Mar 17, 2010

Hamburger and Sweet Potato Casserole

With doing daycare, I find that I make a lot of casseroles (or hot dishes:) for the kids. Makes it much easier to get the nutrition they need in one meal. One of the kids' favorites is this casserole I came up with when I didn't have regular potatoes. It has become my number one comfort food, as it's creamy, with a hint of sweetness to it!

Sweet Potato Casserole

1 lb. hamb browned with onions
1-2 sweet potatoes (depending on size)
1-2 large carrots chopped
4-5 Tbl butter
4-5 Tbl flour
1 clove garlic

To make the white sauce, melt the butter in saucepan. For a casserole like this, I usually use 5 Tbl butter, but adjust to your liking. Add minced garlic and cook for a few seconds, add flour, cook for a minute or so and add milk so the sauce is the right consistency. I would guess I add a half a cup? Maybe? Add hamb and sweet potatoes, mix all together and bake covered at 350 degrees until sweet potatoes are soft.



Rainy Day Farm said...

Oh, that does look good and I am always looking for ways to add sweet potatoes to our diet. They are so yummy and nutritious. I love the make purees of sweet potatoes and add them to soups, so good. Good to have you back.

Jo's Health Corner said...

I have to try this recipe. I am also trying to use more sweet potatoes since it is so much better for you..

Mandy said...

Mmmm...I love these types of casseroles (aren't you supposed to call it hot dish?).

Welcome back. I bet you had a great time on your trip!

Bungalow'56 said...

Hi Cara,
This dish does look really good. I just happen to have a butternut squash on hand. Do you think that would work? How is your Lenten, less computer/facebook time working out? I still have a ways to go with my decluttering and Proverbs reading. We've said no to desserts and I think the same thing is happening with me as chocolate was for you. I am eating a lot of bread and jam to compensate. Sigh.
Take care,

Zein said...

Cara :) How do you season the beef/onions in this dish? Plain ol' salt and pepper?

Cara said...

Zein- Yes, just salt and pepper:)