It was the title of this recipe that caught my attention. A Burger And Fries Pot Pie. Well, calling it a pot pie is kind of a stretch since pot pies typically have a flaky crust. Casserole would probably be a better description.
Semantics aside, I loved this recipe.
I’ve shared two recipes for Cheeseburger And Fries Casserole here and here. Both of those recipes are really good, but contain canned soup and more cheese which made them heavier than this lightened up version.
1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons flour
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups frozen crispy French-fried potatoes (from 20-oz bag)
Optional garnishes: pickles and ketchup
1. Heat oven to 450°F.
2. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is cooked through; drain.
3. Sprinkle flour over beef mixture. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in tomatoes; bring to a boil then remove from heat.
4. Spread beef mixture into an ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with cheese. Arrange frozen potatoes evenly in single layer on top.
5. Bake uncovered about 20 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Season and serve with garnishes if you like.
Recipe from Betty Crocker
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