- 1 package (6.6 ounces) instant mashed potatoes
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
- 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
- 1 envelope taco seasoning
- 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- Prepare mashed potatoes according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, corn, olives, taco seasoning, chili powder, salt and garlic powder. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes.
- Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Top with 3/4 cup cheese. Spread mashed potatoes over the top; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Reviews for Spicy Shepherd's Pie
"I'm not sure why this highly-rated recipe didn't work. Wrong taco seasoning? Homemade mashed potatoes not thick enough? Too much sauce for the meat? Ugh. Sadly, it was a disaster for me."
"I thought it was a good recipe easy to make. I wouldn't use instant potatoes again, didn't like the taste of them!"
"Great recipe and easy to make . This recipe is definitely a keeper ."
"I'm going to try this recipe Sounds awesome. I do have a question and that is, would this keep well if I freeze part of this?"
"This is truly a 30 minute meal and the flavor was great. My family loved it."
"Made this for dinner last night and it was great! Very easy and yummy."
"I've made this a couple of times with good results. Used instant garlic mashed potatoes--yummy!"
"Make your own mashed potatoes and taco seasoning mix and this is a great meal..different from regular shepherd's pie but still delicious."
"This was really good & easy to make. A keeper."
"I got told by my son to put this in the regular recipe rotation! Easily made this with homemade mashed potatoes and left out the olives (because I don't care for them!) Great tasting as leftovers, too."