Lori's Quick and Easy Shepherd Pie

11
Lori Moore

By
@lori4christ

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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    extra lean ground chuck, browned and drained
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped and cooked with the beef
  • ·
    onion powder, to taste
  • ·
    salt, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, to taste
  • 2 can(s)
    mixed vegetables, drained (15 oz each)
  • 1 can(s)
    whole kernel corn, drained (15.25 oz)
  • 1 can(s)
    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

Step-by-Step

  1. Brown the ground chuck beef and the onion. Drain the fat.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour mixture into a casserole dish and top with mashed potatoes.
  4. Top generously with grated cheese.
  5. Place under broiler until the cheese melts and starts to turn a nice golden brown.

Printable Recipe Card

About Lori's Quick and Easy Shepherd Pie

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



Show 22 Comments & Reviews

8 Soup Recipes Made in a Slow Cooker

8 Soup Recipes Made in a Slow Cooker


When the weather is cooler, soup is a delicious addition to your weekly menu. Comforting and easy to make, on a cold night, these recipes will warm you up and are hearty. Serve with crusty bread and salad for dinner. Leftovers are an easy lunch. What’s the best part about these eight soup recipes? They […]

10 Tasty Treats Made With Oreos

10 Tasty Treats Made With Oreos


We love dunking Oreo cookies into a glass of milk. But want to know what we love just as much? Using Oreo cookies to make dessert. They’ll up your magic bar game and are a fun surprise stuffed inside a cupcake. Also, try folding them into blondies or crush them to make a chocolaty pie […]

16 Recipes With Velveeta

16 Recipes With Velveeta


Name a food item more polarizing than Velveeta – we’ll wait. You either love or hate this cheese. While it isn’t a pantry item we use every day, we do love the soft and smooth texture Velveeta adds to some of our favorite recipes. Queso, macaroni and cheese, hot pockets, and more wouldn’t be the […]