I needed something quick and easy to make this weekend. Even though it was a long weekend, I spent it cleaning and organizing. I nerded out and drew my room in CAD to figure out how I could rearrange the furniture. It’s definitely faster than when I was little drawing it with a crayon and completely out of scale. So anyway, I wanted something quick and tasty.
I was kind of unsure about this recipe. I love Real Simple, but I haven’t really been much of a fan of their “Fake it” recipes that I have tried before. This one was really good though and super quick. Exactly what I was looking for on a lazy night. Plus the leftovers got me through the weekend. I highly recommend it.
|Look at all those veggies!|
- 4 servings
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 8 ounces frozen mixed vegetables, thawed (I used Trader Joe’s Vegetable Melody with carrots, peas, corn and cauliflower. Then I picked out the cauliflower when it was done.)
- 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded Cheddar
- 1 16-ounce package mashed potatoes, refrigerated or frozen and thawed
- Heat oven to 400° F.
- Place the beef in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until no trace of pink remains, about 5 minutes.
- Spoon off and discard any fat. Stir in the ketchup and Worcestershire. Add the vegetables and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Spoon into a baking dish.
- Mix the cheese (if desired) with the potatoes in a bowl. Spread over the beef and bake until heated through, 10 minutes. Divide among plates.