Hoosier Beef and Noodles Over Mashed Potatoes
By Kathie Carr kathiecc
I lived in California for 28 years and completely forgot about this Indiana staple.
Yes, farm families really do eat this much starch in one meal. And it is REALLY GOOD COMFORT FOOD.
Grandma made it often, especially during cold months.
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Denise Stump NeeCeeS - Jan 12, 2012
Beef and noodles over mashed potatoes is a favorite at our house. For a side vegetable we like corn. On long winter days I like to cook the beef in the crockpot and have it ready by the time we are all home and ready for dinner.
Deb ~^~^~ blaithin - Jan 12, 2012
Growing up in northern Indiana we ate LOTS of beef and noodles, but we never put it over mashed potatoes for some reason. That IS a lot of starch!! ;-)
Elsie Perrett twiga13 - Jan 13, 2012
Kahtie, I have been looking for this recipe for a long time. My mother used to make this and I loved it. I never quite got it to come out like hers. Since my parents lived in Indiana for a brief time, she probably got the recipe while she was there. Thank you. I'm printing it out as I type.
Kathie Carr kathiecc - Jan 13, 2012
Elsie, I hope this the way you remember it. Its fairly standard of the Northern indiana version. Some people use more or less beef in it. With all the starch I prefer more beef. Of course you can adjust the seasonings. Enjoy!