I took out ground beef for dinner tonight thinking I might make goulash, then I remembered I didn’t have any salt pork. With the nearest grocery store 11 miles away, a “quick trip” wasn’t going to happen. Pinterest to the rescue! Or, so I hoped. Alas, nothing really appealed to me. So I went back to the kitchen to take a quick peek in the pantry. I found a box of ready-to-cook scalloped potatoes. Cue the light bulb. I didn’t find anything on Pinterest, but Bing came through for me again and led me to Food.com where I discovered Kittencal’s Scalloped Potato and Ground Beef Casserole. It has since been Pinned to my board 🙂
The original recipe called for scalloped potatoes from scratch, but since I already had the box, I just used that. My ingredients included:
1lb of ground beef
1 box of scalloped potatoes
and a dash of soy sauce.
First, I browned the beef in a frying pan, using the worcesterhire sauce, onions, garlic salt, and soy sauce as flavoring. This is the point where Mike entered the kitchen and asked “How long must I smell this glorious smell before I can eat it?” He was a little disappointed when I told him he still had 20 minutes, but he stuck it out like a champ. Next, I prepare the scalloped potatoes as directed. I drained the beef (no rinsing) and then added it to the potatoes in my trusty Corningware casserole dish. I let it bake in 350 degrees for 20 minutes, and voila! Scalloped Potato and Ground Beef Casserole.
Notes: Absolutely fantastic
Ease of preparation: 5/5
Ease of cleanup: 5/5
Availability of ingredients: 5/5
One of the easiest dishes I’ve ever cooked, and in all actuality, quite tasty. Make sure you drain the ground beef well, as the grease will prevent the cheese from thickening.