Potato and Ground Beef Gratin

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  • 35 min prep time
  • 1 hr 45 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 6 servings

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
3
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
3
cups milk
3
cups shredded mild Cheddar cheese (12 oz)
6
medium white potatoes (2 1/2 lb), peeled, thinly sliced (6 cups)

Directions

  1. 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. 2 In 10-inch skillet, cook beef, salt and pepper over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  3. 3 Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add onion; cook about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in flour. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in thyme.
  4. 4 Stir milk into onion mixture. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in 2 cups of the cheese until melted.
  5. 5 Spread half of the potatoes in baking dish. Top with beef; spread remaining potatoes over beef. Pour cheese sauce over potatoes.
  6. 6 Cover with foil; bake 45 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese over potatoes. Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes longer or until top is brown and bubbly and potatoes are tender. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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