Previously I participated in Not Me Monday's... however, A.) MckMama hasn't been doing them lately, and B.) I can't seem to remember what I didn't do come Monday, SO over at A Love Worth Waiting For Lyndsie started Monday's Meals. I decided I would join, as I love food AND I'm always looking for something different to cook.
Today's Monday Meal will be somewhat simple because later this week I will be delivering 20 entries off at the fair in hopes that I might see a good return.
Creamy Hamburger Pie:
When I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner one evening he said smartly: "Hamburger Pie"
I decided to respond with "Hamburger Pie". It is a variation of a Shepards Pie, but is super YUMMY! :)
2-3 pounds of potatoes, peeled, diced, and mashed
4 oz cream cheese
4 oz of sour cream
4 oz of cheddar cheese, shredded
2 pounds of ground meat, we prefer beef, but you could definitely mix in some turkey or chicken if you would like
8 oz of heavy cream
4-6 white mushrooms, sliced
1/2 small onion, diced
1/2 pkg of bacon, diced
reserved bacon grease
1/2 C chicken or beef broth
1t cornstarch and water mixed until smooth
Make mashed potatoes mixing cream cheese, sour cream, and cheddar cheese into potatoes. Set aside
Brown Bacon, reserve fat. Crumble and set aside.
Brown hamburger, season as you wish. I use kosher salt, pepper, and garlic. Toss in onion to carmelize with the meat. Drain and set aside.
Pour 1/2 of your reserved bacon renderings into pan, add mushroom, cook for 2-3 minutes. Add 3/4 of the bacon back into pan. Pour broth and cream into pan, bring to a boil and simmer for another minute. Add cornstarch mixture to thicken.
Now it's time to assemble.
I spray a 9X13 baking dish with Pam. Add hamburger, pour sauce over meat, top with mashed potatoes, sprinkle remaining bacon on top. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees... ENJOY!
I served with roasted carrots.
Peel fresh carrots, sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes... DELISH!