Mashed Potato Beef Casserole Recipe
- 2 bacon strips, diced
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1-3/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1 large carrot, finely chopped
- 1 celery rib, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3 cups hot mashed potatoes
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- 1. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings. Set bacon aside. Cook beef in drippings over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
- 2. Toss mushrooms, onion, carrot and celery in flour; add to skillet with the broth, Worcestershire sauce, tarragon and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
- 3. Add bacon; transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Combine potatoes and 1/2 cup of cheese; spread over beef mixture. Sprinkle with paprika and remaining cheese.
- 4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 5 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 4-6 servings.
1 serving (1 cup) equals 381 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 625 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 23 g protein.
Reviews for Mashed Potato Beef Casserole
"I have made this a few times. Once I used beef soup meat instead of the ground beef. It's a very good recipe. Of course you can make any changes."
"Absolutely LOVED this dish. Great tasting and inexpensive. I've made it twice - the second time I made it "topless" without the mashed potatoes - still loved it.... making it this way made it very Weight Watchers point-friendly!!! Printed & Saved - definitely making this in the future... often!"
"I have made this dish many times now, and it has become a favorite of mine. Very close to one of my Cottage Pie recipes, but a lot more liquid in it. I add a touch more flour so it is till juicy, but not the consistency of my Cottage Pie. I do change ingredients a bit when I am craving a different flavor, but one constant change is the addition of at least a tbsp of crushed or minced garlic. Most often I also add a good glob of any bbq sauce, and often a squirt of liquid smoke. Another trick you might like is at the end to give the recipe a quick 5 min or so under the broiler before, after or both of adding the cheese. The little crunch of the top is a nice feature."
"Made this last night. I did not use the bacon; I saw no need for it. I used Simply Potatoes for my mashed potatoes and it came out wonderful. I did not use as much cheese and it still tasted good."
"we didn't hate it but I wouldn't make this again without substantial changes, very bland"
"A bit watery in the beef after it bakes but maybe I did something wrong. It's still a yummy recipe."
"I liked it at first, by the time I was done I loved it."
"My family loved this recipe!"
"My family loved this!"
"Def a fav dish and will be a regular on our menu!! SO GOOD"
"My husband surprised me and got seconds, but I was not that impressed. For one thing the directions were confusing. It says to toss the vegetables with the flour then "add to skillet with the broth, Worchestershire sauce, tarragon and pepper." It wasn't clear where the ground beef should be at this time. It should've said "add to ground beef with the broth..." That may have been why it didn't taste that great to me. I didn't simmer the ground beef with the vegetables. It just wasn't worth the time to make. I'll stick to plain old shpherd's pie."
"If I"m being honest, I was not impressed with this recipe. I used a little extra ground meat, and even with that, the whole onion took over the flavor of the meal. I am sharing the leftovers with my dogs. Won't make again."
"I have a recipe similar to this one that I make a lot and we love it. I have not tried this yet I have a question do the carrots get done. I like them soft how long do you simmer them. My recipe calls for frozen I have never used fresh."
"My husband says this is a keeper."
"Awesome for chilly evenings."
"this is a family favorite!"
"My kids love this."
"That`s very tasty! I did some changes. I didn`t use mushrooms and I use the juice from simmering to make mashed potatoes ( there was a lot of juice in it). I added whole garlic cloves when I cooked mashed potatoes, you can easly remove them when you will finish to boil your potatoes. Garlic will give you extra flavor."
"Made this many times. The bacon gives it that extra flava pop!"
"This is one of the best recipes ever. It's a sort of Cottage Pie and it is easy to make and delicious. Highly recommended!!!"
"It is a little time consuming but not too difficult and the family loves it."
"Simply delicious! Easy to make and very satisfying. The cheese gives this an edge over tradtional Shepherd's Pie recipes."
"This is one of the dishes I go to when I need some comfort food. It is wonderful and I am making it again tonight. I have made it numerous times over the years."
"Such a cozy comfort food. The tarragon really adds flavor. Love this."
"This was a winner in my family! My 4 year old son couldn't wait to go back for seconds. WOW!! I didn't have any mushrooms or celery on hand and the meal turned out fantastic. This is a keeper. Thanks :)"
"I made this again today an strangely it didn't take but about 15 min. to put together. I guess becasue I already had some leftover mashed taters from the other nite. Yeah, that must be it. Anyways, it's gonna be amazing...again!"
"This was very good; my husband loved the bacon flavor it had from cooking the beef in the bacon drippings. I made it one time without the bacon to save time and he didn't care for it as much. I took it to a church gathering once and they loved it! It is time consuming but worth it. Definitely will continue making it!"
"This was really good but seemed like it took forever to make. Too many steps. Still...I'll make it again. Everyone loved it."