Shepherd's Pie

1
Leslie Coleman

By
@zeeteca

This "no crust" cassarole includes meat, vegetables, dairy and mashed potatoes. My children loved it growing up and have asked for the recipe.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4 to 6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

1 lb
beef, ground
3 c
potatoes, mashed
1 pkg
mixed vegetables, frozen
1 pkg
onion soup mix, dried
1/2 c
fresh onion, chopped
3 clove
fresh garlic, minced
8 oz
cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 c
milk
1 pkg
ranch dressing mix, dried

How to Make Shepherd's Pie

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a hot skillet, brown the ground beef.
    Add onions and minced garlic.
    Cook over medium until beef is crumbled and onions are translucent clear.
    Drain grease.
  • 2To ground beef mixture, add 1/2 to 3/4 cup water and onion soup mix. (A dried vegetable soup mix works, too!)
    You want a slightly thickened sauce - not runny.
    Empty mixture into oven baking dish.
    Scatter frozen mixed vegetables on top.
  • 3Drain water from cooked potatoes.
    Return to low heat on stove.
    Add 1/4 stick of butter and dried Ranch salad dressing mix.
    Mashed potatoes.
    Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency.
    (If desired, add 1/4 cup of sour cream to potato mixture.)
  • 4Spread mashed potatoes over the top of the frozen mixed vegetables.
    Sprinkle top with shredded cheddar cheese.
    Shake basil or parsley, salt & pepper on top.
  • 5Cook cassarole until all ingredients are heated through and cheese is bubbly.
    Remove cassarole from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes (juices will return to meat layer.)
    Cut into squares and plate.
  • 6Hint:
    For faster prep, substitute home-made mashed potatoes with "Simply Frozen Garlic Mashed Potatoes."
  • 7Serve with hot rolls or biscuts and a cold salad.

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