(by Emily Berry)
2 Oxo beef bouillon cubes
1/2 pint boiling water
4 t. Bisto gravy granules
1 lb. chopped beef
1 onion, diced
14 oz. can baked beans
5 large potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters.
1 T. milk
salt and pepper, to taste
grated cheddar cheese
Dissolve bouillon cubes in boiling water, and stir in gravy granules. Set aside.
In a large frying pan, sauté beef and onion until browned.
Add gravy mixture and baked beans.
Simmer for 10 minutes.
In a pot of boiling water, cook potatoes until soft.
Drain and mash potatoes with milk and salt and pepper, to taste.
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Place meat mixture in a large ovenproof casserole.
Cover with mashed potatoes.
Add grated cheese, as much as you like.
Bake 1 hour, until top is golden brown.
(Read Little Potatoes, the story that accompanies this recipe.)