Homemade Organic Better-Than-Velveeta Classic American Casseroles Loaded Mashed Potato

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Ground Beef Mixture:

Mashed Potatoes:

  • 8 to 10 small organic potatoes
  • 1/2 cup grass-fed organic whole milk (optional; use 1/2 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water instead)
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 3 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground organic peppercorn blend

Cheese Sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 2 Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour
  • 1 cup grass-fed organic whole milk
  • 1 cup organic cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. organic paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. organic ground turmeric

Topping:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease a 2 quart casserole dish with additional pasture butter.
  3. In a deep frying pan, cook the bacon until crisp, then chop into small bits and set aside; Reserve 1 tablespoon grease in pan (reserve the rest for future use) and add 2 tablespoons of flour to the grease and stir until well combined.
  4. Make Mashed Potatoes:  In a large stockpot, bring a half-gallon of water to a boil.  Meanwhile, scrub and cube potatoes (peel if desired).  Add the cubed potatoes to the boiling water and cook for 20 minutes, or until fork tender.  Remove from boiling water, add milk, butter, salt and pepper until well blended.
  5. Make Ground Beef Mixture:   
    1. If using Homemade Organic Freezer Meat Mix:  Pour 1/2 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water into the pan used to fry the bacon; Add the frozen mix, and onions.  Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.  Uncover; break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces.  Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. (proceed to step c)
    2. If using grass-fed organic ground beef: Put the beef in the same frying pan used to crisp the bacon, add the onions.  Cook over medium heat until the meat is browned and the onions are translucent.  (proceed to step c)
    3. Add the beef stock, vegetable stock, salt, pepper and sour cream to the meat mixture; Cook until thickened and bubbly, set aside.
  6. Make Cheese Sauce:  Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, then add the flour, stirring until thick and smooth.  Pour in the milk, salt, pepper, paprika and turmeric, whisking until well combined.  Cook the mixture until it thickens, then add the cheese and stir until blended.  Keep on the back burner on low heat until needed.
  7. To Assemble Casserole: Pour the meat mixture into the prepared baking dish.  Top with the prepared mashed potatoes, spreading to coat evenly.  Top with the warmed cheese sauce.  Sprinkle the top with bacon pieces and chives.
  8. Bake at 350° Fahrenheit for 20- 25 minutes or until heated through; The casserole should be bubbly at the sides.
  9. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Homemade Organic Angler’s Pie

This is the seafood version of Shephard’s Pie that I have created myself.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the fish oil and heat until warm and bubbly.
  4. Cook the carrots over medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add the onions and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add the garlic and cook for 1 -2 minutes.
  7. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute while stirring to mix well.
  8. Pour the stock, green beans and peas into the saucepan and bring to a boil.
  9. Add Creole seasoning, pepper and salt; Reduce heat to a simmer.
  10. Simmer for 30 minutes, uncovered; Remove from heat.
  11. Add the fish and shrimp to the stew.
  12. Place the stew in the bottom of a casserole dish.
  13. Mix the milk with the mashed potatoes until well blended.
  14. Cover the stew mixture with mashed potatoes.
  15. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes at 350° Fahrenheit, or until the mixture is bubbly around the edges.
  16. Enjoy!

 

Homemade Organic Chickenherder’s Pie

This is the chicken version of Shepherd’s Pie (which is made with lamb).

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup shredded Homemade Organic Chicken Roast
  • 1 cup Homemade Organic Chicken Stock
  • 1 cup organic frozen peas
  • 3-4 organic carrots, chopped
  • 1 organic yellow onion, chopped
  • 3-4 organic garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup organic green beans
  • 2 tsp. organic Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. organic freshly-ground peppercorn blend
  • 2 Tbsp. organic home rendered schmaltz (chicken fat)
  • 3 cups Homemade Organic Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup organic grass-fed whole milk
  • 3 Tbsp. organic arrowroot powder
  • 3 Tbsp. unchlorinated and unfluoridated water

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the lard and heat until warm and bubbly.
  4. Cook the carrots over medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add the onions and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add the garlic and cook for 1 -2 minutes.
  7. Pour the stock, shredded chicken, green beans, peas into the saucepan and bring to a boil.
  8. Add Italian seasoning, pepper and salt; Reduce heat to a simmer.
  9. Simmer for 30 minutes, uncovered.
  10. Mix the arrowroot powder and water together to make a slurry.
  11. Use the slurry to thicken the stew.
  12. Place the stew in the bottom of a casserole dish.
  13. Mix the milk with the mashed potatoes until well blended.
  14. Cover the stew mixture with mashed potatoes.
  15. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes at 350° Fahrenheit, or until the mixture is bubbly around the edges.
  16. Enjoy!