Updated Shepherds Pie
An easy shepherd's pie made with lean ground beef has a light but flavorful layer of creamy mashed potatoes on top.
This easy shepherd's pie is a layered casserole of ground beef and veggies in a homemade gravy. It's topped with Cheddar cheese mashed potatoes.
This was my first attempt at Shepherds Pie and I will definitely be making it again. The only thing I added was salt and pepper. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. It was very good.
Nothing fancy, but mild and good. We added salt and pepper at the table. I forgot to add the ketchup. Oops. This could be used to finish off some partial packs of frozen veggies. I like the idea on reviewer had of using Bob Evans mashed potatoes, but honestly, my first run through using the small potatoes...even with the peeling and going from cold water to boil, it was not too much trouble. I used my Pampered Chef smasher-thing. Can't remember what they call it; it's not a potato masher, but it worked fine.
Tasted great ! I made mine with ground BISON, without ketchup, with Worcestershire. Veggies on the bottom, meat in the middle and potatoes on top. Made a gravy to pour over meat. Loved it.
I think this was a great starting point. I changed a few things. I didn’t put in the beef stock I substitute it for a can of cream of mushroom soup. I used instant potatoes because I didn’t have real ones so I put the sour cream in with the beef after it was cooked. I also didn’t have frozen veggies so I used a can of green beans a can of corn kernels and a can of sliced carrots. I added minced garlic onion powder garlic powder chili powder and Cajun powder to the beef while it was cooking to give it flavor and added pepper salt onion powder minced garlic to the potatoes to give everything more flavor because it seemed bland without it.!! After these few changes it was just like mom used to make.!!! Will definitely be making this again.! ??
needs seasoning in meat, and salt and pepper, also, butter poatatos.
Shepherd's Pie recipes are traditionally done with lamb, but are great with any ground meat--turkey and beef being the most popular modern versions. Give this great casserole a try, and watch everyone flock to the table.
Didn't make any changes came out perfect