I made it for the first time tonight for my family and 2 of the kids I babysit and everyone enjoyed it. Since it was such a hit at home I decided to post it.
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- 1 1/2 lb
- lean ground chuck/ground beef
- 3 medium
- red potatoes, washed and diced small
- 2 medium
- carrots, washed, peeled and diced small
- 1/2 medium
- onion, diced
- 1 c
- green beans, coarsely chopped (i typically just use canned since it reduces cooking time)
- 1 Tbsp
- dried chives
- 1 tsp
- dried parsley flakes
- 1/2 Tbsp
- seasoning salt
- 1/2 tsp
- black pepper (i like to grind it fresh)
- 1/2 c
- ranch dressing
- 1 c
- sharp cheddar cheese
- 2-4 Tbsp
- 1 c
- baking mix (i use bisquick)
- 1/2 c
1Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2In a large skillet, thoroughly cook the ground beef. Drain and set aside. To drain I usually grab a mesh sieve and put it over a mason jar and let the meat set in it while I prepare the other ingredients.
3In the same skillet, heat a small amount of cooking oil or butter and add the potatoes, carrots and onion. Cover and cook, stirring frequently so it doesn't burn. If necessary, add a tablespoon of water and recover.
4In a blender or mixer pour ranch dressing, shredded cheese and start with 2 Tablespoons of milk. Blend until well combined. If it is too thick add more milk. It needs to be slightly running but still creamy.
5When potatoes and carrots are cooked (soft) add the ground beef back to the skillet with the green beans.
Stir together well and pour over the cheese-ranch mixture.
Turn off heat and stir to thoroughly coat.
Pour into a baking dish (I use a 8x8x2.5) with only the sides lightly greased.
Mix baking mix, egg and milk until most of the lumps are gone and pour evenly over the baking dish.
Bake uncovered for about 20-25 minutes, until top is lightly golden brown.
Allow to set about 5-10 minutes before serving.