Shepherd's Pie Recipe with Beef
Seasoned ground beef and mixed vegetables are sauteed in a rich gravy, layered in a dish with creamy mashed potatoes, then topped with a layer of cheddar cheese before being baked to perfection in this easy Shepherd's Pie recipe.
beef, casserole, easy recipe, one-pot meals
instant mashed potatoes
¼ - ½
1 - 2
frozen mixed veggies
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
: Preheat the oven to 375°. Place a rack in the middle.
Over medium-high heat, saute the onions in the oil until tender and beginning to take on a little brown color. Remove the onions to a plate and hold until later.
Add the ground beef to the pan and cook until no pink color remains. Drain the excess fat.
: Stir in the flour, cook for 1 minute.
: Add in the beef broth and ketchup, mix well.
Add the onions back to the pan along with the mixed veggies, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
: Prepare the mashed potatoes following instructions on the packet.
Spread the ground beef and vegetable mixture in an even layer on the bottom of a 2 quart casserole dish. Top with the mashed potatoes and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Place dish in the preheated oven for 15 - 20 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted.
If the sauce is still too thin, combine 1 heaping tbsp of corn starch with 2 tbsp cold water. Stir in this mixture to the ground beef and vegetable mixture. Stir well.