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Beef and Mushrooms with Smashed Potatoes


  • 1-1/2 pounds red potatoes (about 6 medium), cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup french-fried onions


  • 1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, until tender, 10-15 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook and crumble beef with mushrooms and onion over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes; drain. Stir in flour, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt until blended. Gradually stir in broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3. Drain potatoes; return to pan. Mash potatoes to desired consistency, adding butter, cream and the remaining salt and pepper. Spoon into bowls; top with beef mixture. Sprinkle with fried onions.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 517 calories, 26g fat (12g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 896mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 28g protein.


Average Rating: 4.111111
  • Callie
    Feb 29, 2020
    So delicious!! Probably one of my families favorites!
  • ms11145
    Oct 24, 2019
    After reading the recipe, I knew my family would love this; however, I too, thought it sounded too bland for our tastes. I added Worcestershire sauce which helped.
  • geipa
    May 4, 2019
    Did not care for this recipe. I will not make again.
  • Feb 11, 2019
    Fairly quick and certainly easy to make. It makes for a great filling winter meal.
  • ryanswife
    Jan 18, 2019
    My husband and I really loved this recipe. Very tasty and the ingredients are usually what you have in the kitchen already. All I needed to buy was the half and half.
  • sonflower10
    Jan 9, 2019
    Fla schools use lipton soup mix in recipe with broth adds flavor.
  • Don
    Jan 9, 2019
    Been making my version of this for years. Always called it "Hamburger Gravy". It's a fine dish. Bland? I suppose if your taste buds are dead.
  • allison822
    Jan 14, 2018

    Incredibly bland and uninteresting. I tried doctoring it with carrots and green beans, herbs and garlic powder and still it couldn't save this dish. Pass.

  • Joann
    Jan 11, 2018

    My daughter and I liked it a lot! But it seemed to be a little bland? Had to add a lot more spices, is it just me?

  • Dec 31, 1969

    Could you use another choice of meat for this recipe, beef tips, etc???

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