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Layered Potato Beef Casserole Recipe

Layered Potato Beef Casserole Recipe

Beef stew gives a repeat performance that’ll earn rave reviews. A little bit of hands-on time, and you’ll have 50 minutes to relax before dinner. —Margie Williams, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups leftover beef stew
  • 4 medium Yukon potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 8 crackers)
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  • 1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan. Stir in the flour, rosemary, pepper and salt until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until melted.
  • 2. Spoon 2 cups stew into a greased 2-1/2 qt. baking dish. Layer with half of the potatoes and sauce mixture. Layer with remaining stew, potatoes and sauce.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 400° for 45-50 minutes or until potatoes are tender. In a microwave, melt the remaining butter. Stir in the crackers, parsley and garlic powder. Sprinkle over casserole. Bake, uncovered, 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly and topping is golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.