The other night I set out to make this recipe http://www.recipes.co.nz/baked-potato?pid=885dd5e6-d3ad-4812-ba2c-6646c8247f1f a truly "meat and potatoes" meal I borrowed from the Gluten Free Chef. I started cooking the beef, then, partly out of laziness, instead of following the recipe, I thought I'd just plop some mashed potatoes on top like a shepherd's pie. The results were fabulous! Hubby commented that he thought it was the best gluten free meal I've made so far! Here's the recipe....
1 1/2 lbs ground beef or ground chuck
1 small onion diced
1 can diced tomatoes
dried minced garlic
onion powder~just a little for extra flavor
salt & pepper
1 small can tomato sauce
4 or 5 russet potatoes
butter or butter substitute
Brown and break up beef with onion until beef is no longer pink.
Drain beef and return to pot.
Add diced tomatoes, a few dashes of the herbs and spices and a little tomato sauce (not the whole can) to thicken the mixture just a little, and cook over med until heated through and thickened.
I didn't measure the spices, just added dashes till it felt right and taste-tested the mixture till it tasted yummy!
Peel and dice potatoes. Put in pot and cover with water.
Sprinkle with salt & pepper
Bring to a boil and cook over med-high heat until potatoes are tender.
In med bowl combine drained potatoes, some butter, milk (a little at a time), and salt and pepper.
Beat with hand mixer till smooth. This is another recipe I taste-test to get just right.
Put meat mixture in the bottom of baking dish. Put mashed potatoes on top and spread till smooth. Heat for just a few minutes till warm in 350 degree oven.
This recipe is linked to...
Gluten Free Wednesday http://glutenfreehomemaker.com/2012/02/gluten-free-wednesdays-2-8-12/