Cheesy Shepherd's Pie

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Kim Biegacki

By
@pistachyoo

I was on a mission tonight to make Shepherd's Pie and wanted to create the flavors of a pie I had a few days ago. Well, so far this is the closest I could come to it. I love how this cuts out a step and makes it even faster to get this meal on the table for your hungry family to eat. I did kick it up on the amount of veggies cause I know the more the healthier. Now feel free to make this your own and add the veggies you want and the seasonings you love. This is just what we love to eat but it really is a versatile meal and can be custom fit for your family too.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4 - 6 people
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

SHEPHERD'S PIE

1 lb
lean ground beef
1/3 c
beef broth
1 c
carrot, shredded
1 medium
red pepper, diced
3/4 c
onion, diced
3/4 - 1 c
peas, frozen
1/2 box
cream cheese, 4 oz. or sour cream
1/2 c
cheddar, extra sharp
1/2 c
chili sauce

SEASONINGS ADDED TO MEAT

2 - 3 tsp
oregano, dried
1 Tbsp
parsley flakes
1 - 2 tsp
cayenne pepper (optional)
1 tsp
granulated garlic
1 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
sweet paprika
1/4 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
1 - 2 Tbsp
cornstarch mixed with water and add to thicken hamburger mixture

POTATOES

6 - 8 medium
red potatoes, steamed & mashed
1/4 c
butter
1/4 c
sour cream

TOPPING

1 can(s)
french fried onions
fresh chives

How to Make Cheesy Shepherd's Pie

Step-by-Step

  • 1Prep up all your veggies by dicing and slicing.
    Put your potatoes in steamer and cook till tender.
  • 2Saute up your veggies onions, red pepper, carrots in 2 tbsp of oil or butter. Once cooked through to your liking add your seasonings and peas.
  • 3While veggies are cooking add your ground beef to another pan and cook, drain and return to pan. Add your beef broth and chili sauce then mix together. Keep on low heat and add veggies when they are done. Add your cream cheese and cheddar and stir till melted.
    Now depending if you need it thicker or not go ahead and add the corn starch w/water into the meat mixture to thicken. Stir till it thickens up.
  • 4Prepare potatoes same time as meat mixture and mash up at same time so they will be nice and hot. You are ready to plate up your meat mixture on plate. Scoop out 2 large spoonfuls and place in center and then press out in circular shape. Add desired amt of potatoes that you want and then your toppings.
  • 5Because I love onions, this one is mine topped with french fried onions. Yummm
  • 63-2-14---Made this for dinner tonight.
  • 7March 15th, 2015 --- Made this for dinner tonight and added a little more veggies than I normally do.

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About Cheesy Shepherd's Pie

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids