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lori's quick and easy shepherd pie

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Lori Moore
Enville, TN

This is a quick "go to" meal when we are in a hurry. It is a warm, down-home, comfort food and one of my family's favorite dinners.

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This quick and easy shepherd pie is something your entire family will love. A great use for leftover mashed potatoes. In a pinch, use boxed potatoes. We loved the addition of gooey cheese on top of the mashed potatoes. The gravy adds tons of flavor to the meat and vegetable mixture. Overall, this is a delicious and hearty dinner. An easy recipe to make on those nights you're rushed to get dinner on the table.

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★★★★★ 3
serves 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For lori's quick and easy shepherd pie

  • 2 lb
    extra lean ground chuck, browned and drained
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped and cooked with the beef
  • onion powder, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 2 can
    mixed vegetables, drained (15 oz each)
  • 1 can
    whole kernel corn, drained (15.25 oz)
  • 1 can
    green beans, drained (14.5 oz)
  • 2 pkg
    brown gravy mix
  • 1 1/2 c
    cold water
  • instant or fresh mashed potatoes prepared for 8 servings
  • 1 c
    grated cheese (like cheddar)

How To Make lori's quick and easy shepherd pie

  • Browning beef and onions in a skillet.
    Brown the ground chuck beef and the onion. Drain the fat.
  • Adding veggies and gravy to the ground beef.
    Add the four cans of veggies (mixed, corn, and green beans), 2 packs of gravy mix and 2 cups cold water. Stir well. Allow the mixture to cook until thick. If it doesn’t thicken, add about 1/4 cup instant potato flakes and it will thicken nicely. If your mixture is too thick (gooey and lumpy), add about 1/2 cup more water.
  • Topping the beef with mashed potatoes.
    Pour mixture into a casserole dish and top with mashed potatoes.
  • Grated cheese sprinkled on top of the mashed potatoes.
    Top generously with grated cheese.
  • Broiling the recipe.
    Place under broiler until the cheese melts and starts to turn a nice golden brown.