Easy Sheperd's Pie

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Submitted by:  Dana Newbrough (taken from Simply Recipes)

Preheat oven to:  400 degrees                         Cook time:  30 min

     -  1 1/2 lbs. ground round beef (yes, traditional Sheperd's pie is made with lamb which you can use, but beef is much cheaper!)
     -  1 large onion, chopped
     -  1-2 c. vegetables (get bag frozen veg. mix)
     -  1 1/2 - 2 lbs potatoes (=3 large; or get container of Bob Evan's mashed potatoes, in the refrigerator section - still great and much less work!)
     -  8 Tbl. butter (1 stick)
     -  1/2 c. beef broth
     -  1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
     -  Salt, pepper and other seasonings of your choice

1)  If preparing mashed potatoes - peel and quarter potatoes and boil in water ~20 min, until tender.  Mash with better and seasonings when done.  Set aside for later.
2)  Melt 4 Tbl. butter (1/2 stick) in a large frying pan.  Saute onions for ~10 min and add veggies according to cooking time.
3)  Add ground beef and saute until no longer pink.  Add salt and pepper, Worcestershire and 1/2 c. beef broth, and cook uncovered ~ 10 min.  Continue to add more broth to keep moist.
4)  Put meet and veggie mix in bottom of greased casserole dish and put mashed potatoes on top.  Rough up with fork.  Cook at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.


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