Shepherd's Pie

Susan Bickta


This is one of favorite comfort food meals. The smoked paprika gives the finished dish a nice smokey flavor and the french fried onions add some sweetness. Served with a nice crunchy green salad, it is truly a perfect meal.

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15 Min
40 Min


1 1/2 lb
ground chuck
1 small
onion, diced
1 small
green pepper, diced
1 clove
garlic, minced
0.87 ounce envelope onion gravy mix
1 c
2 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
10 oz
package frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1/2 c
french fried onions
24 ounce container already prepared mashed potatoes, cooked as directed on package
1 Tbsp
1/2 tsp
smoked paprika


1Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 2-quart glass casserole with cooking spray. Set aside.

2Cook the ground chuck in a 4-5 quart Dutch oven over medium high heat for 8-10 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain fat. Add the onion, green pepper and garlic. Mix well and cook another 5-6 minutes.

3Add the gravy mix, water and worcestershire sauce. Mix well and bring to a simmer.

4Add the vegetables and French fried onions. Mix well and cook until heated through, about 5-6 minutes.

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5Transfer to prepared casserole dish.

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6Add butter to heated potatoes. Mix well and spoon "dollops" on top of meat mixture in casserole in a ring around the edge of dish. Leave space in center exposed.

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7"Rake" fork thru potatoes to distribute evenly.

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8Sprinkle with smoked paprika.

9Bake for 35-40 minutes or until hot and bubbly and potatoes just start to brown.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: English
Other Tag: Quick & Easy