POTATO-TOPPED GROUND BEEF SKILLET RECIPE


Compared to other ground beef skillet recipes, the depth of flavor in this recipe is amazing. If your butcher has chili grind beef, which is coarsely ground, go for that; it lends an extra-meaty texture.

Prep Time    : 25  mins
Cook Time   : 45 mins

Servings      : 8

INGREDIENTS

·         2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
·         1/2 teaspoon salt
·         1/4 teaspoon pepper
·         1 tablespoon olive oil
·         1 large onion, chopped
·         4 medium carrots, sliced
·         1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
·         4 garlic cloves, minced
·         2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
·         2 teaspoons herbes de Provence
·         1-1/4 cups dry red wine or reduced-sodium beef broth
·         1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
   
TOPPING
·         1-1/4 pounds red potatoes (about 4 medium), cut into 1/4-inch slices
·         1 tablespoon olive oil
·         1/4 teaspoon salt
·         1/8 teaspoon pepper
·         1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
·         Minced fresh parsley, optional




INSTRUCTIONS

1.   In a broiler-safe 12-in. skillet, cook and crumble beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper; remove from pan.
2. In same pan, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute onion, carrots, mushrooms and garlic until onion is tender, 4-6 minutes. Stir in flour and herbs; cook 1 minute. Stir in wine; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Add beef and broth; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until flavors are blended, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
3.   Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, 10-12 minutes. Drain; cool slightly.
4.  Preheat broiler. Arrange potatoes over stew, overlapping slightly; brush lightly with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then cheese. Broil 5-6 in. from heat until potatoes are lightly browned, 6-8 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.

Test Kitchen Tips
·     Common olive oil works better for cooking at high heat than virgin or extra-virgin oil. These higher grades have ideal flavor for cold foods, but they smoke at lower temperatures.
·         Using a combination of ground beef and Italian sausage gives this recipe a flavor boost. (And it’s a great idea for perking up most ground beef meals.)
·         Try these super easy ground beef recipes.


NUTRITION

1-1/4 cups: 313 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 459mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


Recipe from tasteofhome.com

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