Oma's Ground Beef Casserole with Veggies

Oma's Ground Beef Casserole with Veggies

Looking for a ground beef casserole, aka Hackauflauf, that's just that extra bit special? Here's a yummy one that I make and that's why it's in my quick and easy dinner recipes collection.

Ground beef, cheese, and veggies. Yum!

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook/Bake Time

50 minutes

Total Time

60 minutes

Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 small cauliflower, into bite-size pieces
  • ½ lb broccoli, into bite-size pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • salt, pepper
  • 1 tsp each curry powder, dried thyme, paprika
  • ¼ lb lean bacon, cubed
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup broth
  • ¼ lb Emmentaler, grated (or more to taste!)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cook cauliflower and broccoli pieces in boiling salted water for about 5 minutes. Drain.
  3. In frying pan, brown chopped onion in butter. Add garlic. Add ground beef and continue browning, while stirring, until meat is nicely browned, crumbly, and cooked through.
  4. Season with curry, thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  5. Place meat mixture into greased casserole dish.
  6. Add cauliflower and broccoli over the meat.
  7. In frying pan, brown bacon in oil. Sprinkle flour over and stir. Add milk and broth and continue cooking and stirring until sauce is creamy.
  8. Add cheese to sauce and stir.
  9. Pour sauce over meat/veggie mixture.
  10. Bake, uncovered, for about 30 minutes, until top is nicely golden brown.

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