Cleaning party and comfort food, that is what yesterday looked like. Cleaning out, getting rid of junk, organizing our lives…we did all of those things. It was a much much needed day of cleaning. Feels good. To help us clean…some comfort food.
- 1 lbs of ground beef
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 2-3 cloves of garlic
- Salt/Pepper to taste
- 16 oz bag of frozen veggies (I use peas, corn, green beans, and carrots)
- Small jar of gravy (I like Heinz Home Style Savory Beef) (I actually don’t like the taste of it plain, but when baked with the meat and veggies…yum)
- 5 lbs of russet potatoes (ok we loooove potatoes, so I make a lot)
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup of butter
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup of milk
- Salt to taste
- Optional – 1 cup of shredded Colby Jack cheese
In a large pot, start boiling the water for the potatoes while you peel and clean them. Add all potatoes and boil until tender. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
Chop the onion and garlic. Start browning the ground beef, onion and garlic. Add a little bit of salt and pepper. Once meat is cooked through, add the jar of gravy and frozen veggies. Let this simmer while potatoes are cooking.
Once potatoes are fork tender, drain and put into a large bowl, premash them a bit. Add salt, butter and milk. Then with a handheld mixer beat potatoes until smooth. Optional – fold in the cheese. I added cheese 🙂
In a 9×13 glass pan, pour in meat mixture. Then take the potatoes and spread them over the top. Cover with foil and place in the middle of the rack in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes, then uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
I think this might be one of Joe’s favorite things I cook for him….beef, gravy and potatoes. If he had it his way I would leave out the veggies 🙂 but as you can see…I don’t.