Ground Beef and Potato Casserole

READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Preheat oven 375 degrees.
  • Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and brown ground beef.
  • Drain ground beef, if necessary.
  • Add onions and celery to same skillet and cook until soft, adding rest of spice ingredients through pepper flakes. Stir well. But in a bowl and set to the side.
  • In same skillet, melt butter (or use 1 tablespoon of leftover grease from browning ground beef). Add flour to butter, stirring for one minute over medium-high heat.
  • Gradually add milk and cook till bubbly and thickened.
  • Add cheese, nutmeg, salt, pepper, and chili powder continue to stir until melted.
  • Spoon 1/4 cup of the ground beef mixture and spread evenly on bottom of a baking dish.
  • Add 1 layer of potatoes.
  • Alternate ground beef mixture, then potatoes until completely used.
  • Pour cheese sauce over ground beef and potato mixture.
  • Top with a pinch of paprika and grated cheese.
  • Bake for 1 hour, or until potatoes and beef are bubbly and done.