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Beef and Potato Casserole

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As you know we had the Missionary Elders here for their supper the other night.  That's when I made that gorgeous Profiterole Cake.  Today I am going to show you what they had for their main course.   A delicious Beef and Potato Casserole!  They both had seconds!

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I always figure they get enough roast dinners and so when they come to us I always try to cook them a meal similar to one they might get at home from their mums.  Family type of food.  Home cooking at it's best.

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This went down a real treat.  It's simply potatoes, browned ground beef and cheese layered together with a simple sauce made  using tinned condensed soup, sour cream and regular cream.   I know it's a bit of a cheat using tinned soup, but I'm not a tinned soup snob.  It has it's uses.

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There are not too many tinned soups (except maybe tomato) that I would eat as soup, but they do make great sauces for Casseroles in a pinch!!   And this meat and potato casserole is a wonderful way to use it.   I simply serve it with some vegetables on the side, a salad and some crusty bread to mop up all that cheesy sauce.   Scrumptiously tasty!

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*Beef and Potato Casserole*
Serves 4 to 6

A delicious casserole made by layering potatoes, tinned soup and cheese in a dish along with cooked ground beef.  Simple ingredients that taste delicious when put together. 

1 pound extra lean ground beef
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
1 small green pepper, trimmed and chopped
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/4 tsp groung black pepper
4 large potatoes, peeled and sliced (parboil in lightly salted boiling water for five minutes, then drain)
120g of grated cheddar cheese (1 cup)
For the sauce:
1 tin of condensed Cream of Chicken soup, undiluted
1 small onion, peeled and grated
125ml of single cream (1/2 cup)
1 heaped dessert spoon of sour cream (about 1/4 cup)
3 TBS grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp seasoning salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

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Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 4.   Butter a large oblong glass casserole dish.   Set aside.

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Whisk together the soup, onion, cream, sour cream, Parmesan Cheese, garlic powder, seasoning salt and black pepper.   Set aside.

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Spray a large skillet with non stick cooking spray.  Crumble in the ground beef.  Scramble fry until it is no longer pink.  Add the onion, green papper, garlic, seasoning salt and black pepper and continue to cook, stirring occasionally until the beef begins to brown and the vegetables have softened.
Begin to layer the ingredients into the prepared baking dish as follows.  One third of the potatoes, half of the meat, 1/3 of the soup, 1/3 of the cheese, one third potatoes, remaining half of meat, 1/3 of the soup, 1/3 of the cheese, remaining potatoes, then remaining soup and cheese.  Cover with a sheet of foil which has been buttered on one side, buttered side down.   Place on a baking sheet and bake for one hour in the preheated oven.  Uncover and bake for about 30 minutes longer until the potatoes are fork tender and everything is nicely bubbling and golden brown.

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Note: If you want you can add an additional handful of cheddar cheese to the top for the last half hour of baking.  I often do and nobody complains at all!  Delicious!
Marie Rayner
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  1. I bet they loved this comforting soup..
    When I was growing up..all our soups came from cans:)

  2. They did love it Monique. They had two hefty helpings a piece! xxoo

    Thanks Valerie! xoxo

  3. I have tried several of your recipes and our family loves every one. Made this dish tonight and it was a hit. Thanks so much for sharing so many delicious recipes!

  4. Michele, I am so happy that you made this and your family enjoyed it! Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know! You made my day! xoxo

  5. In the end, the casserole didn't look anything like the photo - not as high - the taste was just okay - not worth the effort -

    1. Well, without knowing the size of the dish you used, etc. I can't really respond to your comment except to say that there is really no accounting for taste. Everyone I have ever made this for has loved it. Other readers who have made it have loved it. My pictures are not doctored. What you see is exactly what I made. No bells and whistles added or anything altered in any way. It doesn't even really take much effort to make, but then again to each their own! Sorry this was not to your taste.


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