I made this for my husband for dinner tonight and he really enjoyed it. I added some garlic powder and cajun spice to the meat and, as did scimietta99, I layered the casserole differently: meat, great beans, potatoes and then cheese. DH already requested that I make this again. A keeper for sure for those busy weeknights.
Yes, we give it the 'thumbs up' - only alterion I made was to put the layers in a different order. First I did the beans, then the beef and put the potatoes on top with the cheese sprinkled over! This meant the cheese was bubbly and golden brown instead of just melted inside! The combination of ingredients were really nice - also economical and simple to make. (which is always a bonus). Thanks - this is another kid friendly recipe that will stay in my keeper file. x
This recipe has a lot of potential, but didn't wow us as written. It was pretty bland, though I did add garlic and black pepper. We've been talking about ways to adapt to our tastes -- I will try this again, with fajita or chili seasoning on the ground beef, bell peppers added, possibly add some diced bacon, and use mexicorn instead of or mixed with the green beans. We like lots of flavor!
Oddly enough, something similiar has been on the menu fairly often in my home too. My youngest will only eat corn (cuz it's not green, I suspect); therefore, I add a can of drained corn and take her portion out before I add the greenbeans. I also leave out the onions in her portion.
Oh my gosh !!!!! Sweetpea what a scrumtious meal. This is going into my "keepers" recipe box. This is one to SHARE !!
I can not believe how good this was!! My daughter said we "are going to have this often". This recipe got my attention because of the ingredients, easy and normally on hand. I have never made Shepherds pie, it just never appealed to me, so I can not compare this recipe to it, nor would I try. I did not have shredded cheddar (it disappears pretty quick around my house) so I used thin Velvetta slices instead and they created a very creamy layer. I also thought it would take a lot of time in the prep, however, you are boiling the potatoes while browning the meat and onions, and heating the green beans while mashing the potatoes. I give it a 5 Star for great comfort food, taste and ease of prep. Thanks for sharing your 5 Star family recipe.