Versatile meals are my favorite, and my beef and potatoes recipe is both simple and versatile. This came about from one of those “It’s-late-and-I-don’t-know-what-to-make” times. But it’s pretty yummy, the whole family likes it, it’s quick and easy…. What’s not to love?
You can serve it plain if you like — just beef and potatoes. Or, you can add sliced or diced onions, mushrooms, peppers, or even tomatoes. I like to add sauteed mushrooms to mine, but I saute them separately since the rest of the family would revolt if they found a mushroom in their food. The horror!
I also serve it with garlic green beans, which I am the only one who really likes. My 2-year-old at the time, Daniel, picked up his, put them on my plate, and asked for more of the main dish.
- 1 lb. ground beef (preferably grass-fed)
- 4 – 5 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
- 4 tbsp. butter
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- Sea salt to taste
Step 1: Combine beef and potatoes in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Step 2: Cook until the beef is done. Add spices.
Step 3: Cook until the potatoes are soft and maybe crispy. Sometimes mine crisp, sometimes not. Add the butter partway through this because the grease from the meat isn’t enough to finish cooking the potatoes.
Step 4: Serve. I add cheese to mine. Or you don’t have to; it depends on how you like it. (I use parmesan or Romano, a hard cheese.)