- 2 bacon strips, diced
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1 large carrot, finely chopped
- 1 celery rib, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3 cups hot mashed potatoes
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings. Set bacon aside. Cook beef in drippings over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Toss onion, mushrooms, carrot and celery in flour; add to skillet with the broth, Worcestershire sauce, tarragon and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Add bacon; transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish.
- Combine potatoes and 1/2 cup of cheese; spread over beef mixture. Sprinkle with paprika and remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 5 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Reviews forMashed Potato Beef Casserole
"This is commonly called Shepherd's pie and is very popular in the U.K. I've made it many times and it is great. Kids usually really like it. I sprinkle it with cheddar cheese on top the last 10 minutes."
"The taste wasn't bad but overall it was just so weird I couldn't get past that."
"I have made this for years. I can't believe I have had these magazines for almost 20 years!"
"A great recipe to make. My family loves to add extra cheese on top."
"Absolutely LOVED this dish. Great tasting and inexpensive. I've made it twice - the second time I made it "topless" without the mashed potatoes - still loved it.... making it this way made it very Weight Watchers point-friendly!!! Printed & Saved - definitely making this in the future... often!"
"I have made this dish many times now, and it has become a favorite of mine. Very close to one of my Cottage pie recipes, but a lot more liquid in it. I add a touch more flour so it is till juicy, but not the consistency of my Cottage pie. I do change ingredients a bit when I am craving a different flavor, but one constant change is the addition of at least a tbsp of crushed or minced garlic. Most often I also add a good glob of any bbq sauce, and often a squirt of liquid smoke. Another trick you might like is at the end to give the recipe a quick 5 min or so under the broiler before, after or both of adding the cheese. The little crunch of the top is a nice feature."
"Made this last night. I did not use the bacon; I saw no need for it. I used Simply Potatoes for my mashed potatoes and it came out wonderful. I did not use as much cheese and it still tasted good."
"we didn't hate it but I wouldn't make this again without substantial changes, very bland"
"A bit watery in the beef after it bakes but maybe I did something wrong. It's still a yummy recipe."