Gwen's Old-Fashioned Potato-Beef Casserole

Total Time:
1 hr 25 min
Prep:
40 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

Place the potatoes in a large saucepan with water to cover by 1 inch. Add a generous pinch of salt and cook for 15 minutes, or until tender. Potatoes cook quickly. Test often for tenderness and don't overcook them. Alternatively, cook the potatoes in a pressure cooker for 5 minutes, releasing the pressure immediately to prevent overcooking. Drain the potatoes and arrange them in a 6- by 9- by 2-inch casserole dish.

In a large skillet, add a little oil to coat the pan. Combine the beef and onion and cook together over medium heat until the beef is browned and the onion softened, about 10 minutes. Drain excess fat.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan and whisk in the flour to make a roux. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture bubbles and the flour turns light brown in color. Gradually whisk in the milk and continue to stir while cooking over medium heat. When the mixture thickens, season with salt and pepper, then stir in the cheese and browned beef and onions.

Pour the ground beef mixture over the potatoes and bake the casserole for 20 minutes, until heated through and bubbling. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top of the casserole and bake until the crumbs are toasted, about 5 minutes longer.

Cook Notes: Because all the ingredients are fully cooked, if they are still hot when you assemble the casserole, the baking time can be greatly reduced or even eliminated; simply brown the crumb topping under the broiler for a couple of minutes.


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While this is certainly comfort food, the proportions are off in this recipe. Three pounds of potatoes is too much (unless the other ingredients are adjusted). The roux needs to be a bit thinner (more milk) because pre-grated cheese contains cornstarch resulting in an overly thickened sauce. Still, an excellent basic recipe that lends itself to a many variations. Leftovers reheat very well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent!  item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Haven't made this yet , but looks good for pot luck. I think when I make it I'll add garlic and of course BACON yum ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome comfort food. My family loves it. Over the years I have tweaked the recipe. I'll add extra hamburger, season all layers with salt and pepper and even add sour cream into the cheese sauce to give it a richness. Add some red pepper flakes to the cheese sauce for a little heat. Its a Five Star in my book!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked this recipe. It is basically Scalloped potato au gratin with ground beef. I added 2 cloves of garlic in with the onions based on the comments and then set my oven at broil for the last 5 minutes so that the top got all brown and bubbly. Over all good dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe should get more than 3 stars. It was delicious comfort food. My husband wants me to make it again. I cut everything in half and followed the directions. I also added garlic powder, seasoned salt, and parsley. Perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Finally got around to trying this receipt. With all the work associated with this dish, I really wish I had read the reviews first. As instructed, the final dish was overly potato, bland and the bread crumbs were not necessary. I'm going to add a mushroom soup/gravy to the top to try to salvage. Trisha's receipts are usually so good, but this one fell flat. I'm trying the Iced Italian Cream Cake (from the same episode) today - fingers crossed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw this on TY's show, and thought it looked really tasty -- good winter-time comfort food. When I came here to find the recipe, I was surprised that so many people didn't seem to like it, so I read the reviews and then did some modifying to my first pass at this dish. I used 2 pounds of potatoes instead of 3. I seasoned them well and also used a fairly shallow and wide casserole instead of a deeper one so the potato layer wouldn't be overly thick. I added my favorite herb seasoning to the white sauce (Sunny Paris from Penzey's) and threw in a couple ounces of cream cheese I had in the fridge. I also topped it with parmesan cheese. Overall, my family loved it and wants to keep it in our regular rotation of winter menus. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you're needing to feed hungry guys on a budget, that will stick to their ribs, this is your recipe! Read what other's said about doctoring it up - do that, and your hungry men will thank you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent. Everyone enjoyed this dish. I will definitely make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Based on the reviews from others, I prepared the dish with a few modifications for added flavor. I added sautéed mushrooms to the beef, onion mixture and included a big dollop of garlic paste in that mixture as well. Also seasoned the beef mixture with oregano and rosemary. Finally, I used a combo of parmesan and seasoned panko bread crumbs for the topping. It was a huge hit with my family and will be a go-to comfort meal as the weather gets chillier! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I knew I was headed for trouble when the recipe called for 3 pounds of potatoes, but decided to try it anyway. And what's with adding the raw bread crumbs in the last 5 minutes of cooking? Shame, shame on me. I knew better than to try this recipe. . . This was a bland, flavorless waste of time and money. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this before. I needs more flavor. Even my family didn't like it. I love the concept and the contents of this dish but it is fairly bland. Kind of like Shepard's pie. I have had that made by supposed experts and I returned to my Weber grill. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this using leftover shredded pot roast - much better than just ground beef item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved this! I added a little sour cream to it to make it a little richer. Will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is very excellent. My husband never eats leftovers and he ate this casserole three nights in a row. I'm making it again tonight. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is AWESOME! I saw it on an episode today and just KNEW I had to make it! I did not read reviews before I made it. I used 1lb beef 1lb breakfast sausage, and ~4lbs potatoes so I made just a smidge additional sauce. I really made sure the sauce tasted good with salt and pepper first because milk and flour have no flavor and I never salt potatoes when i cook them so I can control the flavor of the whole dish (cheese can be very salty too). Did not have breadcrumbs so I used Cajun seasoned cornmeal instead. Made sure to give the meat/cheese sauce a good press into the potatoes to make sure it really got down into the layers. Layered my potatoes more organically, just dumped them in the dish after draining so the sauce would have room. Super flavorful!! next time I will make the recipe just as is and review again! Trisha you make me want to be the perfect southern woman which is a miracle if you ask anyone that knows me lol. Thanks for the affordable and filling new staple recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I only used 4 potatos in mine and I topped mine with French's Fried onions instead of the bread crumbs. It came out soooo good!! it was a great new twist on a scalloped potato recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
I also agree with the previous posts about too many potatoes. The recipe itself is good, but the amount of potatoes I think took away from the flavor of the cheese/hamburger topping. I will make this again, but likely reduce the amount of potatoes and/or possibly double the topping recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
There were too many potatoes, in my opinion. Everyone agreed at my house that for that amount of potatoes, there was not enough cheese. It just did not taste good. I may try it again with maybe 1 pound of potatoes - we had a lot left over because nobody liked it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Gagggg! This is one of the worst dishes I have ever made! No taste, weird texture, a total waste of ingredients! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with Sue below exactly. I'd use mashed potatoes or butter and salt the potatoes first. I'd make more of the sauce. My family did like it but I didn't. I'll probably search for another recipe before altering this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I haven't made this yet but as I watched her make this I realized that there were too many potatoes to topping ratio. And not enough cheddar sauce. I will cook the potatoes in salted water, double the cheese sauce ingredients, and other seasoning ingredients. Then put it all together in a 9" x 13" baking dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the recipe as it is written, and it wasn't very good. Just extremely bland and no real flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just got my pan out of the oven !!! Smells so good . I read the reviews about the blandness so I used paprika and garlic with the hamburger . I added pepper flakes in the roux . Wow !!! Massive goodness item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it. I made a couple of changes by using canned sliced potatoes and French's dried onions.. So good item not reviewed by moderator and published
You guys scared me with the "Bland" comments, however I made it anyway and I thought is was great! I put my spin on it by adding garlic, fresh herbs from the garden and some pimientos for color. I also chopped up some strips of bacon and laid it on top of the cheese layer. The bland comments are because the potatoes will mask and soak up flavor. I just added more things that would hold flavors. I think I would like this as a side dish rather than an entrée...but I admit I went back for spoonful after spoonful! I think I will add a little ground pork to the beef next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This casserole was delicious and easy to make! My husband loved it and so did I! I would even turn this into a breakfast casserole by adding eggs and breakfast sausage (instead of the beef)! I'll try that next time! I will be making this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I NEVER read reviews before making a recipe, I judge for myself! Glad I didn't read the reviews, My family absolutely LOVED this recipe, was asked to make it again and again....and they are all extreme food critics and picky fussy eaters!! Way to go Trisha, like always your recipes are delightfully delicious!!!! YUM!!!!! :) Wish your show was on every day of the week, and not just on Tues. and Thurs. item not reviewed by moderator and published
holy cow!!!! That was amazing!! I really didn't follow directions to an exact amount. I did use flavored breadcrumbs. And I'm very Italian so it goes without thought that I added garlic salt. I have three children who are VERY picky. They all went crazy. Empty bowl. Magnifico!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made it but only after searching for the right size casserole that turned out to be too small. Once i had the mixture poured onto the potatoes it was too late to change to a bigger one. I liked it tho. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this straight by the recipe. Everyone liked the recipe as is. The only suggestion is to add more hamburger. Thanks you Trisha! item not reviewed by moderator and published
After reading the reviews, I sprinkled salt, pepper, and garlic powder over the potato layer and added both garlic and ranch dressing mix to the cheese layer. I didn't use as many potatoes, either--I went with my rule of thumb... one potato each plus an extra (in this case two because my potatoes had to have bad spots cut out) to make weight. I can't give you measurements because, well, I only measure when I'm baking, but there were no complaints from my picky eaters, no leftovers, and I think I could've eaten the whole pan.... Next time, I might try using seasoned bread crumbs instead of plain on top to further amp up the flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUMMY!!!! This is probably my favorite recipe by Trisha (and I like so many of them). I will be making this on a regular basis. Thanks Trisha! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think they made it just like there Mom did, because of so many memories, and thats what I would do. I loved the show and the recieps. You can always make it your own by adding more salt or different cheese etc..Its.Something like my Mom would make :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! Tastes like a cheeseburger without the fries..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Bland, too many potatoes/ratio of potatoes to meat is way off and there isn't much flavor outside of the cheese. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My homemade cheese sauces usually taste sort of like paste. Even when I season it well, it tastes like salty paste. So I knew the use of a homemade cheese sauce in this recipe would probably result in a bland, horrible result. So instead I used 1 can of condensed Fiesta Nacho Cheese soup mixed with one half can of heavy cream and one half can of milk. It was a perfect substitute for me, and maybe many others who complained of a bland, dry result. Remember to cover with foil during the first 20 minutes! I found that when combined with a couple other changes...much less potatoes, lots of salt and pepper on each layer, and lots of onion and garlic sauteed with the beef, It was delicious. I also combined Panko bread crumbs with about half cup of shredded sharp cheddar for the topping. My family of four all loved it. It was creamy and flavorful with a crunchy topping. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was not too bad. I did doctor it up a bit after reading some of the reviews about it being bland. As soon as I watched her make this recipe I wondered why there was no roasted garlic or garlic sautéed with the onions and hamburger. I left the skins on the red potatoes (big plus with us) and did add some roasted garlic and a couple diced serrano peppers. Plenty of salt and pepper is a given. All in all this is a good recipe after spiced up a bit. My dad (RIP) would have really enjoyed this however, he was a hamburger and potato man. He needed no frills although he loved my spiced up cooking!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was just God awful...... even after reading the reviews and comments, there is no amount of "adjusting," that will make this palatable. Sad to say, because I enjoy Trisha Yearwood's show and was expecting more. A huge disappointment and a big waste of ingredients. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Had absolutely no flavor whatsoever. I even put alot more salt and pepper than I normally use just trying to get it to taste like something. Totally agree that it is a total waste of meat, cheese and potatoes. Don't bother with this recipe - it is a complete dud!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The only reason I gave this 1 star was it wouldn't let me go any lower. It didn't matter what you did, you couldn't make tis taste good. Spare yourself the trouble and expense of wasting good beef, potatoes and cheese. I would have been better off making cheeseburgers and fries. I hd to fix a second supper after this because I was still hungry. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used buttemilk instead of milk, added Worcestershire to the ground turkey (instead of hamburger), added garlic and onion powder, and used half the amount of potatoes. Sprinkled some Parmesan on top with the bread crumbs. It was very tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
first, most people that cook regularly should be able to look at a recipe and see that it looks like it will be on the bland side for their taste. That being said, I used pepper jack and sharp cheddar cheese combo. I added fresh chopped garlic to the ground beef. I also followed another reviewer by seasoning the potato layer. This is a good hearty casserole and will make it again item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did add to this recipe a bit. I used less potatoes,I added onion and garlic powder to the cheese sauce. For the bread crumb topping I used panko and added some cheese and chive to it. Although not a beautiful dish to look at, my family loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Way too many potatoes and exceptionally bland. This recipe needs a whole revamp to give it some flavor. I won't make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this recipe was very bland. There were not enough of any ingredients that would give it a good flavor. I should have spotted this beforehand. I am a decent cook, but this one fooled me. I should have read the reviews first. IF I make it again, I will do a LOT more to Perk it up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVE THIS RECIPE!!! I did change it up a bit, but I have made it multiple times now and love it. I did not use onions (my husband hates onions. I also added salt, pepper, onion powder, and cayenne to the meat while it was cooking. I also made a bit more of the white gravy and used 2 cups sharp cheddar and 1 cup of mexican blend cheese. It is delicious. The water needs A LOT of salt when cooking the potatoes so don't be shy. So good!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Terrible! Won't make this again even if I added more white sauce and more spices. This was way too dry -- my husband couldn't even get thru dinner; he ended up making a sandwich. I wish I had read the reviews before making. Trisha probably loves it since she grew up eating it. But it was not to my family's taste. It sounded good and looked good on TV but it was bland and boring. Some of Trisha's recipes are very good - I made the Italian Creme Cake and we loved it - will definitely be making it again. Trisha seems like such a NORMAL person; I love watching her show. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Before making this recipe, I read the reviews. I got a little worried when I read how some people found it bland. So I ended up adding a few ingredients as recommended. I did use the red potatoes sliced and cooked them perfectly. I placed them in a casserole dish and added salt and pepper to each layer as suggested. With the ground beef and onions, I added chopped garlic and the following seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper, parsley flakes, basil leaves and red pepper flakes. With the roux, I added a little more red pepper flakes. I mixed the roux with the beef mixture and poured it over the potatoes. I used the breadcrumbs sprinkled over the beef mixture. Served with green beans, this was a very easy and tasty recipe! Thank you so much, Trisha for sharing this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is such a de-lish and easy to do. It's fast and the out come......well let me tell you there is never any left overs. I made this two times this past week. Requested from my husband. He use to make me make that nasty hamburger helper potato one and he said scrap that and make this . First time I made it I followed the recipe and the next time from there on I would play around with it ...like adding mushroom, different kinds of cheese. Thanks for making me look like a ROCK STAR!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added lots of salt & pepper to mine due to the reviews that said it wasn't flavorful enough. I think that was all it needed. I did not peel my potatoes before I sliced them because I like the rustic feel. I didn't have cheddar cheese, so I used Monterey Jack, which turned out fine. Also, I added a can of drained Veg-All in between the potato layer & the ground beef layer just to give it some veggies. It turned out good. It is a good rainy-day type of meal- simple, yet satisfying for the meat & potato kind of person. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this last night and everybody loved it, including my 2 year old daughter. I only added 2 lbs. of potatoes instead of 3 and I made sure to season every layer of the dish very well. Next time around I will probably double the amount of meat and sauce. It was very easy and quick to make, not to mention fairly inexpensive. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So Yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added fried onions on top instead of the bread crumbs thinking it would be very yummy, the whole thing was very bland. Not much flavor, I think the fried onions on top was the best part of it, couldn't imagine what it would taste like with just the bread crumbs!!! Not going to be making this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so blank with no taste whatsoever. Trisha's recipes are always not tasty whatsoever. Too many potatoes not enough gravy. It need alot more seasoning. Not a keeper -- will go back to Pioneer Woman and Paula Deen (now they have flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I fixed this last night the only thing that I would chance would to either to cut back on the amount of potatos or double the gravey. It was good just not enought gravey. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I decided to try this out tonight for dinner . My husband LOVED it . I gave him a little serving size to make sure it was to his liking. and he said put a few more on. So that gets a thumbs up from him. Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
There is no flavor. Need to add a lot of seasoning. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Although this receipt is good I needed to double the sauce and add baby bell mushrooms along with a lot of spices. The original was bland. Cyan and I added cut green onions along with french's onion crisp's instead of bread crumbs. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OK - I really like Trisha's show but I'm not liking her recipes so much - this was way too much potatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We had this for dinner last night & it was so good. The only change I made was to use half the amount of potatoes & seasoned each layer with salt & pepper. It was delicious & so easy to make. I love Trisha's simple good old fashioned recipes, they are easy to prepare, easy to find ingredients & so good. That's the kind of recipes I like. I will definitely be making this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe!! Easy, simple and good comfort food. I would love to see more casseroles or one pot meals - item not reviewed by moderator and published
Added a little chopped garlic like one review said. IT WAS AWESOME. THANKS TRISHA! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe looked good but after reviewing the ingredients, it sounded a little bland. Try it southwestern style. I sautéed garlic in with the onions and beef, added cumin, chili powder and a little red chili flake as well. I also added a can of corn to the meat mixture. Yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! Made this with the sour cream cornbread and it was great. A new comfort food and easy as pie to make. Cannot wait to make the Italian Cream Cake......so far I have loved every one of Trisha's recipes and they are super easy. Like a previous post stated, it usually involves ingredients I have on hand. Not products I have never heard of. I hate making a recipe that I don't even know what the ingredients are and seems to be either tasteless or some weird taste not for the general public. I work full time, commute 2 hours a day and love that I can make these recipes in so little time. Yea for Trisha!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made as the recipe as directed. Very bland and not much more then a potato side dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love watching Trisha's cooking show and always excited to try her recipes. This one is, don't waste your time, unless you want food on the bland, unexciting side. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A version of this recipe is in Tricia's cookbook, "Georgia Cooking in a Oklahoma Kitchen". That was for the crock-pot and it was wonderful. Most people who cook only use recipes as a guideline anyway. This is really good. Try it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious!!! I took poetic license and added bell pepper, red pepper flakes and thyme to the ground beef. I also added salt and pepper at every step... Sprinkled some on the potatoes before adding cheese beef mixture. Also seasoned cheese sauce with salt and pepper and topped the casserole with smoked paprika instead of bread crumbs. I also used sliced red potatoes with skin on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this dish. I am trying to make all of her recipes and so far all have been wonderful.. only changes I made was used Italian sausage instead cause that is what I had.. 2 cloves of garlic with the meat, cause we love garlic. and added french onions with the bread crumbs on top..It was great I dont know why people are reviewing this so low..Hmmm we loved it item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum,,,I made a few changes to save some calories, I exchanged the Beef for Ground Turkey. But it was the best, What's Not to like Potatoes, Cheese and White Gravy. I could have eaten the entire thing. My husband liked it as well, he went back for seconds. Then I told him it was Turkey ; I knew when I watched Trisha and her sister make this That was what I wanted for Dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good! I will use less potatoes next time but what I did was I topped with French's onions and baked for 30 mins! Perfect addition to add extra flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very bland. I was surprised at a few of the 5 stars but when I read the reviews and saw all the things they added, like green peppers, parmesan cheese, pepper jack cheese, mushrooms, pees, corn, garlic, jalapeno, cream of mushroom soup and Creole seasoning it was easy to understand why. They never tasted the original dish. With all those changes needed to taste good, why would anybody give it 5 stars? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good comfort food but I agree with others that there were too many potatoes. Common sense told me to season the potatoes with salt and pepper. I will try this with pork sausage for an easy buffet breakfast dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think everyone has forgotten the source of inspiration of this recipe, simple down home cooking from an era gone by. Trisha's Mom was 73 when she passed in 2011, she came from a simpler era of cooking that I appreciate. A bit more S& P is good for me and remembering the dishes of some of my inspirational cooks in their family and my own is best. Enjoyed this dish a lot! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good recipe and thank goodness for the suggestions! You must taste as you go, or the dish will be bland. I added about 1/3 lb of sausage to the meat mixture, and seasoned it with spices that my family likes. I also added a cup of green peas to the meat mixture. The recipe calls for salt and pepper in the cheese sauce. I also added nutmeg and mustard and a little hot sauce. I toasted the breadcrumbs in a pan with butter, as my broiler is not working. Nice dish, which I will probably make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Saw the show and it looked so yummy! Made it tonight, Not very good. 3lbs of potatoes is to much, Very bland . Will not use this recipe again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make and definitely a comfort food, but it needs something. I'm not sure what, but rather bland tasting to me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wished I would have read reviews before I made this it was ok but bland.I think a shepherds pie is better item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved it! The only thing I did different was to cut the potatoes chunky and added the cheese at the last minute so that it would not be completely melted. I added butter to the bread crumbs to make the topping crumbly and then sprinkled ithem on top. I love that her recipes are all made from ingredients that I have on hand in the kitchen.I don't have to go out and but all these crazy items at the store just to use something one time. I made the cream cake too and also loved it. Thanks Trisha! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this show and I can relate to Trisha so well. We both cook in the same manner. Made this tonight for Sunday dinner and it was quite bland as the other reviews have stated. I tried seasoning it up, but will not be adding this particular one to my collection. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank goodness I read the reviews before making this one! It was a bland recipe and I spiced it up with fresh jalapeno, garlic, and it still needed more. My husband suggested green beans and Durkee onions on top next time......I think it needs some beef bouillon too. Not a favorite.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was good but had to add to it. I started to make the recipe and then read the reviews so took some of the tips from people. I added my favorite seasonings (a gourmet mix with a little spice to the meat as it would have been way too bland. I added more milk to make more of the roux and added more cheese. Plus added more breadcrumbs.That gave it more flavor. Definitly taste along the way before cooking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this today and after reading the other reviews I added thyme and red pepper flakes to the meat part. I added some nutmeg to the cheese sauce. It was just ok, not something I'd make again. My husband didn't care for it much at all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! I eat gluten free and was able to do some quick substitutions to enjoy this meal! I used unsweetened almond milk instead of the milk, gluten free all purpose flour for the flour, and crushed rice chex for the bread crumbs. I made this with ground turkey. I also added green onions to the cheese mixture. We didn't have red potatoes, but had some canned sliced potatoes so I used those. My husband said it reminded him of his mothers scalloped potatoes, which is a big compliment! It was tasty, filling and with my adaptions gluten free....Thank you Trisha! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is really boring. I would make it again and add some seasoning and vegetables to give it some flavor. I was really disappointed after hearing Trisha talk about how much she loved this dish. It was just a huge flop. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tried this recipe with some changes and it is definitely a keeper! Since it is basically an upside down shepherds pie - I didn't have regular potatoes and used instant instead. I also tossed in some mushrooms to the meat mixture and a handful of frozen peas. I will enjoy making many variations of this, it tastes great and easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Saw this on the show and knew I needed to try it but like all recipes I had to tweek it. Used baked potatoes instead of red cause I usually dont have any of them. I seasoned my beef with season salt, garlic and onion powder and Tony Chachere's creole seasoning. I used the meat drippings to make my roux and season it accordingly. Finally I added a can of corn to the meat. Oh, and I used colby/jack cheese. Tasted great and the family and neighbors loved it!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I watched Trisha & Beth make this yesterday morning and it looked so good that I made it last night. Thought it was so easy to make and quick too! I'm a northerner, but I should have been born in the south because I just love southern cooking! This sort of was like an upside down shepherd's pie except with sliced potatoes instead of mashed. I used russets because that's all I had. Next time I'll use reds because those are my favorites. I thought this was really down-home, stick-to-your-ribs good and so did my husband! I'll make this again and again. Especially nice on a cold winter's night! Keep up the good work Trisha. I love when she has Beth on with her, they're really comical together! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I keep trying another bite to see if I might change my mind.....but it is just...dry and boring. I don't taste the cheese roux and even tried another reviewers suggestion to add cream soup. It is still not what I had hoped for. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sorry Trisha, Beth and in the memory of your Mom Gwen. I followed the recipe to the T and it had very little flavor. I used red potatoes, sharp cheddar cheese...the whole 9 yards. It was just kind of boring. I kept seeing Beth on the show, taking a bite and just so enjoying it, but it didn't do that for me. I'll keep watching your show Trisha, because you bring such love and humor to your show. Maybe I did something wrong but it just didn't do anything for me. Sorry! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Instead of adding the cheese to milk and flour, I added it to Cream of Mushroom soup. Very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
When I watched this on TV this morning it looked so good - it so happened I was baking some potatoes so I sliced up the potatoes (after they had cooled in the refrigerator for a couple of hours instead of boiling them. My husband was impressed by this dish. He grew up on a farm in Ohio and loves 'meat & potatoes'! I'll be making this dish again, I'm sure : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Added my own seasoning to the hamburger while browning and used Pepperjack cheese rather than cheddar. Made a double serving for 3 boys, me and my husband, I ate a cup...They ate the rest. no leftovers Good old fashioned comfort food. Thanks Trisha! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read that is was bland so I added pepper jack cheese to the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I definitely give this 5 stars. It was easy to make and my family loved it as much as I did. This is one recipe that I will definitely make again and again. When asked to bring something to a Church dinner or a friends house this will be my choice. Thank you Trisha Yearwood for sharing one of your family recipes and now it can be one of my families favorite recipes. Your recipe said it was adapted from Georgia cooking and made in an Oklahoma kitchen. Well mine was also made in an Oklahoma kitchen since I am an official OKIE from MUSKOEE. Thank you again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is great! I saw it this morning and had to try it.I wanted to try the collards too but, Im not that brave culinary wise!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Saw this this morning and had to try it. I seasoned the meat with spicy Mrs Dash and Garlic Mrs. Dash...definitely needed it, next time I will also season the potatoes as well. Good comfort food. Just make sure to adjust the seasonings to your families liking or it is bland. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am totally going to try the French's onions as well. Seriously, she didn't even use seasoned, buttered bread crumbs, weird. Plus, I am going to try the previous readers idea of adding mushrooms and onions and more seasonings to the beef. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree, way too many potatoes, I loved the sauce on top, but the potatoes needed double the recipe of the sauce.way too bland. item not reviewed by moderator and published
That will work. I tried it with 4 large potatos in a 9x13 dish. I also salted my potatos while cooking and when i put them in the pan I added salt and pepper to them before adding the cheese/meat mixture. I added french's fried onions to the top instead of the breadcrumb. My family loved it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Cherylyn, did you stick too the recipe? or did you put your own twist on it? because I thought it was really bland. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Can't you be creative? Add flavors that you LOVE! :) That's what I do . I get "creative" . For me, if a recipe is "bland" I "doctor it up" a little ... if you like a little "kick" or spice add it ...and try putting equal amounts of meat and potato in it. Just trying to help , not trying to start a war on here! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Maybe you aren't cooking the roux long enough. You have to cook the flour taste out. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you RobinsRock & AnneH729! I felt RobinsRocks problem, but took AnneH729's advice. My plate turned out excellent! I thank you both! I learned something important today, which I will never forget...AnneH729! item not reviewed by moderator and published
now that sounds good, I made it pretty much like the recipe, altho i did add some garlic powder too the meat when i cooked it in also added a little of Johnny's Seasoning salt too the potatoes before i added the sauce.I guess i didn't add enough tho because the potatoes overpowered the nice cheese sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was a HUGE HIT in my family of 6 . I guess it's just a matter of opinion because, I have a houseful of extreme "food critics" fussy and picky eaters hard to please...I recently made this, and they went NUTS!! :) Was asked to make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with you, especially if they watch foodnetwork. They should learn things. :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with you, I miss paula Dean, i just love her recipes, also love some of Pioneer Womans dishes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm going to try this with Italian sausage too. I was cooking some sausage and got interrupted so I never made the lasagna I had planned and I have it in the freezer. I am also going to throw in a few of the things that others have suggested. To me a recipe is a guide to start with . We are supposed to tweak it to our personal tastes. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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