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Easy Shepherd's Pie Recipe with Beef

Homemade easy Classic Sheperd's Pie Recipe, pure comfort food. Sauteed ground beef with vegetables in a gravy topped with mashed potatoes and baked. Quick casserole for busy evenings.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs mashed potato
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef (10%-15% fat)
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup chicken broth (or beef broth)
  • 3 Tbsp diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp ketchup
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables, more if desired

Instructions

Prepare mashed potatoes-

Meat and vegetables-

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • In a skillet, heat 1 Tbsp oil. Once hot, saute the ground beef with onions, breaking apart the meat as it's cooking.
  • Stir in the garlic and then flour, add the bay leaves. Pour in the broth.
  • When the mixture thickens, add in the chopped tomatoes, ketchup, season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer.
  • Add in the vegetables and bring to a simmer again, stirring as needed.
  • Transfer the meat mixture to the bottom of a casserole dish, discarding the bay leaves. Top with creamy mashed potatoes.
  • With the back of a fork, add design to potatoes.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until potatoes start to turn golden.
  • Enjoy, friends!

Notes

Freezing option:

  • Uncooked - Cover with foil and tightly wrap with a few layers of plastic wrap.
  • Cooked - Cool completely, cover with foil and plastic wrap. Completely thaw before cooking or reheating.