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Serves: 4-6
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Cooking Method: Bake


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

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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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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.

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

user Bob Wakeman Bigcatfish - Feb 22, 2013
This I have to try. Saved.
user Patsy Fowler hellchell1 - Mar 6, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Patsy Fowler hellchell1 - Mar 6, 2013
this is real good

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