Shepherd's pie is made by combining browned ground beef, vegetables and sauce into a baking dish and topping it with mashed potatoes. The shepherd's pie is baked in a 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 30 to 45 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
An easy shepherd's pie is made by browning 2 pounds of ground beef in a skillet. After the fat is drained off, one small diced onion is added to the skillet and cooked for five minutes. Two jars of homestyle beef gravy with mushrooms is added to the meat mixture along with 2 cups of frozen corn and 2 cups of frozen peas and carrots. Other frozen mixed vegetables can be substituted as desired.
The meat mixture is placed in a large baking dish and set aside. Either 2 or 3 cups of mashed potatoes are prepared and added on top of the meat mixture. If desired, the top can be sprinkled with paprika or sharp cheddar cheese. The shepherd's pie is baked in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 to 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
This recipe can be divided into two smaller baking dishes, and one can be frozen for later use.