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Alden's Grandmother's Meat and Potato Casserole

Emeril Lagasse Cooks Up Favorite St. Patrick's Day Recipes

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Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

Are you looking forward to a warm comfort foods this St. Patrick's Day? Emeril Lagasse's got the perfect Irish-inspired dish for you.

Alden's Grandmother's Meat and Potato Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground lamb (or ground beef)
  • 2 cups yellow onions, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 can whole tomatoes (16-ounce), crushed with the juice
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 350 F.

    Bring a pot of water of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until tender, about 6 minutes. Drain and transfer to an ice water bath to stop the cooking. Drain and set aside.

    In another pot, place the potatoes and 1 teaspoon of the salt in a large saucepan, cover with water by 1-inch, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return the potatoes to the pot. Set over low heat and add the butter, 1 teaspoon of the salt, 1 teaspoon of the black pepper, and 1/4 cup of the milk. Mash with a potato masher over medium-low heat to incorporate the ingredients and until the mixture smooth but slightly lumpy, 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside.

    Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy saut?? pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef, the remaining 2 teaspoons salt and 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, and cook, stirring, until well browned, about 6 minutes. Add the onions and the celery, and cook, stirring, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the green beans, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring for 5 minutes. Add the remaining 1/2 cup milk and cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and reserve for later use.

    Spread half of the potatoes in the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Pour in the meat mixture, and top with the remaining mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with the cheese and bake until bubbly and golden brown, about 1 hour.

    Remove from the oven and serve hot. Makes 10 to 12 servings.

    Recipes courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, copyright 2004

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: lamb, garlic, tomatoes, cheddar cheese

    Course: Lunch, Dinner, Main Course, Casserole


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