My husband and I really liked this recipe. It was a simple-tasting, comforting casserole - perfect for a cool fall day. The roasted broccoli was delicious - it really makes the casserole. We decided it tastes like a loaded baked potato...minus the bacon (on second thought, bacon would taste great crumbled on top!). There's nothing that will challenge your tastebuds here, but sometimes a down-home casserole is just what you need. The downside is that I dirtied just about every pot and cutting board in the kitchen.
Broccoli, Beef & Potato Hotdish
From EatingWell: September/October 2010
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).
35 Reviews for Broccoli, Beef & Potato Hotdish
I wanted to like this. But I thought it was only barely edible. Didn't like the corn starch taste. Used Whole Foods hashbrowns, highest quality beef, organic broccoli, but will not make again.
I didn't love this recipe, I want to so badly but it was just missing something I can't quite put my finger on. It does definitely require more salt than the recipe calls for as above posters have noted.
Hrm, I just don't love it. I wanted to though, but like other posters said it definitely needs more salt. It was just missing something for me, I can't quite put my finger on it though.
I made this dish as is and it was wonderful. Roasting the broccoli adds a lot of flavor. It's a keeper!