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Simple Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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If I know my day will be hectic, I'll pull the meat mixture for this convenient, family-pleasing pie out of the freezer to thaw. And if you use frozen or instant mashed potatoes to top the pie, it's even quicker to fix. —Paula Zsiray, Logan, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) home-style beef gravy
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 cups frozen peas and carrots
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each casserole):
  • 2 to 3 cups mashed potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Paprika

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the gravy, vegetables and onion. Spoon half into a greased 2-qt. baking dish or four oven-safe 2-cup dishes. Top with mashed potatoes. Drizzle with butter and sprinkle with paprika.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Place the remaining beef mixture in a freezer container and freeze for up to 3 months.
  3. To prepare frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator; transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Top with the potatoes, butter and paprika; bake as directed. Yield: 2 casseroles (4 servings each).
Originally published as Shepherd's Pie in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p34


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GinnyCP
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2016

"Needs a bit more seasoning. I'm going to try it with the rote that dblbogey49 mentioned and maybe add some Mexican spices to it. I like using the packets of instant mashed potatoes made by Idahoan I think when I don't feel like making mashed or have any leftovers. But, if it's not made with lamb (hence the word Shepherd), it's called a "Cottage" pie."

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firewoodqueen
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2016

"Very easy to make and you can use any vegetables you like, I also added minced garlic about a 1/4 teas. Will certainly made this one again and again."

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dblbogey49
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"Yum . . . I used canned corn, peas, carrots, Rotel and beef gravy with instant mashed potatoes. I will be making this again!"

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joansie1355
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"Good"

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Tigsy
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2013

"This is a quick and easy recipe! I used some leftover ground veal and added some cubed and sauteed mushrooms along with the veggies. Started fixing it at 4, we were eating at 5."

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ballbreaker51860
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013

"The Way I would make this is to simply take left over Beef Stew and put it in a large baking dish and put moist Mashed Potatoes on top n bake it for a hour with bisquits."

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Ms. Nita
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"Sorry, this is five stars!"

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Ms. Nita
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"I had never made Shepherd's Pie and tried this recipe. I didn't have canned gravy, so made my own using bouillion. I added celery, garlic, although I don't think I'd use garlic the next time. My husband and I really liked this and I will make it again."

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grbaker
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"I subsituted green beans and tomato soup, added onions, instant potatoes on top and shredded cheese. Very good!"

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smr203
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"I added cheese to my and that make it the 5th star."

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