Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Better than Burger Doodle Casserole

When trying to fix a healthy dinner night after night, there are times you just want something fun! So this handy cheeseburger casserole will come to your rescue.

Be sure to drain the meat and really this is not too much of a break from your healthy pledge. Honest! The secret to making this taste great is Don't “worry” the ground beef, so that is stays in bigger chunks. Also don't forget to add the yellow mustard and let it cook, then let the Worcester sauce cook. These will add the spices to make the meat stand out!


1lbs lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped (about ½ cup)

2 stalks of celery chopped fine
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 Tbs yellow mustard

1 Tbs Worcester sauce
½ can diced tomatoes
2 slices of American cheese
1 cup shredded white cheese (Used Gouda)

2 cups frozen potatoes (from a 20-oz bag of tater tots)

Heat oven to 450°F.
Chop the celery and onion

In a large skillet, heat 2 tbs oil and cook the onions & celery. About 3 minutes is all this will take. It is called “sweating” the vegetables and this releases the flavors.

Add the ground beef and continue to cook over medium-high heat about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, but not too often. The more you stir the smaller the bits of beef will be. This meal tastes better with hunks of hamburger. Drain all but about 2 tbs of grease.
Generously add the yellow mustard as the meat cooks – the aroma will be fantastic! Stir and let cook for a few minutes. Then do the same with the Worcester sauce!

Stir in the diced tomatoes and sprinkle with the flour. Stir this as it cooks for about 3 minutes.

Remove from heat and spread beef mixture in un-greased 1 1/2-quart casserole.
Lay strips of American cheese across the beef. Pour the shredded cheese over. Arrange frozen potatoes evenly in single layer on top. Give this a quick spray to help it brown.

Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown.
Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Serve with a simple green vegetable.

Happy to serve this silly little casserole for my Master Indy!


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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