I have no idea when I found this recipe. It’s been in the arsenal for a bit of time. I finally bought some ground meat to be able to make it. I took a few shortcuts with it that made it a less labor intensive recipe
Ingredients (Forgot the potatoes). The barley malt was a replacement for molasses. The canned tomatoes and frozen onions stood in place for the fresh. Quite frankly, I was feeling a little lazy and these were both cheaper options.
And make mashed potatoes out of them. The recipe called for the potatoes to me made with oil and the water the potatoes were boiled in. That didn’t sound very good to me, how about you? I decided to go ahead and make real mashed with milk, butter, and salt. I mashed them with a hand masher instead of mixers so it would have a little more texture.
This is another place I went different than the recipe. It said to add the beef to a casserole dish and top with the potatoes before broiling. I don’t know what your casserole dishes are like, but I am almost positive that mine say no broiler. I decided to just use the skillet as a casserole dish. I knew it would be fine in the oven since cast iron is used in direct fires (thank you cooking channels)
I really liked the recipe. It was a little sweet, but balanced by the potatoes very well. I think adding some heat to the beef mixture would make this even better. I am considering making my sloppy joe recipe as the base next time. Something easy and even though it seems common, something I never would have thought of to start myself. Sometimes the easy answerers aren’t always the ones that come to mind first.