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Best Shepherd's Pie Recipe
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Best Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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This economical dish comes from a friend who was a whiz at pinching pennies without sacrificing hearty flavor.—Valerie Merrill, Topeka, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cooked
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups (8 to 12 ounces) sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (16 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 378 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 626 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 21 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mash potatoes with sour cream. Add salt and pepper; set aside. In a large skillet, cook beef with onion and red pepper until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain. Stir garlic salt into meat mixture. Stir in the soup, corn and milk.
  2. Spread meat mixture into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with mashed potatoes; drizzle with butter.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. For additional browning, place under broiler for a few minutes. Sprinkle with parsley if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Shepherd's Pie in Country Ground Beef 1993, p57

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 378 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 626 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 21 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 20, 2014

"I would recommend using less milk so that it does not become so soupy. The milk did not help thicken the soup. I even added additional vegetables like peas and carrots."

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Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

"Loved it and so did my family

Thank you for this recipe"

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2014

"Great recipe! I made this for a small group study at church and it was almost gone before we knew it! They all loved it and went back for seconds and even thirds. I did tweak it a bit. I didn't have onions on hand so I substituted about a 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder and mixed that into the chopped meat. I omitted the red pepper and the can of corn and used a can of mixed vegetables instead. However, the recipe says this feeds 8-10. I would say that one batch would probably feed more like 4 people. I had to double it and I'm glad I did. I will definitely make this again!"

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

"Received several compliments at our senior apartment potluck. Have fixed this easy recipe several times. Added 1 T Worcestershire Sauce, 1 C frozen peas, 1 C or three diced carrots. Do not add corn."

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

"It wasn't terrible, It just TERRIBLY lacked flavor. It was very bland. Like eating unflavored ground beef with unflavored mashed potatoes and unflavored vegetables. I even added fresh garlic and mushrooms, but it helped nothing. I will not make this again. Waste of money for the ingredients. We wasted half the 9X13" pie."

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