Hearty Beef-and-potato Casserole
  • 1 package (5.1 oz.) scalloped potatoes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 8 oz. sliced fresh carrots
  • 1 pkg. (17 oz.) precooked beef tips with gravy
  • 1 can (14 1/2 oz.) Italian-style diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 Tbsp. red-wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  1. Heat oven to 425°F. In a large glass bowl, prepare scalloped potatoes for baking (using 2 cups boiling water, 1/2 cup milk, and 2 Tbs. butter). Place bowl in microwave and cook 5 minutes; stir and cook 5 minutes more. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, microwave carrots and 1 Tbs. water, covered, for 5 minutes.
  3. In a 1 1/2- or 2-quart baking dish, stir together beef, cooked carrots, drained tomatoes, and vinegar. Spoon potato mixture over beef mixture, and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Spray top with vegetable cooking spray. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
This was so FAST and EASY for those nights where you have NO time to throw a satisfying dinner together for the family!