i have no pictures because by the time i realized i was onto something my family had eaten every last bite of it. everyone (all 6 of us) loved it. that is hard to come by around here.
i did a google search for “ground beef potato recipe” and this is one of the recipes i found. i happened to have everything and held my breath as i cooked it. experiments rarely go well in cooking around here. a.mazing.
here it is:
- 1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 pound ground round
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons minced onion (1/2 small onion)
- 1 large egg
- prepared mashed potatoes, about 2 to 4 cups
- 3/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- paprika, optional
Soak bread crumbs in milk. Mix ground beef, salt, pepper, onion, bread crumb-milk mixture, and egg. Spread in a 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Top with mashed potatoes; sprinkle with cheese.
i don’t know if you’re supposed to cook the ground beef first or not, but mine was already browned (i brown all of mine at once and seperate it already cooked. then when i go to make dinner my time is cut in half). and i had real potatoes so i peeled, boiled, and mashed them first. (and used the leftover mashed potatoes for the kiddos to eat as a side with other meals) but you can, obviously, use the boxed kind if that’s what you have.
oh, my. so good. really easy. and everybody (the picky eaters, baby, daddy, everybody) ate it.
also, that night, since i was on a roll and craving chocolate. i decided to try my hand at fudge again. i’m not good at this. and winging it especially doesn’t work with fudge for me. but i was feeling bold. i took all the semi-sweet chocolate chips i had (a little less than one bag), a dash of vanilla, a can of sweetened condensed milk, and a jar of marshmallow fluff. i melted them together on very low heat. poured this in a pan to cool. and it failed miserably as fudge. it had the consistency of the inside of a 3 musketeers bar.
so, why am i telling you about this failure? because my husband said we should spread it on something. we had graham crackers on hand. i sandwiched the “stuff”. and, lo and behold, it was the most perfect s’more i had ever made. pre-melted. on hand for the constant snack. the perfect texture. the perfect ratio of marshmallow to chocolate. oh my.