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Broccoli, Beef & Potato Hotdish

September/October 2010

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This easy casserole, full of ground beef, roasted broccoli and topped with hash browns, was inspired by the classic Minnesota Tater Tot hotdish. Roasting the broccoli before adding it to the casserole gives the whole dish a much more complex and exciting flavor, but it’s by no means necessary. If you want to keep it simple, skip roasting the broccoli (Step 2) and use 6 cups frozen broccoli, thawed, in its place (omit 1 tablespoon oil, as well).



READER'S COMMENT:
"Made some minor changes, and really enjoyed the dish overall. Changes: Used ground turkey instead of beef Added 3 chopped cloves of garlic to turkey/onion mix Made sure to add S/P and a dash of garlic powder for each major component Added...
Broccoli, Beef & Potato Hotdish

36 Reviews for Broccoli, Beef & Potato Hotdish

02/27/2012
Anonymous

Made a few minor changes and loved this dish. Substitute Sreeded cheese for the potatoes and added bacon. Yumm

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02/19/2012
Anonymous
question

I'm making it for the 1st time to freeze for my daughter to have in her freezer after she gives birth. When baking after thawing, do you really use the 450 degree setting you use to roast the broccoli? Isn't that awfully hot?

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CAROL_1842 wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

I'm just making this for the

I'm just making this for the first time and I thought the same thing about the temperature setting. I didn't see any response from anyone as to what temp setting they used. I think 450 is too hot for thawed food. I'm going with 350, Did you do the same?

01/15/2012
Anonymous
Definite Hit!

The one ingredient that Im not quite understanding about this dish is the ground tumeric. I'm not quite sure it would taste any different if that ingredient was omitted. I thought there was a ton of flavor without adding anything extra. I am used to putting tons of extra flavorings in my meals, but was pleasantly surprised at the taste. I will definitely make this again.

Healthy, fun to cook, and filling. My children loved it and it's a great way to get the veggies in.
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11/28/2011
Comfort food at its best!

This dish was so yummy! It's the perfect meal for a cold winter night. I will definitely be making it again. I added two garlic cloves to the onion and beef mixture and I seasoned the beef with a little grill seasoning (I was worried it would need a little more flavor after reading the other reviews). I think I might top it of with some chives for garnish next time. The potatoes were nice and crispy and the cheese sauce was delicious!

Cheesy, crispy potato topping
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05/23/2011
Surprisingly Delicious!

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this dish! My husband and I cooked it together so it was a little hectic in our tiny kitchen. I felt like it took a bit long to prep and cook but again, there were two of us. I used frozen broccoli and it tasted great. I also used frozen hash browns and thawed them a little in a saute pan with some water. I would have cooker them a tiny bit longer. Overall, great dish and I can't wait to make it again.

Tasty, Good ingredients
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