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Shepherd's Pie Complete Recipe

Shepherd's Pie Complete

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"Beef, veggie, and potato pie. A complete meal. Goes great with garlic bread!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Prepare potatoes according to directions on box. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, saute ground beef over medium heat for 1 minute. Add onion to skillet and continue to cook until beef is no longer pink and onion is beginning to brown. Drain off some of grease if desired.
  4. Add corn, green beans, and gravy to skillet. Mix thoroughly. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Spread potatoes over top. Lay cheese slices over potatoes.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes, until cheese turns golden brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 23, 2006

Best Shepherd Pie recipe I've found, yet! Go easy on the gravy or you'll have a "goopy mess" - I used 2 jars and it was plenty. And, for those like me who use instant potatoes, I'd advise making them a little runny, or you won't be able to spread them - the extra liquid will "cook out".

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 01, 2006

It was good but 4 cans of gravy were wayyyyy too much, it made it really soupy. Try 2 cans instead. Also, if I were to make it again, I would use shredded cheddar cheese instead of the american cheese.

Feb 19, 2006

This is just good old down home cookin’ comfort food. Shepherd’s Pie always sounded rather bland and unappealing to me. Why is it called “pie”? It’s more like a casserole. This was really yummy. Much better than I had expected. The recipe is very versatile. Use what you have. I used 2 envelopes of brown gravy. It was plenty. I used a can of French green beans and pre-cooked my frozen corn. I made real mashed potatoes. I only made this with 1 lb. of ground beef. This made plenty. I added a dash of garlic salt (this adds to the flavor a LOT!) and plenty of salt and pepper. For cheese I had a bizarre mélange of leftover Swiss, Colby-jack , sharp cheddar, American and a bit of pungent Fontina. Instead of shredding it all on top I made a cheese sauce out of it all by melting it in the microwave with some butter and a little milk. I blended it all together then spread it over the potatoes. Doing with what I had, cooking the corn, making the potatoes, making the gravy and cheese sauce, increased the prep time considerably. I made this in the afternoon to bake that evening. Couldn’t wait to try the leftovers for lunch..delicious! I welcome different ways to use ground beef. I will make this again.

Nov 09, 2007

Great Recipe!! Everyone loved it! I put some refrigerated biscuits in the bottom of the casserole as a crust. I too only used 2 cups of gravy and that was more than enough to keep it moist. The only other change I made was to layer shredded cheese on top of the meat mixture, then a layer of french fried onion rings, and then home-made mashed potatoes!!! It was a hit! This will definitely be a new regular in our home!!!

Mar 20, 2006

This was the best shepherds pie that I've ever made... I also only used 2 cans of gravy and 1 lb of beef, and it turned out perfectly!

Sep 11, 2003

This recipe is awesome. My boyfriend just told me to "give that lady some stars"! I substituted one can of cream of mushroom soup for one of the cans of gravy and used sharp cheddar in lieu of american cheese. Also, the store was out of the instant potatoes in the bag, so I used boxed instant (Hungry Jack) and doubled the 6 serving instructions which came out to just the right amount. This is the 1st time I have ever made this and it turned out great. I have already been informed that I will be making it much more often. Thanks for the great recipe!

May 10, 2006

I thought this was a tasty, stick to your ribs dish. I used frozen corn, (which I cooked prior to adding), real mashed potatoes, and shredded mild chedder. I also reduced brown gravy to two packets, which was PLENTY!

Nov 03, 2006

This was very good, I omitted the beans as most of the family doesn't like them, I only used 2 cans of gravy...I can't imagine using 4, it would be way too soupy, and I used shredded co-jack on top. We all liked this.


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  • Calories
  • 752 kcal
  • 38%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 57.4 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 139 mg
  • 46%
  • Fat
  • 40.6 g
  • 62%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 39.5 g
  • 79%
  • Sodium
  • 1979 mg
  • 79%

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

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