Thursday, September 10, 2009

Chili-Cheese Mash

This dish is an odd but delicious combination of 4 of my favorite meals; Shepard's Pie, Stuffed Peppers, Swiss Steak and Chili. It may sound strange but it's the kind of yummy comfort food that warms you up from the inside out.

Chili-Cheese Mash

1 lb ground beef
1 small onion, diced
1/2 of large green bell pepper, diced (optional)
1 8oz can tomato sauce
3 cups mashed potatoes, prepared
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/ cup Cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

In a medium skillet cook onion, green pepper and ground beef until onion is transparent, green pepper is soft and the ground beef is browned and cooked through. Add tomato sauce, season with salt and pepper and add chili powder and garlic powder. Mix 1 cup of mashed potatoes with the meat mixture and place in 8 or 9 inch baking dish. Top with remaining 2 cups of mashed potatoes. Sprinkle cheese over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.


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