There is no way to make ground beef and au gratin potatoes look good but I was determined to post a pic anyways. We have no idea what this dish is called; we refer to it as Yippee Casserole because back before we got married, Jason came across this recipe while flipping through a magazine at work. I believe the ad said something like "Your kids will go YIPPEE for dinner!" and he called it Yippee Casserole from then on.
It's a true man meal - meat, potatoes, corn, and cheese. He loves it. Tonight I was at work so he made a double batch of it so he would have plenty for dinner and lunches. He asked if he would get credit for dinner tonight thus the post title.
1 box au gratin potatoes
2 and 1/4 cup boiling water
1 cup canned corn, drained
2/3 cup milk
1/2 pound lean ground beef, browned and drained
1 cup shredded cheese (we usually use mild cheddar or taco blend)
Heat oven to 400. Mix potatoes, potato sauce mix, water, corn, and milk in ungreased 2 quart dish. Stir in beef and 3/4 cup cheese. Bake uncovered 30-35 minutes or until top is golden brown. Sprinkle wtih remaining cheese.
You could mix in chopped red/bell peppers if you liked, or onions. The original recipe suggests serving it with tortilla chips and sour cream.