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Shepherd's Pie IV Recipe

Shepherd's Pie IV

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"Shepherd's Pie is a wonderful 'company meal' to share or to send for my husband's lunches. We like to pack it in disposable containers and share it with home bound friends who are recovering from an illness or with our grandma. Since everything is in one container, it is easy to transport and hearty to eat. If desired, replace the chives with parsley."

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10x15x2 inch baking dish.
  2. Place ground sirloin in a large skillet over medium heat and saute 1 minute. Add chopped onion and continue to cook until meat is no longer pink and onion is beginning to brown. Pour mixture into greased baking dish.
  3. Top meat layer with green beans and cauliflower. Sprinkle cheese over vegetables, then spread evenly with cream of mushroom soup.
  4. Place potatoes in a large pot. Cover them with water and bring to a boil. Boil 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain.
  5. To potatoes add softened cream cheese and butter or margarine. Whip until all ingredients are combined. Pour in milk and continue to whip until potatoes are smooth and fluffy. Add garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Spread potatoes over soup layer. Sprinkle lightly with chives.
  6. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes, until potatoes are golden brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 04, 2005

This recipe worked well. However, I did make some changes. I used the serving converter and made enough for 5 people. I substituted frozen corn for the cauliflower and I omitted the cream cheese from the mashed potatoes. Someone else complained about the milk not being enough for the mashed potatoes. Honestly I didn't even look at those measurements. I just made real mashed potatoes the way I always do (and I never measure there either) and it worked just fine, so probably "mashed potatoes to taste" would be a good addition to the recipe. I also forgot to add salt. Even without salt, this dish came out well and it was a hit with the kids (1 and 3). It worked great for finger food for my 1 yr old, and even my husband enjoyed it. It is super easy and a great quick fix meal. I would definitely recommend it, and it will be on our repeat menu as well. I give it four stars, for being a good, balanced, tasty meal. The only reason I wouldn't give it five is because five seems like it ought to be reserved for something really fabulous, ingenious, or out of the ordinary.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 20, 2007

A bit bland. Better Shepherd pis recipes on this site

Nov 05, 2002

I found this recipe as I sought to rid the fridge of a head of aging cauliflower. It was delicious- preferable to the recipe not containing the cauliflower. I did omit the cream cheese in the recipe, and everything turned our wonderfully! Thanks!

Jun 12, 2006

Great basic recipe!!! I used ground beef, minced garlic, and made my own real mashed potatoes. Hubby and I loved it but will tweak it according to our tastes. Am going to sprinkle red pepper chips in meat and onion mixture to make it spicer. I see endless variations in this future pie. Thanks for sharing!

Oct 04, 2003

This recipe was very, very, good. It made wonderful leftovers. The only thing we changed was that we only used two onions, that was plenty. Also, we used real mashed potatoes instead of instant. But it was a very good recipe that we'll use again when we have company for dinner.

Jan 27, 2012

Excellent! I mashed the cauliflower w/the potatoes (can't tell it's even there). I also added about a cup of sour cream to the cream of mushroom soup. I have three recipes for Shepherds Pie, and I think this is my favorite. My kids like it with corn better than with green beans. This is a versatile recipe.

Nov 17, 2010

This recipe was worth a second helping! Omitted the cauliflower and added mushrooms to the ground beef. My family loved it!

Mar 20, 2007

Great recipe. Never made this before. Cut down a little on the onions and cooked the vegetables a little first. Had lots of leftovers that heated up well and tasted just as good as the first day.


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  • Calories
  • 564 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.3 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 28.2 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 7.7 g
  • 31%
  • Protein
  • 27.4 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 574 mg
  • 23%

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

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