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Mini Shepherd’s Pies


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce or ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/4 cups mashed potato flakes
  • 2 tubes (6 ounces each) small refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/2 cup crushed potato chips
  • Paprika, optional


  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef with onion and garlic over medium heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain. Stir in chili sauce and vinegar.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, combine water, cream cheese and butter; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in potato flakes.
  • 3. Separate biscuits; press each onto bottom and up sides of a greased muffin cup. Fill with beef mixture; top with mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with potato chips.
  • 4. Bake until topping is golden brown, 20-25 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with paprika.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled pies in a single layer in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Reheat on a baking sheet in a preheated 375° oven until heated through, 15-18 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

2 mini shepherd's pies: 612 calories, 36g fat (15g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 1094mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.


Average Rating: 4.615384
  • lalg
    Mar 22, 2012

    These were really fun to make, I had the help of my 10 yr old son. He loved putting them together and loved eating them!

  • DonnaNJ
    Dec 27, 2011

    These were a hit of the party! Well worth the time to make and they reheated beautifully if you want to make them beforehand. Wonderful!

  • scrapo
    Oct 25, 2011

    Worth the time to make these! I doubled the recipe so I could freeze some for fast lunch or dinner. I used someone else' tip and made the biscuits from Bisquick and topped w/ a tiny bit of cheddar and instead of chips did ritz crackers. Very good! Even my 2 year old ate it! A winner!

  • missashleynoelle118
    Oct 18, 2011

    This was good, but if you want it to be great, here's what you do:

    use the ketchup, not the chili sauce

    add frozen mixed veggies to the beef mixture AND about 1/3 cup of heavy cream (you will be happy you did, trust me)

    I also agree with the shredded cheddar on top instead of potato chips.

    I used leftover mashed potatoes (real) with butter, cream, salt and pepper added. My son even ate the green beans and commented that they actually tasted good. Success.

  • SarahJune
    Oct 11, 2011

    These were a hit! I did sub the biscuits for crescents and used cheesey instant mashed. Will make these again

  • MaryFaith528
    Feb 20, 2011

    We love these! I used already made mashed potatoes and put cheese on top. New favorite recipe!

  • daisey5
    Apr 23, 2010

    These were wonderful. I made a few changes though. Instead of the beef I used groung turkey. I did not add the salt as the sodium was to high. I used the chili sauce and reduced fat cream cheese and instead of the potato chips I used reduced fat cheddar cheese. They were very easy to make and very good.

  • Suelon
    Mar 15, 2010

    I just made these this weekend for church party; went over well. I think they are better if baked and served right away; reheating did dry them out somewhat. I used shredded cheese on top instead of potato chips. They were gone in minutes/very easy to make.

  • stone481064
    Mar 4, 2010

    Yummy, quick, and easy. I used ketchup and omitted the vinegar. Fun for the kids. Next time I'll top with some type of shredded cheese. These would be a good potluck dish. Try this tip: use a shot glass to press the biscuits down, it makes things go alot faster.

  • Mollie88
    Nov 13, 2009

    I made the following changes/ got the following critics:

    * Omit vinegar (was a bit strong, kids didn't like that part)

    * Didn't use the cream cheese (didn't have any)

    * Season potatoes, they were bland

    * Added a can of mushrooms, chopped finely

    * I didn't put the potato flakes on top, instead I sprinkled cheddar cheese

    * Bis...cuts were diffecult to work with, I suggest making your own with bisquick (will be using that next time). If you do use the biscuits recommended, I suggest you follow the directions! I tried to flatten them in my hand and it didn't work to well! After I decided to follow recipe they worked fine

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