Ellen Bales


This is a healthy, high protein, high potassium dish, which is right up my alley. You usually see broccoli teamed with rice instead of potatoes, so this should be interesting and tasty!
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1 Hr 40 Min


6 c
broccoli, cut into 1-inch florets
2 Tbsp
canola oil, divided
1-1/2 lb
lean gound beef
1 large
onion, chopped
2 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1 tsp
garlic powder
1-1/4 tsp
salt, divided
4 c
low fat milk
1/3 c
2 c
shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp
ground turmeric
4 c
frozen hash-brown or precooked shredded potatoes
1 large
egg, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp
freshly ground pepper
canola or olive oil cookingspray
1/4 tsp
hungarian paprika, preferably hot


1Toss broccoli with 1 Tbsp. oil in a large bowl. Spread out on a baking sheet and roast at 350º, stirring once halfway through, until just soft and browned in spots, about 15 minutes.
2Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add beef and onion and cook, breaking up the beef with a wooden spoon, until the beef is browned and the onion is softened, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in the Worcestershire, garlic powder and 1/4 tsp. salt. Set aside.
3Whisk milk and cornstarch in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat,whisking often, until bubbling and thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon, 6 to 8 minutes total. Remove from the heat and stir in cheddar, 3/4 tsp. salt and turmeric until the cheese is melted.
4Spread the beef mixture in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Top with the broccoli and pour the cheese sauce evenly over the top.
5Combine potatoes, egg, pepper and the remaining 1/4 tsp. salt in a medium bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the casserole. Coat the top with cooking spray.
6Bake in the already preheated (350º) oven until it is bubbling and the potatoes are beginning to brown, about 40 minutes. Sprinkle with paprika. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
7NOTE: Make ahead. Prepare through Step 5; cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day or freeze for up to 1 month (defrost in the refrigerator for 2 days before baking). Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking (Step 6).

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American