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The Best Shepherd’s Pie

The Best Shepherd’s Pie is a hearty ground beef dinner recipe loaded with corn, onions and gravy all topped with creamy mashed potatoes.

The Best Shepherd's Pie is an easy ground beef dinner recipe. A base of ground beef tossed in brown gravy is topped with corn and creamy mashed potatoes.

The Best Shepherd’s Pie is an easy ground beef dinner recipe.

The Best Shepherd's Pie is an easy ground beef dinner recipe. A base of ground beef tossed in brown gravy is topped with corn and creamy mashed potatoes.

A base of ground beef tossed in brown gravy is topped with corn and creamy mashed potatoes.

The Best Shepherd's Pie is an easy ground beef dinner recipe. A base of ground beef tossed in brown gravy is topped with corn and creamy mashed potatoes.

This easy shepherd’s pie recipe takes just under an hour from start to finish and serves six people.

The Best Shepherd's Pie is an easy ground beef dinner recipe. A base of ground beef tossed in brown gravy is topped with corn and creamy mashed potatoes.

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This ground beef casserole serves 6 people and takes less than an hour from start to finish.

To make this shepherd’s pie I started by browning some ground beef in a large frying pan along with some diced onions.

diced onions and ground beef cooking in a frying pan

While the ground beef was cooking I brought some milk and water to a boil in a large saucepan.

milk in a large saucepan

Once the the liquid was boiling I removed the pan from the heat and added some butter and herb flavoured instant mashed potato mix to the liquid.

instant mashed potato powder added to boiling milk

I stirred well, added some margarine, and then continued stirring until the mashed potatoes were nice and smooth.

cream mashed potatoes in a saucepan with a wooden spoon

Once the beef was fully cooked I spooned off the excess grease and then added some brown gravy mix and water to the pan.

powdered beef gravy mix added to cooked ground beef

I stirred the beef well until all of the meat was coated in gravy.

cooked ground beef and onions in a frying pan with gravy

Then I dumped the ground beef mixture into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish and spread it out evenly.

cooked ground beef and diced onions in a baking dish

I spread some canned corn over the beef.

corn spread on top of ground beef in a baking dish

Then I spread the instant mashed potatoes over the corn.

mashed potatoes on top of shepherd's pie before baking

I placed the dish in the oven and cooked it until the potatoes were just starting to brown around the edges of the pan.

The Best Shepherd's Pie is an easy ground beef dinner recipe. A base of ground beef tossed in brown gravy is topped with corn and creamy mashed potatoes.

I removed the shepherd’s pie from the oven and allowed it to rest for a few minutes before serving.

The Best Shepherd's Pie is an easy ground beef dinner recipe. A base of ground beef tossed in brown gravy is topped with corn and creamy mashed potatoes.

This hearty dish is the perfect comfort food for cold weather.

Ground beef and mashed potatoes are the perfect combination.

If you are looking for an easy but delicious dinner recipe you need to try The Best Shepherd’s Pie!

You could also try this recipe with ground turkey or ground chicken for a lighter version.

The Best Shepherd's Pie is an easy ground beef dinner recipe. A base of ground beef tossed in brown gravy is topped with corn and creamy mashed potatoes.

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PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Easy Shepherd’s Pie:

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 oz Butter & Herb Flavoured Instant Mashed Potato mix
  • 2 tbsp margarine
  • 1.74 oz brown gravy mix, (2 x 0.87oz packets)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 15.25 oz canned corn

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Brown the ground beef in a large frying pan, over medium-high heat, with a dab of butter or margarine.
  3. Add the diced onions, salt and pepper to the beef while it’s cooking.
  4. While the ground beef is cooking, bring 3 cups of water and 1 cup milk to boil in a large saucepan.
  5. Once the liquid is boiling, remove the pan from the heat and add the instant mashed potatoes to the pot. Stir well.
  6. Add the 2 tbsp of margarine to the potatoes and continue stirring until smooth. Set aside.
  7. Once the ground beef is fully cooked, spoon of the excess grease and then add the beef gravy mix and 1/2 cup of water to the frying pan. Stir until all of the meat is coated in gravy.
  8. Dump the ground beef mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Spread it out evenly.
  9. Spoon the canned corn over the beef and spread it out evenly.
  10. Spread the mashed potatoes over the corn.
  11. Place the dish in the oven and bake until the mashed potatoes are starting to brown around the edges. 37-40 minutes.
  12. Remove the shepherd’s pie from the oven and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.
  13. Enjoy!

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Yield: 6 people

The Best Shepherd's Pie

The Best Shepherd's Pie is an easy ground beef dinner recipe. A base of ground beef tossed in brown gravy is topped with corn and creamy mashed potatoes.

The Best Shepherd's Pie is an easy ground beef dinner recipe. A base of ground beef tossed in brown gravy is topped with corn and creamy mashed potatoes.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 oz Butter & Herb Flavoured Instant Mashed Potato mix
  • 2 tbsp margarine
  • 1.74 oz brown gravy mix, (2 x 0.87oz packets)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 15.25 oz canned corn

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Brown the ground beef in a large frying pan, over medium-high heat, with a dab of butter or margarine.
  3. Add the diced onions, salt and pepper to the beef while it's cooking.
  4. While the ground beef is cooking, bring 3 cups of water and 1 cup milk to boil in a large saucepan.
  5. Once the liquid is boiling, remove the pan from the heat and add the instant mashed potatoes to the pot. Stir well.
  6. Add the 2 tbsp of margarine to the potatoes and continue stirring until smooth. Set aside.
  7. Once the ground beef is fully cooked, spoon of the excess grease and then add the beef gravy mix and 1/2 cup of water to the frying pan. Stir until all of the meat is coated in gravy.
  8. Dump the ground beef mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Spread it out evenly.
  9. Spoon the canned corn over the beef and spread it out evenly.
  10. Spread the mashed potatoes over the corn.
  11. Place the dish in the oven and bake until the mashed potatoes are starting to brown around the edges. 37-40 minutes.
  12. Remove the shepherd's pie from the oven and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.
  13. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 487

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