From Grandma Nancy's Kitchen
2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 stalks of celery, chopped
½ bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 Tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley (optional)
1 lbs of lean ground beef
2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
2 cups of beef stock
1½ Tablespoon of cornstarch
2 cups of whole milk or coffee cream
1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar
Salt and pepper to taste
Warm olive oil in 3 quart sauce pan. Add onion, celery, bell pepper and parsley. Cook over medium heat until onion is tender.
Add beef and brown over medium-high heat.
Add potatoes, worcestershire and stock. Cover and simmer, until potatoes are tender (about 45 minutes).
Stir cornstarch into milk/cream and add to pot. Simmer uncovered, stirring constantly, until thickened (about 3 minutes).
Add shredded cheese and simmer, stirring gently, just until melted. Add salt and pepper if needed and serve immediately.
Grandma Nancy: Award-winning author, Nancy Fraser, has published twenty-seven novels/novellas over the course of her 20+ year career. When not writing (which is almost never), Nancy splits her free time between her five grandchildren. She’s also an avid traveler with Las Vegas being her favorite destination. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people. www.nancyfraser.ca
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