Ground Beef Casserole

Ground beef is layered with vegetables, and topped with creamy whipped mashed potatoes.
Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 20 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 40 mins
Servings: 6
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

You Need


Prepare the mashed potato topping

    • Peel potatoes if desired. I left the peels on.
    • Dice potatoes into quarter size chunks and put in a pot, covered with 1/2 inch of water.
    • Salt water with 2 teaspoons of salt and two smashed garlic cloves.
    • Bring to a boil.
    • Boil until potatoes are tender, or a knife easily pierces through the potatoes.
    • Drain potatoes.
    • Add 1/4 cup plant milk and oil.
    • Using an immersion blender, whip potatoes. Alternatively, you can mash these by hand using a potato masher. 
    • Add salt and pepper to taste.
    • Set aside while you prepare the casserole filling.

Prepare the ground beef filling

    • Cook ground beef in a large skillet, when 50% done, add diced tomatoes, salt, pepper, chili powder and onion.
    • Stir and let simmer until some of the liquid has reduced. 5 minutes.
    • Add rice flour and stir to combine.
    • You should have a thick ground beef mixture, if it is too thin, simmer longer to reduce the liquid. 
    • If it is too thick, you can add a little chicken, vegetable, beef broth or water.

Assemble casserole

    • Put ground beef in an 8 inch baking dish.
    • Top with corn.
    • Lastly, top with mashed potatoes.
    • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until golden around the edges and bubbly.
Keywords: shepherd's pie, cottage pie, cowboy casserole, ground beef casserole, mashed potatoes, vegetables, comfort food, freezer friendly meal,
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