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beef and sweet potato casserole

Beef & Sweet Potato Casserole With Cheesy Crust


  • Author: Jess Pryles

Ingredients

Scale

2lb ground beef

34 lb sweet potatoes

1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil

1 onion, diced

8 oz frozen mixed vegetables

15 oz tomato sauce

1 teaspoon onion powder

2 teaspoons garlic powder

¼ cup Worcestershire sauce

3 teaspoons kosher salt, divided

2 tablespoons butter

½ cup milk

1 cup shredded cheese


Instructions

  1. Peel and dice sweet potatoes. Place in a large pot of salted water, and boil until completely tender.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, place a large skillet or pot over medium-high heat. Add the oil and the onion, and cook 3-5 minutes until onion is translucent and browning at edges.
  3. Add the beef to the onion, then sprinkle on 2 teaspoons of salt, onion powder, and garlic powder. Mix the spices into the meat, breaking it up with a spoon, and allow to cook a further 5 minutes.
  4. Add Worcestershire, tomato sauce and mixed vegetables, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Once the sweet potatoes are cooked, drain and then return them to the boiling pot. Add butter, milk and remaining salt, and blend with an immersion blender until smooth. You can mash the potatoes by hand using a masher, but they will be lumpier unless you push them through a sieve or strainer.
  6. Layer the meat mixture into a casserole dish, then spoon the potatoes over the top, spreading to cover the meat completely.
  7. Spread shredded cheese on top of the potato, and place under a broiler to until golden brown to form the cheesy crust, about 2-4 minutes.
  • Category: main

Keywords: main, beef