Barbecue Beef in a Potato Nest

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                    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.