ground beef shepherds pie recipe
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Ground Beef Shepherds Pie Recipe

A ground beef shepherds pie recipe made with ground beef and seasoned with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. Serve this cottage pie for a hearty breakfast or brunch. You could also serve this for a late dinner after work. It is a quick and easy dish that works well as a way to use up leftovers.

Shepherds pie is an easy recipe to stretch if you have unexpected guests arriving. Just add a can of mixed vegetables to the meat portion of the recipe and this will easily serve 6 people.

Also take a look at these other Shepherds Pie recipes : Shepherds Pie Recipe and Hearty Shepherds Pie Recipe.

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Ground Beef Shepherds Pie Recipe

Ground Beef Shepherds Pie Recipe
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A ground beef shepherds pie recipe made with leftover cooked ground beef and seasoned with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6 servings
Seasoned Meat:
  • 2 cups cooked ground beef (you can also use leftover steak or roast)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green onion
  • 1 cup brown beef gravy
  • salt and pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon hot red pepper

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes:
  • 2 cups prepared mashed potato (can use instant mashed potatoes)
Seasoned with:
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
Other Ingredients:
  • 1-15 ounce can mixed vegetables, drained (optional)
  • ¼ cup cold butter, cut into cubes
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease a 6-quart round casserole glass baking dish or a 9" x 9" square pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cooked ground beef, gravy and onion. Season with salt, pepper, paprika, and hot red pepper.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl combine the mashed potatoes, parsley, thyme and oregano. Mix well.
  5. In the bottom of your greased casserole or baking dish, layer half of the mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables.
  6. Add the meat mixture on top.
  7. Follow with the remaining half of the mashed potatoes.
  8. Dot the mashed potatoes with small cubes of butter.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are browned and the Shepherds pie is heated all the way through.
Makes 4-6 servings.

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AboutLaura Jean Warnke

Laura Jean Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

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