Mashed Potato Beef Casserole

Cook up this delicious casserole with ground beef and fluffy mashed potatoes.

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”80 min” cook_time=”30 min” serves=”4-6″ details=”” ]

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””]

  • 2 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 3 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
  • Paprika


[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=””]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Heat oven to 350°F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish; set aside. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Cook bacon in a skillet until crisp; drain, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings. Set bacon aside. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Cook beef in drippings over medium heat, breaking up meat with the back of a wooden spoon, until no longer pink; drain. Toss onion, mushrooms, carrot and celery in flour; add to skillet with the broth, Worcestershire sauce, tarragon and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Add bacon; spread evenly in prepared baking dish. Combine potatoes and 1/2 cup cheese; spread over beef mixture. Sprinkle with paprika and remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through. Broil 4 inches from heat 5 minutes or until bubbly.[/step-item]


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