BARBECUE BEEF IN A POTATO NEST

BARBECUE BEEF IN A POTATO NEST

1 1/3 pounds potatoes (4 medium) cut into 1-inch cubes
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 small red or green bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 pound lean ground beef
3/4 cup barbecue sauce
2/3 cup 2% milk (approximate)
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
salt and pepper, to taste

Place potatoes in microwave-safe bowl. Cover bowl, venting one corner; microwave on HIGH 7 to 8 minutes, just until tender. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper; cook 5 minutes, tossing often. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 2 minutes. Break up and add beef; cook and stir until beef is no longer pink. Mix in sauce. Mash potatoes; gradually beat in milk until desired consistency is reached. Mix in onions; season with salt and pepper. Cover and reheat potatoes briefly in microwave, if needed. Divide potatoes equally onto four serving plates. Make an indentation in the middle of each mound; fill with beef mixture, dividing equally.