sallye bates Recipe


By sallye bates grandedame

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sallye's Story

I have been making this since my kids were growing up, and we always enjoy eating it.

Just good old plain filling food for the masses (otherwise known as hollow legged teenagers)


1+ lb
lean ground beef
1 pkg
frozen mixed vegetables (10-12 oz)
1 can(s)
cream of mushroom soup
1 can(s)
cream of celery soup
1 can(s)
evaporated milk
salt & pepper to taste
2 small
dashes worcestershire sauce
4 medium
potatoes, cubed into bite size pieces
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1 Tbsp
dried minced onions
enough pie dough to make 2 crusts***see alternate method
mashed potatoes to make topping***see alternate method

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 375º

Peel and cube potatoes and place in microwave safe bowl. Add frozen mixed vegetables and 1/4 cup water.
Cook on high heat for 3 minutes in microwave and set aside.

In heavy skillet, brown ground beef with salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried onions.

Drain and put meat back in skillet.
Pour both cans of soup, about 1/2 soup can of water, and the evaporated milk into the meat mixture. Add worcestershire sauce and vegetables. Stir until well blended and cook for a few minutes until heated all the way through.

If you want a "beefier" taste you can add 1 tablespoon bouillon powder when you add the soups.
NOTE: You will need 2 each deep dish 9" pie pans or a 11X13 deep baking dish. THis makes a lot of meat & veggie filling.
While meat mixture is cooking, place one pie crust in bottom of baking dish and gently press up sides of dish as far as you can without tearing the crust.

Pour the meat mixture over the crust and spread out evenly.

Place second pie crust over the meat mixture and cut 4 slits in the crust so steam can escape.

Cook uncovered for 30-35 minutes until crust begins to brown.

Increase heat to 400º and cook 5-10 more minutes until meat mixture is bubbling merrily and crust is a rich golden brown.
***Alternate method for recipe.

To make as shepherd's pie, only use one pie crust in the bottom of pan.
For topping, use mashed potatoes (I used instant ones)
If you make as shepherd's pie, you can eliminate the diced potatoes in the ingredients.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Dec 10, 2014 - sallye bates shared this recipe with discussion group: What's Cookin' Today?
sallye bates grandedame
Jun 14, 2014
Today I made this like a shepherd's pie using mashed potatoes as the covering. That is the recipe I posted. It was delicious. I think I'm going to add it as an alternate to the recipe.
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sallye bates grandedame
Jun 29, 2013
Yay, Julie. It is easy. Let me know how you like it. I have a few more easy recipes I'll run by you when you're ready. Congratulcations on your new graduate...A UT degree still means a lot in the work force.

Have a wonderful weekend.