Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Cheesy Potato & Ground Beef Casserole


Don't you love cooking with cast iron?  I often use my cast ironed skillet to bake a one-pot meal.  This is hearty and so good.  It combines my cheesy potatoes with some ground beef to make a complete meal.

Cheesy Potato & Ground Beef Casserole

6 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
1/2 lb. lean ground beef
1/4 small white onion, finely diced
1 Tbsp. basil
1 Tbsp. real butter
3" block of Velveeta cheese
1/4 c. evaporated milk (more or less)
1 Tbsp. salt
1 Tbsp. ground pepper

Melt 1 Tbsp. butter in cast ironed skillet (or baking dish).  Peel and slice potatoes.  Layer 2 potatoes on the bottom of the pan, in the melted butter.  In a skillet, brown the ground beef, onion, salt, pepper and basil.  Drain completely and put on top of the 1st layer of potatoes.  Layer with the rest of the potatoes.  In a small sauce pan, mix the cheese and the evaporated milk.  Heat until it is melted and pourable. Pour all of the cheese mixture over the top (evenly). 

Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 40 minutes.  Top will become brown and bubbly.  Test a potato to make sure they are done.

Serve and Enjoy!