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1 pound ground beef
1/3 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
8 ounces frozen mixed vegetables (such as carrots, peas, and corn), thawed
1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded Cheddar (optional)
1 16-ounce package refrigerated or frozen and thawed mashed potatoes
How to Make It
Heat oven to 400° F.
Place the beef in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until no trace of pink remains, about 5 minutes. Spoon off and discard any fat. Stir in the ketchup and Worcestershire. Add the vegetables and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Spoon the beef mixture into a baking dish.
Mix the cheese (if using) with the potatoes in a medium bowl. Spread the potatoes over the beef and bake until heated through, 10 minutes. Divide among individual plates.
I changed up this recipe by mixing in chopped green peppers, chopped onions and minced garlic while cooking the beef. I chose to omit the ketchup and used 1/2 can of tomato sauce instead. The kids loved it!
Sorta bland. Added some chopped fresh garlic to the hamburger while it was sauteeing. Also, made fresh mashed potatoes with garlic and sour cream. Still, needed more seasonings. If we make it again, will have to think on it.
Easy, quick, tasty and filling. My family loves it. I use either home made mashed potatoes or the ore ida mashed potatoes found in the freezer section, these are like fresh. One other variation that I use is instead of ketchup, I use a can of cream of mushroom soup and layer all of the ingredients ending with the mashed potatoes and cheese. We love to have a salad or brocolli with the dish. We make this a lot especially in the cooler months.
I used 1 lb. stew meat, carefully trimmed instead of ground meat, and it cut down on the fat content. I also made my own mashed potatoes, as store bought can't compare, I just lighten them up with chicken broth and then use minimal amounts of butter and half and half to thicken--but I omitted the cheese called for in the recipe. I also seared the stew meat using only cooking spray but they were coated with s&p, minced garlic and herb mix. I then deglazed the pan with beef broth and port to richen the sauce and used much less ketchup for a more sopphisticated taste. It was great with modifications!
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