- 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 envelope taco seasoning
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- 3 cups leftover or refrigerated mashed potatoes, warmed
- Preheat broiler. In a large ovenproof skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in water and taco seasoning; heat through. Stir in 1 cup cheese. Remove from heat.
- In a bowl, mix mashed potatoes and remaining cheese; spread over beef mixture. Broil 4-6 in. from heat 5-6 minutes or until top is golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.
Reviews for Speedy Shepherd's Pie
"My family absolutely loved this! Could use ground lamb for a more traditional pie but this was awesome! Will make it over and over."
"This was so easy and delicious. Will definitely make this one again."
"I'm not a real fan of ground beef unless it's a burger, but this was a great dish for those that do like ground beef in recipes. Husband liked this a lot. I used leftover stuffed cabbage mixture instead of taco seasoning and it turned out very good. Will be making this again."
"My two-year-old son who is very picky at dinner had to helpings of this! It was delicious and full of flavor. Next time I think I will add corn into the beef mixture. I used garlic powder instead of fresh garlic."
"LOL and what are left over mashed potatoes? I never have those as left overs.But this is good anyway even if I have to make the mashed potatoes."
"This is a wonderful recipe! I made it for my family to help my mom and I did not need any help. I have made it 2 times now and the second time I added one bag of microwavable mixed veggies. I also used instant mashed potatoes. Also, the broiling is optional if you don't care about it looking professional. I used 2 lbs. of beef to make it feed 6 instead of four and used garlic powder instead of cloves. It was a great, quick dish for a teen to make after a busy day!"
"Easy to make and fast! Very good tasting. I think next time though I might add a can of corn to it before the potatoes go on it."
"I made this the other night, but made just a few tweeks. Instead of adding taco seasoning to the meat, I made my own spices, using Johnny salt, garlic, and rosemary. I made real mashed potates with garlic. I spread the hamburger (and cheese) mix on the bottom of a 9x9 baking pan, and put the potatoes (and cheese) on top, then topped with more cheese. It came out pretty good, and is a good, quick stand-by recipe to go to. I will make it again."
"I dont think I will be making this again. My kids thought it was to spicy and the food just tasted like taco meat with potatoes on top. I also think if anyone does make this dont put in the whole envelope of taco seasoning mix it is WAY to much.. maybe use half or less? I was a little dissapointed in this meal."