Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Shepard's Pie

I am not the best cook in the world.  But there are a couple of dishes that I can make that are good, easy and fast.  This is one of them! I make this dish a lot for giving to others in time of need, new baby, etc.  It freezes and reheats very well.

It is called Shepard's Pie, but I am very well aware that this is an Americanized version of it.  The kids love it, and even my picky husband loves it.  I took the recipe from my mother, and added 1 extra step of flare.

You will need:

  • 1lb. ground beef
  • 1 package brown gravy mix
  • 1 can of mixed veggies
  • 1 can of peas OR corn OR carrots
  • 2 packages of Idohoan four cheese instant mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar


  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. prepare both bags of mashed potatoes and set to the side
  3. brown and drain ground beef
  4. prepare gravy according to directions
  5. add gravy to beef
  6. open and drain both cans of veggies, add to beef/gravy mixture
  7. pour beef/gray/veggies mixture into a glass casserole dish
  8. spoon dollops of mashed potatoes on top and then evenly spread out
  9. sprinkle 2 cups of cheese on top and evenly spread out

Bake on 350 until cheese is melted
broil the last few minutes until cheese and brown and bubbly (the MOST important step, to me at least)


A great side item to go with this dish, is Yorkshire Pudding.  It is a pasty bread type thing from Britain.  You can find the mix at your local English Shoppe, or sometimes Publix will carry it.  Brings me right back to my childhood. Great to sop up the gravy with. Yummmmmy!

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