Friday, April 6, 2012

Quick and Easy Shepherds Pie

Made this casserole last night and got raves from the Granddaughters as "Totally super good"

Quick and Easy Shepherd's Pie

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes. Serves 6


  • 2 Tbs olive oil and 1 tbs Butter
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 1 cup each: chopped carrots and peas

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground round beef or lamb
  • Lawrys Seasoning salt
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 4 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbs cornstarch
  • 1 package prepacked ready made mashed potatoes (like Bob Evans)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar (more or less to taste)
  • Pepper, other seasonings of choice
1  Heat butter and olive oil in large frying pan.
2 Sauté onions, celery and carrots in butter until tender over medium heat (10 mins). Season meat with Seasoning salt. Add meat to pan, brown meat. Drain. Sprinkle with cornstarch, Mix well. Add peas, tomato sauce, pepper, worchestershire sauce and broth. Simmer on low for 10 min.
3. Spray a rectangular pan w/Pam. Pour in meat mixture.
4. Mix cheese and potatoes. Spread on top of meat mixture.
5. Rough up with a fork so that there are peaks that will brown nicely. You can use the fork to make some
    designs in the potatoes as well.
6 Cook in 400 degree oven until bubbling and brown (about 30 minutes).

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