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Potato and Ground Beef Gratin

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  • 1 pound ground beef (lean, at least 80%)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
  • 1 small onion (chopped, 1/4 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons flour (all-purpose)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves (chopped)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese (12 oz)
  • 6 potatoes (medium white, 2 1/2 lb, peeled, thinly sliced, 6 cups)
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    Calories1030Calories from Fat520
    Total Fat58g89%
    Saturated Fat32g160%
    Trans Fat1g
    Calories from Fat520
    Total Carbohydrate68g23%
    Dietary Fiber7g28%
    Vitamin A25%
    Vitamin C110%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Crystal 6 months ago
    With a bit of tweaking, this could be awesome. I did most everything according to the directions but instead of 3 cups of milk I used 1 cup of milk, 1 cup of heavy cream and 1 cup of water (we have a wee one so milk is a precious resource). I also used one large onion and one small since we’re fans of onions. I did add oragano, onion powder and garlic powder to both layers of potatoes. What we (after discussion with the fiancé) would change next time: 1. An extra cup of cheese in the cheese sauce. 2. Adding salt and pepper to the top of both layers of potatoes in addition to the oregano (this was a huge flavor boost that I wasn’t expecting). 3. Using half the cheese sauce on the bottom layer of potatoes instead of just the top. Overall, it’s still good but these few changes might make it excellent.
    Jeff & Allison 10 months ago
    Came out a bit salty and would probably put more than a pound of ground beef with this. Otherwise it was good!
    Gord Mowat a year ago
    It turned out great I did modified it I modify every recipe a little bit. I would make it again
    Bob Gray a year ago
    Excellent comfort food. I added garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce to the ground beef.
    Kenzie Berg 2 years ago
    Really good! Seasoned beef well and cooked until done.
    Warus 2 years ago
    Delicious! I added onion, garlic, and some oregano to the beef to add flavor as per the other reviews. Family loved it
    Wilson-Reaves 2 years ago
    It was MARVELOUS!! I took the advice of another person who left a review about this dish. I added Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder to the meat. I also added a little salt and pepper to the cheese sauce.
    Sara Miniard 2 years ago
    Comfort food at its finest! Very cheesy and delicious!! I added one teaspoon of garlic powder and one capful of Worcestershire sauce to the ground beef while I was browning it.
    monica s. 3 years ago
    family loved it. real easy quick meal
    Hamilton 3 years ago
    Delicious! Will be making this again!
    Megan Swift 3 years ago
    Great will make again
    Kozak 3 years ago
    Yes, very yummy comfort food, to be sure. I recommend draining the meat VERY well. I will make this again, I think with 1 cup gruyere cheese and a splash of worcestershire sauce in the meat. Dang! I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!
    Sabastion Ashpole 3 years ago
    Awesome! Added extra cheese.
    Doelman 3 years ago
    Add garlic powder,salt, pepper on each layer of potatoes and also in meat and sauce
    Buchanan 3 years ago
    Delicious! Will make again.
    Gabe S. 3 years ago
    It turned out well. could use a little more time in oven for potatoes. Also could use more seasoning. but over all a good meal.
    it came out okay, not really packing much flavor.
    Chuck Brommer 3 years ago
    used mozzerella instead of cheddar. couldve cooked longer. potatoes were still a bit raw
    Dee 3 years ago
    My family enjoyed I will make it again
    Stephanie 3 years ago
    I made this tonight with a few changes: First layer, potatoes which I salted and peppered. Second layer, ground beef. Third layer, thin slices of Monterey Jack (my family loves cheese!). Fourth layer, half of the cheese sauce. Fifth layer, potatoes again.. Sixth layer, the rest of the cheese sauce. I didn't top with grated cheese because I personally don't like crispy cheese. Turned out really yummy. Great comfort food!
    Cooper Sluka 3 years ago
    Amazing! I don’t have any complaints for this recipe at all! This was a hit in my family.
    Mary S. 3 years ago
    Very bland...to much spice in the sauce. I wouldn’t recommend this recipe. I threw it in the garbage.
    Silvana Jacob 3 years ago
    Tasted good but it was missing some seasoning, will try around more next time.
    Sarah 3 years ago
    Very good recipe! Takes a little time to cook but fairly fast prep time and a hit with my two year old!
    jess ren 3 years ago
    really really good! husband loved it! i would probably use less of the cheese sauce because mine ended up having way too much, but other then that very good and easy to make :D
    Tamika Prevost 3 years ago
    the dish turned out great! I put two in half milk, and tasted the onion cheese mixture before adding layers
    Dawn 3 years ago
    i didnt have thyme so i substituted basil. It turned out good. I think Yummly was a little off on the ingredient increase for more servings. Go easy on the milk, the cheese was pretty runny, and you definitely dont need too many more potatoes for serbing more people. I made 3 layers and still had dome left over.
    Michelle M. 4 years ago
    I added chives to it. Could probably use something else as well. It was compared to hamburger helper but obviously better since it was all real ingredients
    Veronica C. 4 years ago
    Yes!! My husband did because i just surgery and he followed the instructions easily! It was YUMMY! we would add more cheese maybe on top the meat layer.
    Alyssa Kanable 5 years ago
    My husband and I absolutely loved it! I added my own ingredients as well. We Would definitely make again.