Karen's Shepherd's Pie



Ths is always a good meal to make in the Fall.

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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. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 2 votes

4 to 5
25 Min
30 Min


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  • 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(es)
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 c
    Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter (dotted on top of Panko)

How to Make Karen's Shepherd's Pie


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Brown beef and onions together.
  2. Add the gravy mix. Add water a little at a time until it becomes thick. Add corn, Worcestershire, and all spices.
  3. Make the potatoes following package directions.
  4. In a baking dish put the ground beef mixture.
  5. Add the potato spread on top.
  6. Sprinkle with both kinds of cheese.
  7. Top with the panko beard crumbs and dot with butter.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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About Karen's Shepherd's Pie

Course/Dish: Beef, Savory Pies
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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