Poor Man's Shepherd's Pie Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Poor Man's Shepherd's Pie Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Poor Man's Shepherd's Pie

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"An easy dish that's full of flavor! I always serve this with canned corn and a crisp salad."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water and brown rice to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 to 50 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet over high heat, brown the ground beef and drain fat.
  3. Stir the mushroom soup, green onion, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and pepper into the skillet with the beef. Simmer on medium low heat for 10 minutes. Serve over the rice.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 23, 2010

I substitute smoke flavoring for soy sauce. Been making this a couple years now, and I would have said 4, but my husband requests it so much and can't get enough, so I have to give it a five.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 05, 2003

Sorry, looked and tasted bad.


37 Ratings

Dec 29, 2005

I had ground beef, mushroom soup, and brown rice and needed a recipe to use what I had on hand. PERFECT! Was so easy and the worchestershire and soy sauces gave it a lovely flavor. I did saute chopped regular onion with the beef and added a bit of garlic. I asked my husband if I should make it again and he said, "Definitely!"

Feb 17, 2006

After tweaking, i would give it 5 stars. I added garlic and 1/2 bag frozen peas. spread in pan and then topped with mashed poatatos, then baked til golden. Everyone loved it!

Feb 16, 2010

When I visited friends in CA over twenty years ago, my friend's mom called this "Slop". I thought it was so incredibly delicious!!!! Years later, it is still a comfort food for me, not to mention quick and easy to throw together!

Feb 07, 2006

My family loves this recipe. I use onion powder instead of green onions and minute rice instead of brown rice...just for ease of cooking. It's fast and easy to make and doesn't taste like it's out of a box!

Oct 17, 2003

This was great for a quick meal. I made a low-fat version using ground turkey and low-fat cream of mushroom soup. I used white onions instead of green onions and added canned mushrooms. I also double the sauces for extra flavor. It was served with orzo and fresh cucumbers. The trick with this recipe is layering the flavor, I added each ingredient stirred and cooked and added the soup last.

Oct 17, 2003

Enjoyed it very much, there was none left. It was a great "quick" but very tasty meal. I added frozen peas and carrots to add the vegetable to it.


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  • Calories
  • 341 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 18.3 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 21.9 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 676 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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