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Speedy Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Speedy Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Turn mashed potatoes and a few pantry staples into cozy comfort food. This recipe is really flexible, so if you have extra veggies on hand, stir them into the beef mixture for even more goodness. —Sharon Tipton, Winter Garden, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 782 calories, 45 g fat (24 g saturated fat), 206 mg cholesterol, 1,756 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 52 g protein.

Reviews for Speedy Shepherd's Pie

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 11, 2016

"This was so easy and delicious. Will definitely make this one again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2016

"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 REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2015

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"This is actually Cottage pie. Shepherds Pie is made with Lamb."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2012

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"This was a good recipe. I added a can of sweet corn and used store bought/prepared mashed potatoes. It was a quick meal to make and it filled my boys' bellies! All kids love hamburger and mashed potatoes!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2010

"I think it called for a few more mashed potatoes then needed. I layered it in a 3 quart corning ware caserole before placing it under the broiler. Also since I had a little bit of Emeril's Garlic Sauce leftover in the fridge I added about 3/4 of a cup to the meat mixture. My husband isn't a big fan of Taco seasoning. Overall it was a big hit."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"This was VERY easy to make and quite tasty. I also added some chopped green pepper in with the meat while cooking. Yummy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010 Edited Feb. 3, 2016

"Added a can on green chiles to the ground beef and it was great!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2010

"It needs something else added to give it some flavor. I thought it was quite bland."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2009

"Very good. Be sure to drain meat after browning."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2009

"I was worried I was going to be disappointed with this since it was so basic, but it turned out to be great for my husband and I and our 2 young girls. I only used 1 lb. ground beef, and don't forget to drain it after browning since the recipe doesn't mention it. I mixed in 1/2 c. cheese with the potatoes and sprinkled 1/2 c. on top before broiling. Make sure your skillet is oven safe. This was great with a side of peas."

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