1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp butter or margarine
2 lbs extra lean ground beef
3 large carrots, shredded
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp fresh parsley, minced
1/2 tsp crushed dried thyme
1/2 tsp crushed dried sage
2/3 cup beef broth
8 servings mashed potatoes (i.e., from 8 small-medium potatoes)
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Saute onion and garlic in butter or margarine until tender. Add
ground beef and saute, breaking up the meat, until browned. Stir
in carrots, tomato paste, parsley, thyme and sage. Add beef broth
and season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer gently 30 minutes.
Spoon into well-greased 8" square baking dish. Spread mashed
potatoes over the beef mixture. Mix cheeses and sprinkle on top
of mashed potatoes. Bake 10 - 15 minutes, until cheeses are melted
and top is golden brown.