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Mom's Shepherd's Pie

"This recipe is simple and affordable. It's made up of common ingredients from the pantry- ground beef, green beans, tomato sauce, potatoes and seasonings. I'm not sure where it came from, but I know there are many variations. This is Mom's! Try serving with cranberry sauce or other fruit of your choice."
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1 h servings 638 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 638 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 30.7 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 63.5g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 27.3 g
  • 55%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 651 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place the potatoes and water to cover in a large pot over high heat. Boil for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat; drain excess fat.
  3. To the ground beef, add the tomato sauce, parsley, Worcestershire sauce to taste, salt, ground black pepper and green beans. In a separate small bowl, mix the flour with the 3 tablespoons water and stir into the beef mixture.
  4. Stir all together well. Drain the potatoes, mash and spread over the beef mixture Place 2 to 3 vent holes through the mashed potatoes.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes. Brush the milk over the potatoes for the last 5 minutes of baking.

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  1. 141 Ratings

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Delicious! Everyone in my family loved it. One note though...on the nutritional information, it gives the nutritional value based on 6 servings. This made much more than 6 servings! It fit i...

Most helpful critical review

Not enough flavor. And too many potatoes!

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Delicious! Everyone in my family loved it. One note though...on the nutritional information, it gives the nutritional value based on 6 servings. This made much more than 6 servings! It fit i...

This was a great basic recipe to tweak. I used an 8oz can of tomato sauce, worchester sauce and a packet of lipton onion soup mix instead of salt, pepper and flour mixture. I also used a bag o...

This was a great meal. However, I love garlic. So I made only a few changes to it. First instead of using two cans of greenbeans,I used one can of beans and one can of corn. As for the garlic, I...

Good base recipe. Made the first time exactly as recipe states. Wasn't too thrilled; the flavor was a bit too bland for my household's taste. Made again with the following changes and got a WOW...

To make the recipe easier, I substituted instant mashed potatoes. I also added grated cheddar cheese on top. It was a quick and easy recipe!

Very good "base" recipe! I chopped up some red onion and added to the ground beef while browning. I too added Lipton Onion soup mix. I didn't use the tomato sauce--didn't have any. Instead I ...

You know what? I've been meaning to rate this since It is the BEST comfort food we ever had. Served with a salad, it makes you SIGH after your done your meal. My son asks for it ...

This was quite good, especially for the mashed potato lover at your house. I added 1 can tomato soup and 1/2 can of beefbroth to the liquid & pinch of sugar. I added onion and garlic to the mea...

This was a great recipe. I followed it exactly, except I added condensed cheddar cheese soup and put shredded cheddar cheese on top and it came out AWESOME! Thanks for sharing this recipe.