Monday, November 29, 2010

Amish Homecooking -- Potato Bars

Have any leftover potatoes from the big turkey day?  

Cook them up and mash with butter to make this wonderful Amish dish. 

Hot, buttery mashed potatoes are topped with a barbecue meat mixture, sprinkled with cheese and drizzled with ranch dressing. 
Amish Potato Bars (printable version)


10 medium potatoes -- cooked, mashed and seasoned
1 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion -- chopped
½ cup ketchup
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon mustard
1 cup cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons ranch dressing


Fry ground beef and onion until cooked through; drain.  Add ketchup, water, brown sugar, chili powder and mustard.  Simmer for 5 minutes.  Spread hot mashed potatoes in the bottom of a cake pan and top with meat mixture.  Sprinkle with cheese and drizzle with ranch. 

This dish is perfect for using up leftover mashed potatoes!


  1. Sounds easy, filling and comforting..never many leftover mashed potatoes around these parts :)


  2. Thank you so much for posting this. I used baked potatoes!!



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