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Easy Shepherd's Pie

This Easy Sheperd's Pie recipe has a delicious ground beef filling with gravy and frozen vegetables. Prepare it on the Stove Top in less than 30 minutes, then broil for 5. This is a perfect shortcut dinner for busy weeknights and a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ cup yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 rib celery, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. ground beef, I used 85% lean
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup brown gravy
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 3 cups mashed potatoes

Instructions

Prepare the Potatoes.

  • My homemade mashed potato recipe is perfect for this recipe, you’ll make a half batch to end up with 3 cups. While the potatoes boil, prepare the filling.

Prepare the Filling

  • Preheat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the diced onions and celery. Saute for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Increase heat to high. Add the ground beef. Cook and crumbled until cooked through. Drain all excess grease.
  • Reduce heat to medium-high. Sprinkle in the flour and toss to coat. Add the Tomato Paste and thyme. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Deglaze the pan with the Chicken broth. Use a silicone spatula to scrape up any brown bits from the pan, this adds flavor to the filling.
  • Add HALF of the brown gravy. Stir in the vegetables until heated through.
  • Season with salt/pepper and add more gravy if desired. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Remove from heat.

Assemble

  • Transfer to a lightly greased 9-inch pie pan or 7 x 11 casserole dish. Carefully spread warm mashed potatoes on top.
  • Use a fork to “rake” lines into the mashed potatoes.

Broil

  • Set the oven rack about 5 inches away from the broiler. Set to a high broil, 550 degrees.
  • Broil for about 5 minutes watch it after 2 minutes, it will go from perfectly browned to burned quickly.
  • Remove from heat and serve.

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Notes

PRO TIP: Add a layer of cheddar cheese below the mashed potatoes for melty, cheesy deliciousness!

If you prefer to double this recipe, bake in a 9 x 13 casserole dish or use a wide (12-inch), oven safe skillet on the stove and transfer to the oven.

Using Store-Bought or Instant Potatoes
If you're not up for making homemade mashed potatoes, 3 cups of store bough or instant mashed potatoes may be used for an easy shortcut!

 

Nutrition

Calories: 528kcal, Carbohydrates: 52g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 81mg, Sodium: 451mg, Potassium: 1005mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 2371IU, Vitamin C: 47mg, Calcium: 54mg, Iron: 4mg
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