Potato & Veggie Layered Casserole Stew
This actually has potatoes as a yummy bottom layer too. We like this as a one-dish meal. Very versatile; use what you have on hand.
1 lb. small-medium potatoes, cut into 1/8" thick rounds (about 4 c.) -could inc. some winter squash/sweet potato
1/4 c. thin onion slivers
2 carrots, cut into thin coins- if you have one, use a mandoline -(&/or sliced radish, beet)
1 c. trimmed green beans -or other sturdy green veggie such as kale, cut/rough-torn into 1” pcs.
1 15 oz. can cannellini or other white beans
1/2 c. corn kernels, optional
1/2 lb. cooked ground or small cubed beef (or shredded, cooked chicken), optional
1 Tbsp. snipped parsley or carrot tops, optional
1 tsp. dried basil (or other of your choice such as Italian blend, marjoram, thyme)
2 c. chicken, beef or vegetable broth -OR 1 c. broth and 1 c. chopped tomatoes
1 heaping Tbsp. cornstarch
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350.
Arrange half of the potato rounds into the bottom of a greased baking dish (aprox. 9” or 11” square), overlapping the potatoes a bit. Top with layers of (add one at a time) onions, carrots, green beans, white beans, corn and meat if using. If using chopped tomatoes, add these now. Sprinkle with herbs, season with salt and pepper, then top with a layer of the remaining potato rounds.
Whisk the cold broth with the cornstarch and pour into dish carefully; it should end up at least 1/2” below the top layer of potatoes.
Drizzle or brush with a little olive oil and season again with salt and pepper. Cover loosely with foil and bake for about 30-40 minutes.
Take off the foil and drizzle with a little more olive oil and bake another 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and nicely browned on the top.
Variation: Scatter shredded cheese over potatoes after removing foil and before returning to oven.
Recipe created or adapted by Liz Talley, Urban Graze
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