Hachis Parmentier (Mashed Potato Casserole)

"The French like their casseroles just like we do. Easy & good."
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  • In a large frying pan, cook the onions & garlic in the butter & olive oil on medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, ground beef, herbs, salt & pepper. Cook until the meat is browned thoroughly. Turn off heat & add egg yolk & Parmesan cheese, stirring to mix completely.
  • Spread the meat in the bottom of a lightly oiled oven proof dish (a 9x13 would be perfect). Spread the potatoes on top of the meat mixture. And finish by sprinkling the grated cheese on top.
  • Bake in 400 deg oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until the cheese is melted & the potatoes lightly browned.

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  1. Even though we aren't normally casserole eaters, we really enjoyed this flavorful & super easy dinner. I didn't have fresh tomatoes (I'd made a team salsa today & used them up) so I subbed a can of diced roasted garlic & onion flavored tomatoes & I left off the cheese on top as DH & DD can't eat it it (the parmesan amount was fine though). I didn't like the idea of all the grease so I browned the meat in one pan, drained it then added it to the onion, garlic, butter & oil that had been sauteeing. Thanks for a nice, quick weeknight recipe, Jackie! Made for ZWT 5 - Ali Baba's Babes. :)
  2. AWESOME casserole! I only used one onion, but added 2 stalks of celery (great addition, I might add). I then cooked those up and added the beef, pouring off the fat when done. Then added the tomatoes and herbs (WAY more than 1 T). I added some champignons (mushrooms) which were a great addition. I then topped it off with leftover roasted garlic mashed potatoes. I topped mine off with some fresh chives. Great stuff!!! My only complaint is that the bottom of the casserole was very watery, so I just used a slotted spoon to serve. Made for a teammate for ZWT5.
  3. This is delicious. (It's almost like a Pate Chinois, a meal we do in Quebec, with ground beef, corn and mashed potatoes, but it's not my favorite). I really like this recipe. I browned the beef and onion in a non stick skillet, without oil and butter. Then I added the tomatoes and herbs. On top, I used low-fat swiss cheese but not a lot. For the mashed potatoes, I used recipe#373001 Thanks Jackie :) Made for the Saucy Senoritas of ZWT5


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