Dinner in a Dish Recipe
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Dinner in a Dish Recipe

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I haven't found anyone yet who can resist this saucy beef casserole topped with mashed potatoes. The peas and tomatoes add color and make a helping or two a complete meal. —Betty Sitzman, Wary, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cups frozen peas
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 2 teaspoons dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups hot mashed potatoes (prepared with milk and butter)
  • 2 eggs

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 302 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 941mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 19g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef and onion over medium heat until the beef is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the next nine ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook an stir for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour into an ungreased shallow 3-qt. baking dish. Combine potatoes and eggs. Drop by 1/2 cupfuls onto beef mixture.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly and potatoes are lightly browned. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Dinner in a Dish in Taste of Home October/November 1997, p33

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coxreg User ID: 4171955 23640
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"Absolutely delicious! I've made this over and over again, and there is never any left. Don't change a thing!"

Ratlova30 User ID: 5832130 20793
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"It was okay. Not a bad tasting dish, but there was too much meat and too much tomatoes for my taste."

mrs_h User ID: 3544768 23637
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2008

"This is delicious. I like to make dirty mashed potatoes for on top (using cooked, not peeled red skin potatoes and preparing them with milk and butter)"

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