Hamburger Potato Cheese Casserole

I made this for my husband and myself last night, because the snow we got on the weekend put me in a “comfort-food” mood. Like others, I added extra seasonings to suit our tastes. I sauteed fresh mushrooms and the onions with the meat, and added three crushed garlic cloves and a tablespoon of Minor’s beef broth concentrate. I also covered the casserole for the first hour, which kept it nice and moist and helped the potatoes cook properly. I then removed the lid for 15 minutes, which helped set up the dish nicely. Last, I didn’t add any cheese at all, and didn’t miss it. I felt that cheese would only make it greasy and heavier than I would have been able to stand. Granted, it’s not gourmet, but it was created with kids in mind, after all. It was definitely something I’ll make again when I feel like comfort food.

Ingredients:
5 large russet potatoes, peeled and sliced about 1/4-1/2 inch thick
2 -3 tablespoons chopped onions
1 lb ground beef ( really lean is preferable)
salt and pepper

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