At first glance, this looks kinda gross and overwhelmingly high in fat and calories. Don't judge a food by it's look. Trust me! This recipe has: 376 calories, 8 g saturated fat and so forth (per 1/2 cup potatoes and 1 cup meat mixture). It's really not as bad as you think it might be. I made it for my husband who is on this new kinda-health-kick with me and he said that it doesn't sound or look healthy but there are vegetables hiding in there. He did find some andput them aside, but at least I tried, right!? This was a huge dish and I would only suggest making it for more than 3-4 people. Otherwise, halve the recipe for just you and your spouse. It was delicious and next time I will make homemade mashed potatoes instead of the boxed stuff (no judging .. I had some leftover and needed to get rid of it). ;)
Adapted from: New Cookbook, Bridal Edition
24-ounces mashed potatoes
1 1/4 lb lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 tsp salt
dash black pepper
2 1/2 cups frozed cut green beans, thawed
1 can condensed tomato soup (10.75 oz)
1/2 cup shredded American cheese
Prepare mashed potatoes as desired and set aside. In a large skillet, cook the meat about halfway and then add in onions. Cook until meat is browned and onion is tender. Drain off fat and rinse with water. Add salt and pepper. Stir in green beans and soup. Mix well. Pour into a greased 2-quart baking dish or casserole.
Spoon mashed potatoes in mounds on top of the beef mixture. Using an ice cream scoop helped. Don't smear it around too much or the mixture will mix with the meat. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake, uncovered, in a 350-degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and cheese begins to brown slightly.