This beef and potato casserole is baked with a cheese sauce and mushrooms. It's a filling crowd pleaser!
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 5 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- 1 (6 ounce) can mushrooms, drained
- 2 tablespoons butter, diced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place potato slices in a medium bowl with enough water to cover.
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in ground beef, onion, tomato sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until beef is evenly browned and onions are tender.
In a separate medium saucepan over medium heat, melt 1/4 cup butter, and thoroughly blend in flour. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir 5 minutes, or until thickened. Reduce heat, and blend Cheddar cheese into the mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Line a medium baking dish with 1/2 the potato slices. Pour in the ground beef mixture, and top with mushrooms. Cover with the cheese sauce mixture. Top with remaining potatoes. Dot with 2 tablespoons butter.
Bake 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned.