Thursday, February 14, 2013

Ground Beef Stew on Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Homemade stew in 20 minutes! Try this family-pleasing, comfort food meal that fits your busy schedule.



·         ½ lb. lean (at least 80%) ground beef
·         ¼ cup chopped onion
·         1 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
·         2 cups diced tomatoes, drained (from 28-oz can)
·         1 jar (12 oz.) home-style beef gravy
·         ¼ teaspoon pepper


·         1 cup water
·         2 tablespoons margarine or butter
·         ½ teaspoon garlic salt
·         ½ cup milk
·         1 1/3 cups mashed potato flakes
·         1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


1.       In 10-inch non-stick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.

2.       Add all remaining Stew ingredients; mix well. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.

3.       Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, heat water, margarine and garlic salt to boiling. Remove from heat; add milk. Stir in potato flakes and parsley. Cover to keep warm.

4.       To serve, fluff potatoes with fork. Serve stew over potatoes.

Happy Cooking

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