This is a very filling Australian outback recipe that is often made for the shearers.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place potato slices in a medium bowl with enough water to cover.

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  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in ground beef, onion, tomato sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until beef is evenly browned and onions are tender.

  • In a separate medium saucepan over medium heat, melt 1/4 cup butter, and thoroughly blend in flour. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir 5 minutes, or until thickened. Reduce heat, and blend Cheddar cheese into the mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Line a medium baking dish with 1/2 the potato slices. Pour in the ground beef mixture, and top with mushrooms. Cover with the cheese sauce mixture. Top with remaining potatoes. Dot with 2 tablespoons butter.

  • Bake 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

646 calories; 42 g total fat; 121 mg cholesterol; 455 mg sodium. 42.9 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2009
from Kattjovi I have been reading a lot of reviews where people have said they need to drain the fat from the meat. This is an Australian Recipe and we don't have a high fat content in our mince steak so we don't need to drain it. I apologise to o/s cooks I did not realise this when I posted the recipe and yes Ketchup is Tomato Sauce in Australia. I think this recipe is quite versatile you can add whatever herbs etc you like you could even spice it up with a bit of chili powder! That's the fun of cooking (I think) experimenting! Enjoy! Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/11/2004
This was horrible. I too sliced the potatoes really thin and they were still firm after cooking it for more than 40 minutes. Plus is was so so soupy. I think 2 cups of milk is way too much liquid. I probably wont make this again. Sorry. Read More
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67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
12/12/2005
I liked this meal but the wife and kids did not. The kids liked the potatoes but not the meat (the Worcestershire taste I think). My wife was unhappy that the potatoes were only partially cooked (even after an extended baking time). I think if I were to make it again I would bake it covered with foil for 45min then uncovered for the last 15min(this is how I cook my scalloped ham and potatoes and the potatoes are always tender). This could be a great meat and potatoes recipe with some adjustments. Read More
(35)
Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2005
I liked this recipe a lot however you definately need to drain the meat. To cut down on the grease I used half a cup of cheddar cheese and half a cup of monteray jack cheese.(cheddar cheese is very oily). As far as the potatoes go first I pre-cooked the meat with onions fresh garlic and chili sauce (replacing the tomato sauce). I then refrigerated the meat for about an hour. Then I sliced the potatoes very thin and cooked the whole thing together for 1hr. The first half hour I kept it covered with aluminum foil and then took it off the last half hour. The potoes came out very tender. My husband and kids loved it. Read More
(30)
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2003
This is good and filling as claimed. It's basically "shepherd's pie meets scalloped potatoes". Good plain comfort food but if you are looking for something with more zing you may want to add a bit of spice or chili sauce to the meat when you cook it. Make sure to cut the potatoes really thin too or else you'll be cooking it for a long(er) time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2009
from Kattjovi I have been reading a lot of reviews where people have said they need to drain the fat from the meat. This is an Australian Recipe and we don't have a high fat content in our mince steak so we don't need to drain it. I apologise to o/s cooks I did not realise this when I posted the recipe and yes Ketchup is Tomato Sauce in Australia. I think this recipe is quite versatile you can add whatever herbs etc you like you could even spice it up with a bit of chili powder! That's the fun of cooking (I think) experimenting! Enjoy! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2003
This one is a keeper! Very yummy indeed. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2007
Delicioso! I drained the beef. I also used the "soy substitute" recipe from this site instead of Worcheshire Sauce. I tried 5 potatoes since I used 2lbs of beef but that was still too much. Suggest 4 potatoes. I double the sauce since I did have double the meat. Also cooked with foil on for 1 hr and uncovered for 20 more minutes. Perfection! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 2 stars
06/05/2003
I found this recipe very bland. It also was greasy as the recipe did not call for draining the ground beef/onion mixture. It also took longer to cook the potatoes to doneness than the recipe claimed. I won't fix this again.We ended up making burgers on the grill. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2007
This is quite a filling casserole. I baked it a little longer and some of the potatoes were not quite cooked. Give it some extra time in the oven. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2003
Simple filling hearty honest dish Read More
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