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Creamed Ground Beef Over Mashed Potatoes

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. Prep
10 min.
15 min.
Ready In
30 min.
Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
Metric measurements


1each onion md, finely chopped
1clove garlicVideo minced
1pound ground beef
1/2teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon cayenne pepperVideo *
1/4teaspoon black pepper *
1/4cup butterVideo or margarine
1/4cup flour, all-purpose
1/2teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon black pepper *
2cups milkVideo lowfat is fine
4medium potatoes cubbed and peeled
1/4cup milkVideo or cream, lowfat is fine
1tablespoon butterVideo or margarine
* not incl. in nutrient facts


Add onions, garlic, and ground beef in a large skillet over medium.

Cook until ground beef is no longer pink. Drain excess fat, then add salt and peppers. Tansfer to a separate bowl.

Melt butter (or margarine) in the skillet.

Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly over low heat for about 2 minutes. Do not burn.

Gradually add milk, stirring constantly after each addition and letting boil before adding more, the result should be a very smooth sauce.

When all milk has been added, continue to stir and bring to a boil.

Allow to boil for one minute or until sauce is thick, continuing to stir.

Remove from heat and stir into beef mixture.

To prepare mashed potatoes:

Add potatoes in a pot with 1/2-inch water to cover.

Cook until potatoes are tender.

Pour off cooking water.

Add butter (or margarine) and milk (or cream).

Mash to desired consistency.

Serve ground beef mixture spooned over the mashed potatoes.

This is really good with colorful vegetables like a mixture of peas, carrots, and corn. It is a wonderful, stick-to-your ribs, warm and cozy meal. If you use low-fat beef and milk, it is a healthy meal too.


Add one teaspoon of your favorite spice blend to make a new and exciting variation. Such as Mexican, Italian or Jamaican.

You can eliminate the cayenne pepper if you don't like spicy hot foods. If you do, then please add more!

First published: last updated: 2014-12-16

2 stars - based on 5 ratings, best: 5, worst: 0, reviews: 2

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over 5 years

ok im confused.....where is the actual recipe? how did it go from Creamed Ground Beef Over Mashed Potatoes to candy?



almost 11 years

Wonderfully different way to serve cottage pie.


What's vanilla, icing & peanut butter have to do with creamed ground beef & mashed potatoes? OMG!

Donna H
Commerce, United States over 4 years ago

Just updated the recipe, now the direction matches the ingredients, and it sounds very delicious. Enjoy cooking!

Toronto, Canada over 4 years ago

looks tasty but beef shouldn't be eaten with milk: the calcium and iron bind together, making both inaccessible to the body. So really, what's the point.

Edmonton, Canada almost 4 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 473g (16.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 65848% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 55%
Saturated Fat 18g 89%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 852mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Sugars g
Protein 72g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 22% Iron 22%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

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