For the Mashed Potatoes:
2 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper to taste
For the Ground Beef and Gravy:
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups beef broth
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
Prepare the Mashed Potatoes:
Place the peeled and quartered potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Add salt and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Add the milk and butter, and mash until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and keep warm.
Cook the Ground Beef and Prepare the Gravy:
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain any excess fat.
Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the skillet with the beef, and cook until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
Sprinkle the flour over the beef and cook, stirring, for another 2 minutes to cook off the flour taste.
Gradually stir in the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Bring to a simmer, and let the gravy thicken, about 5 minutes. If using, add the frozen peas and carrots during the last few minutes of cooking.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Spoon the creamy mashed potatoes onto plates or into bowls.
Top with the ground beef and gravy mixture.
Serve hot.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

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