Potato Topped Beef Bowl
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 16 oz. pkg frozen mixed vegetables
1 8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese (2 cups)
1/4 cup snipped fresh Italian flat leaf parsley
Salt and ground black pepper
2 cups instant mashed potato flakes
2 Tblsps. butter, melted
1. Preheat broiler. In extra large skillet brown beef over medium high heat; drain off fat. Stir in frozen vegetables.
Cook stirring occasionally, until heated through. Stir in half the cheese, half the parsley, 1/4 tsp.salt and 1/8 tsp.pepper.
2. In large bowl combine 2 cups boiling water, potato flakes, and 1 tablespoon of the butter. Stir until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
3. Divide beef mixture among four 16 oz. broiler safe dishes. Top with potatoes, sprinkle remaining cheese. Broil 3 inches from heat for 2 to 3 minutes, until cheese if melted. Drizzle with melted butter, sprinkle with remaining parsley. Serves 4
Credit: Recipe is property of Better Homes and Gardens magazine dated December 2008.