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Ground Beef and Potato Gratin

Jennifer Ehlers: "Came out yummy. My picky eater said it was delici…" Read More
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Ground Beef and Potato Gratin

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Creamy au gratin potatoes are made even heartier with the addition of seasoned ground beef.


  • nonstick cooking spray (for baking dish)
  • 2 lb. yukon gold (sliced 1/8-inch thick, 2 lb. is 5-6 medium potatoes)
  • salt (to taste, for potatoes)
  • black pepper (to taste, for potatoes)
  • nonstick cooking spray (for beef)
  • 1 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 onion (small, finely diced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. salt (for beef)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper (for beef)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups half and half
  • 1 tsp. salt (for sauce)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper (for sauce)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt (to taste, for top layer)
  • black pepper (to taste, for top layer)
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    Calories300Calories from Fat150
    Total Fat17g26%
    Saturated Fat10g50%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat150
    Total Carbohydrate16g5%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Jennifer Ehlers 2 months ago
    Came out yummy. My picky eater said it was delicious. Only changes were Italian seasoning, 1 cup of milk to finish the half and half, and I sautéed my onions and garlic before cooking the beef. My gravey came out a little thick but it’s been a while since I flexed that skill. Over all, very good I didn’t measure out salt or pepper. I just followed my heart.
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    Geri 5 months ago
    Great! Couldn’t get enough
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    Bethany Kern 2 years ago
    Addictive! Double it!
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    Derhammer 2 years ago
    turned out great. everyone loved it
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    Trina Burdett 2 years ago
    great! I added fresh 🍄
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    Kendra Jef 2 years ago
    My man and I just finished making the meal. waiting for it to cool down. Im sure it will taste great!
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    Sherry Hawk 2 years ago
    My husband and I thought this recipe was delicious! I will definitely make it again!
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    Troeller 2 years ago
    My family enjoyed this. There is enough in the pan to freeze half after dinner for a family of four. Next time I’ll thin the sauce a bit and maybe add some more herbs.
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    pam p. 2 years ago
    easy and delicious!!!
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    Adriana Gregg 2 years ago
    my family loved it. so simple and delicious.
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    Tina Gilmore 2 years ago
    This was an excellent choice. Tender potatoes. I added sour cream. Great taste. Wonderful casserole.
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    Linda Fay 2 years ago
    delish. added a touch of smoked paprika, loved it
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    Francesca Suina 2 years ago
    Quick and easy. Delicious!
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    Sarah V. 2 years ago
    the burger was seasoned nice, the potatoes were fork tender. but there was just too much sauce.
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    Steven W. 2 years ago
    Added some corn on top of the ground beef. Turned out great
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    maggie morris 2 years ago
    I took the advice in other reviews and added two minced cloves of garlic, salt, pepper and 2 TBSP of Worcestershire sauce plus 1 TBSP water to the meat. I didnt have half and half so i used one cup heavy cream and one cup whole milk instead. I salted the cream sauce added grated parmesan, garlic powder, pepper, dried parsley to it. The kids and I loved it!
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    Nichole Whatley 2 years ago
    It was a hit for my family but I also adjusted a couple of things.
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    AZ 2 years ago
    Same as people suggested, add some more spices to both the beef and the sauce.. I thought the sauce was a bit thick, so if you're a health conscious eater maybe you want to take a cup off..
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    Yvonne Miller 2 years ago
    It’s very tasty; however, I did doctor up the recipe with fresh herbs (Thyme, Rosemary, Parsley). Read the reviews and took their advice by adding Parmesan cheese, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon Mustard, Cayenne pepper and tons of garlic. Without these additions, it would have been only sustenance. Wish I added more liquid to the beef mixture. It was a bit dry.
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    Rose Marie 2 years ago
    This recipe is amazing. As mentioned in the other reviews added some herbs and tomato chunks to the meat (cooked well until all fluid drained) and turned out delicious 😊 will do it again for sure
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    Brandi Rosales 3 years ago
    Great! But I added all spices in my cupboard to the meat and followed other reviews and added Worcester sauce! Definitely a plus. would have been boring without the additional spices
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    Sunita M. 3 years ago
    This is a great recipe base. I too added a bunch of spices like cayenne, italian herbs, garlic, bay leaf, and celery salt to give it some depth. Other than that it was excellent, super easy to follow, very filling.
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    Maria Quezada 3 years ago
    followed review suggestion. was great!
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    This recipe is really bland on its own. I followed tips from other comments and it turned out delicious. I added 2 tbs of whorchestershire and 5 cloves of garlic to the beef. I added 3 cloves of garlic, 1 tbs of whorchestershire, a couple tbs of basil pesto, a 1/4 of parmesan cheese, and 5 tbs of djon mistard to the sauce. Yes that's how bland it was until I Doctored the heck out of it.
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    Kaitlin Judd 3 years ago
    I had to add parmesan, garlic and Worcestershire sauce otherwise the sauce and meat were very bland. I added 1 tbs of Worcestershire to the beef and half cup of fresh grated parmesan and two garlic cloves to the sauce... it was fantastic!