. Stir into mixture in skillet and continue stirring until thickened. Pour into 2 quart casserole.
- Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Measure 1/2 cup milk and add 3 Tbsp oil. Pour into flour mixture and blend. Place four "dollops" of topping on the meat/veggies in the casserole.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle grated cheese over all.
- Return to oven and bake another 15 minutes (or until biscuit topping is browed and cheese has formed a melting glaze).