sallye bates Recipe

By sallye bates grandedame

10 Min
45 Min

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)

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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 small
can evaporated milk
salt & pepper to taste
2 small
dashes worcestershire sauce
2 medium
potatoes, cubed into bite size pieces
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1 Tbsp
dried minced onions

Directions Step-By-Step


To make as shepherd's pie, only use one pie crust in the bottom of pan, or don't use a pie crust at all.

For topping, use mashed potatoes. I used instant potatoes making enough for 4 servings according to the package .

If you make as shepherd's pie, you can eliminate the diced potatoes in the ingredients.
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.

About this Recipe

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

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Holly Deshane Hollylovesnewrecipes
Feb 20, 2013
Sally's, this really sounds good. Like a comfort food.
sallye bates grandedame
Feb 21, 2013
That's exactly what I consider it, Holly. Plus, it is so easy to prepare.

Bob Wakeman bluecatfish1
Feb 22, 2013
This I have to try. Saved.
Patsy Fowler hellchell1
Mar 6, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Patsy Fowler hellchell1
Mar 6, 2013
this is real good
Julie Kent loopielupie
Jun 28, 2013
I am so excited to try this tomorrow I would have never tried this on my own if you hadn't suggested it...I would have read "pot pie too hard keep going". I can't tell you the confidence and well being boost it gives to be able to fix something not out of a box! It makes me feel good about myself, which is hard when you are on bed rest most days. Thank you for taking the time to upload your recipes, and for suggesting them to me.
Julie Kent loopielupie
Jun 28, 2013
Oh, and as a mom of a 2013 UT grad, HOOK 'EM HORNS!!!!!
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.
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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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Carol Junkins CarolAJ
May 4, 2015
Ahhh so easy and good ~ everyone always made this back in the day ~ great recipe !!