Lori's Quick and Easy Shepherd Pie

Lori Moore


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.

★★★★★ 2 votes
30 Min
Stove Top


2 lb
extra lean ground chuck, browned and drained
1 medium
onion, chopped and cooked with the beef
seasoned with onion powder, salt, pepper, to taste
2 can(s)
mixed vegetables, drained
1 can(s)
whole kernel corn, drained
1 can(s)
green beans, drained
2 pkg
brown gravy mix
1 1/2 c
cold water
instant or fresh mashed potatoes for 8 servings.
1 c
grated cheese

How to Make Lori's Quick and Easy Shepherd Pie


  • 1After the ground chuck beef and onion are browned and drained, add the four cans of veggies (mixed, corn, and green beans), two packs of gravy mix, 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.)
  • 2Pour mixture into a casserole dish and top with mashed potatoes.
  • 3Top generously with grated cheese.
  • 4Place under broiler until the cheese melts and starts to turn a nice golden brown.

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About Lori's Quick and Easy Shepherd Pie

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