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Beef and Bacon Casserole

One of Susan's passions is cooking and creating new recipes for family and friends.

This beef and bacon casserole is ready to eat!

This beef and bacon casserole is ready to eat!

Bringing Old Recipes Back With a Twist

I'm always fiddling around with recipes, trying to improve on them or change them up to meet everyone's tastes. The recipe I am sharing here is an old family favorite that is very similar to a shepherds pie, although I have revamped it to add a little pizazz.

Comfort food is the food that makes us feel good—satisfied, calm, cared for and carefree. It’s food that fills us up emotionally and physically . . . finding comfort in food is a basic human experience.

— Ellie Krieger

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

30 min

1 hour

1 hour 30 min

six servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds potatoes, halved and quartered
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 to 6 slices bacon, lightly fried
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cups frozen vegetables, peas, carrots, corn, and green beans
  • paprika
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Wash, cut up, and boil the potatoes. When they are fork-tender, mash them. Add the garlic, butter, and milk, and continue mashing until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Fry the bacon until it begins to render fat, leaving the bacon grease in the pan. Remove the bacon strips from the pan and place them on paper towels. Set aside.
  3. In the same pan as the bacon, add the ground beef and onions, cooking until the beef is no longer pink. Drain well and set aside.
  4. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. In a large casserole dish, add the beef and onion mixture. Next, add the frozen vegetables, covering the meat completely. Spoon the mashed potatoes on top of the vegetables and smooth with a butter knife.
  6. Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper and paprika.
  7. Add the cooked bacon and top with the grated cheese.
  8. Place it in the oven and cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  9. Remove the casserole from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Cut, serve, and enjoy!

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Comments

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 23, 2019:

Thank you, and yes you did in your fan mail.

Luis G Asuncion from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 22, 2019:

Have a great weekend too. By the way, did I mentioned to you already that the name of my wife is also Susan?

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 22, 2019:

Thank you, and I do hope you enjoy the Beef and Bacon Casserole as much as we do. Have a great weekend.

Luis G Asuncion from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 22, 2019:

I will include this recipe in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing it.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 13, 2019:

Wesman, Yes you sure are. :)

Wesman Todd Shaw from Kaufman, Texas on November 12, 2019:

There's one thing I know for sure. Never has a thing failed for the addition of more bacon! I think I even learned that on my own. Cuz I'm smart and stuff. Heh.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 12, 2019:

Thanks so much, Chitrangada.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on November 12, 2019:

This recipe combines some incredible flavours. I believe it’s suitable for any occasion or special family dinner.

Thanks for sharing the details and helpful pictures.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 27, 2019:

Thanks so much, Thelma!

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on October 21, 2019:

This sounds delicious. A comfort food not only for winter season when everything is cold. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I will pin this for later use.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 10, 2019:

Thanks, Peg.

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on October 09, 2019:

I love this wonderful recipe. Nothing like beef and bacon with potatoes to satisfy the appetite and with the temperatures cooling down, it's time to use the oven again! Hooray. Thanks for the great casserole recipe.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 08, 2019:

Thanks, Shauna. I'm with your son on that one :)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 08, 2019:

Thank you, Pamela!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 08, 2019:

Thanks so much, Rachel!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 08, 2019:

Patricia, thanks so much!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 08, 2019:

Thanks, Peggy, starting to use my oven more too now. I hope you enjoy the recipe.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 08, 2019:

Bill, I'm hoping the snow doesn't fly too soon :)

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on October 08, 2019:

OMG, this is comfort food to the enth degree, Susan! My son would love this. He's of the philosophy that everything is better with bacon.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 08, 2019:

This meal looks delicious. All the ingredients sound perfect. Thank you for this recipe.

Rachel Alba on October 08, 2019:

Sounds and looks really good to me. Everything all in one dish. Bacon was a good addition too. Thanks for sharing. I am going to pin this one.

Blessings to you.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on October 08, 2019:

O my....I am always looking for dishes for our Sunday brunch at church. This will definitely be a hit. thanks for sharing. Angels are headed your way this afternoon. ps

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 08, 2019:

Oh my! This sounds delicious! Now that temperatures are moderating, I'll be using the oven more often. Pinning this so that I can easily find it. Thanks for your recipe.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 08, 2019:

That truly is comfort food....casseroles are best served when the snow is flying and the bones are chilled. A nice casserole makes it all seem better.