Today I'm sharing one of Dave's favorite recipes EVER. He's a TOTAL meat and potatoes kind of guy and this is all of his favorite things in one.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 1/2 cups corn
- 2 cloves garlic
- 8 oz beef broth
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 pounds potatoes
- milk, butter, salt and pepper for mashed potatoes
Step 1 - Chop up your carrots, celery and onion until you have 1 cup of each
Step 2 - Brown and drain the beef.
Add onion, celery, carrots, garlic and salt.
Lower and cook 10 minutes.
Step 3 - Meanwhile, chop up 2 pounds of potatoes and throw them in a pot of boiling water. Cook for about 10 minutes or until they're "mashable" with a fork.
Step 4 - Cook one bag of frozen corn in the microwave.
Step 5 - After 10 minutes, add the 8 oz beef broth to the ground beef mixture and bring it to a boil.
Step 6 - Melt 2 tbsp butter and combine it with 2 tbsp flour. Mix the two together until it's smooth and then add enough to the beef mixture to make a thick gravy to bind the filling. (I usually just add it all in)
Step 7 - Pour the mixture into a baking dish, top with corn and let cool.
Step 8 - While everything is cooling off, drain the potatoes and mash them. I feel like everyone has their own way of making mashed potatoes, but in case you don't have a way here's how I do mine.
I put the HOT, cooked potatoes into the bowl of my stand mixer. I throw in a few tablespoons of butter or margarine, a few splashes of milk (we use skim), some salt and pepper and then I whip them on high.
I'll add more butter/milk until they're really fluffy and yum.
Step 9 - Top the beef and corn mixture with the hot mashed potatoes and then brush the top with a little more melted butter.
Step 10 - Bake the whole thing (uncovered) at 325 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes or until the potato peaks start to turn all golden brown.
If you (or someone in your house) is a meat and potatoes kind of person this is the recipe for you! Let me know if you try it and tell me what you think!
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