Prep 1 hr
Cook 2 hrs
This is a comfort dish. Can be made ahead & place in the frig. I make this, if I require any minor surgery as this dish is easy on the stomach. This is low salt as my diet requires. It is best when Beef broth is replaced with a can of consume beef broth undiluted. To much salt for me.
- 6 medium potatoes, peeled, quartered
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 2⁄3 teaspoons garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 cup homemade beef broth
- 2 medium carrots, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon ketchup
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- black pepper, to taste
- For topping.
- place potatoes in large saucepan, bring to a boil then simmer partially covered 20 minutes till soft to fork.
- Drain well.
- Add milk, mash till fluffy.
- Keep warm.
- For filling.
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat add onions to softed.
- Add carrots& garlic saute 2 minute.
- Add beef& thyme brown till no longer pink.
- Add broth& simmer 1 hours.
- Add cornstarch mixed ith cold water add to meat filling& cook 5 minute.
- till thickened.
- Place meat mixture in buttered ovenproof casserol dish.
- Spread potatoes on top.
- Score topping.
- Bake in preheated 350F oven 30 to 40 minutes& filling is hot.
The combination just didn't work for our tastes. I enjoy all the ingredients but the recipe came out as what I would term 3 stars for our personal taste.
My wife and I enjoyed the recipe and I found I was able to cook 'on the fly' so to speak; cooking and reading the recipe as I went. I'm not very adept at cooking so I would say that makes this very simple. Two items... first, I couldn't figure out where the ketchup, dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce were supposed to go and when. Second, I ended up adding more than double the cornstarch than was called for and it still didn't seem that thick. I was hungry, so I added corn from the can and some frozen peas, finishing off w/ just a little sherry for taste. Finally, my wife and I will add something (cheese, chives, who knows?) to the potatoes to spruce them up a bit. That said, thanks Kitty for your recipe; it was raining and cold and that just popped into my head and sounded good so I looked for your recipe... True to your word it was easy and easy on the stomach. We will be making this again and I will check back in. Best, EMS Shane