Casseroles Main Course

Ground Beef Au Gratin

January 27, 2014

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This ground beef au gratin takes the cheesiness of au gratin potatoes and makes it a meal!

This is another dish that was born out of necessity. I had all of the ingredients to make Au gratin potatoes with ham….except the ham and needed an easy and tasty dinner idea that I could do with ingredients that I had on hand. Well, I have plenty of grass-fed ground beef in the freezer, so I figured…”why not?”

It was pretty easy to figure out that it wasn’t going to taste yucky. And it made a nice cheesy casserole that was nice and filling. This is definitely a recipe that I will add to our fall and winter recipe rotation!

Ground Beef Au Gratin

Now the classic Au Gratin potato recipe has some ground beef added for a complete meal!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground beef grass fed
  • 2 cups potatoes diced
  • 1 1/2 cups cauliflower chopped
  • 2 tsp minced onion
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup whole milk or heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a skillet, brown the ground beef.
  • Add the potatoes and cauliflower to a large saucepan filled with water and boil until soft.
  • Drain the potatoes and add to a casserole dish
  • Top potatoes with minced onion.
  • Spoon browned ground beef over top of the potatoes.
  • In the saucepan used for the potatoes, add butter and melt over medium low heat.
  • Once melted, add arrowroot powder and mix well.
  • Cook butter mixture for about 5 minutes to allow it to thickened.
  • Add the milk or heavy cream and mix well.
  • Add the cheese a bit at a time, stir and allow it to melt fully.
  • Pour mixture over potato and ground beef mixture.
  • Place casserole dish into the oven.
  • Cook for 30 minutes.

Ground Beef Au Gratin from Kathrynseppamaki.com #realfood #grainfree #glutenfree

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