1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 diced bell pepper (I had an orange bell pepper on hand when I made the hamburger pie pictured)
1 16-oz can green beans, drained
1 8-oz can tomato sauce (can also use 1 can condensed tomato soup)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
3 potatoes, peeled and quartered
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Cook the ground beef, onion and pepper until the meat is done. Stir in the beans, tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Spoon the meat mixture into a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.
- While the meat is cooking, boil the potatoes until tender. Mash them while hot; adding enough milk to make them fluffy and butter and salt and pepper to taste. (You can also use instant potatoes, but they're just not as good).
- Drop potatoes on top of the meat mixture. Sprinkle with the cheese.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.