1 lb ground beef
1/2 chopped onion
1 small chopped carrot
Handful of frozen corn
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
2 beef bouillon cubes dissolved in 1/2 c hot water
Thickening agent- either 1 Tbsp flour or 1 tsp corn starch – dissolved in 3/4 cup water
3 cups prepared mashed potatoes (instant works just fine)
1/2 cup of cheddar cheese
1 tsp minced chives
Brown the ground beef and onion together in a pan. Add the carrots, corn, Worcestershire sauce and beef bouillon mixture. Stir in thickening mixture and let it come to a short boil. Turn off the stove and pour the mixture into a large pie plate or lasagna pan.
Mix the mashed potatoes, cheese and chives together. Dollop the potato mixture on top of the beef mixture and spread it across. Don’t worry about it covering the whole top. It looks more “rustic” if it’s kind of messy.
Sprinkle the top with a little more cheddar cheese and bake the whole thing at 375 about 30 minutes or until it bubbles over and the top looks crispy.
Cindy Dudas is a work-at-home mom who started blogging as a way to get her feelings out there. She is a freelance writer currently writing for the Parental Guidance section of NJ.com and her own blog Whatever Works.