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karen's shepherd's pie

★★★★★ 2
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Karen's twist on a traditional shepherd's pie is yummy. The southern style gravy adds extra sausage flavor to the ground beef. Cayenne pepper does give this dish a nice kick of spice. But, the sweet onion and corn add a pop of sweet flavor. Adding cheese to the mashed potatoes is divine. The final layer with the crunchy, buttery Panko is the perfect topping for this hearty dinner.

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★★★★★ 2
serves 4 to 5
prep time 25 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For karen's shepherd's pie

  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1
    sweet onion
  • 1 pkg
    corn, white or yellow (10.8 oz)
  • 1/2
    Pioneer brand country gravy mix (2.75 oz)
  • 2 pkg
    Idaho loaded instant potato flakes or leftovers (4 oz each) plus ingredients per package directions
  • 1/2 pkg
    Monterey Jack cheese/block (8 oz)
  • 1/2 pkg
    cheddar cheese/block (8 oz)
  • water, hot
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
  • dash
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 c
    Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter (dotted on top of Panko)

How To Make karen's shepherd's pie

  • Browning beef and onions in a pan.
    Preheat oven to 350. Brown beef and onions together.
  • Adding gravy mix along with corn kernels.
    Add the gravy mix. Add water a little at a time until it becomes thick. Add corn, Worcestershire, and all spices.
  • Preparing the mashed potatoes.
    Make the potatoes following package directions.
  • Adding ground beef mixture to a baking dish.
    In a baking dish put the ground beef mixture.
  • Topping the ground beef with a layer of mashed potatoes.
    Add the potato spread on top.
  • Sprinkling cheese on top of mashed potatoes.
    Sprinkle with both kinds of cheese.
  • Sprinkling Panko crumbs and dots of butter on top.
    Top with the panko beard crumbs and dot with butter.
  • Baking the shepherd's pie in the oven.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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