Mexican Shepherd's Pie

Mexican Shepherd's Pie

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Michelle Blanchard Ardillo 2

"This is a Mexican version of the Shepherd's Pie that is so popular in the UK. I decided to try this one night when I did not have any mashed potatoes. Its cheap, quick and easy...and my kids loved it! Serve with a tossed green salad for a great family meal!"
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1 h servings 407 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 407 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 19.8 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.9g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 22.6 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 1223 mg
  • 49%

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 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place the beef and onion in a skillet over medium heat. Cook until beef is evenly brown and onion is tender. Drain grease. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix in the tomatoes, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in the taco seasoning and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and continue cooking 5 minutes, until thickened. Transfer to the prepared baking dish, and top evenly with corn.
  3. Prepare the corn muffin mix according to package directions. Spread evenly over the corn layer in the baking dish.
  4. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until puffed and golden. Garnish with olives and cheese.


  1. 403 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I'm one of those weird people who don't like their food to touch on their plate, so wasn't sure how I'd like these flavors all mixed together, but it was quite good, just needed a bit of tweakin...

Most helpful critical review

A little bland for me the first time around. Second time though, I used chipotle diced tomatoes, two jalapenos, and a can of kidney beans. Yum.

I'm one of those weird people who don't like their food to touch on their plate, so wasn't sure how I'd like these flavors all mixed together, but it was quite good, just needed a bit of tweakin...

Excellent! This is what I changed and it still turned out great. I added 1 can of refried beans after I added the taco seasoning & water. I made up 2 boxes of Jiffy corn muffin mix instead of...

Absolutely delicious!!! I took it to a potluck and it was a hit. I doubled the corn muffin mix as reviewers had suggested which was perfect - one box would not have been enough to cover. I used ...

I made this with approx. two pounds of lean turkey burger instead of beef. Also used two packages of corn bread. Tasted great, the whole family loved it. Next time I'll add a bean of some kin...

My husband and I thought this was good and I plan on making it again. I made some changes to the recipe...I added minced garlic to the onion/beef mixture and added a can of kidney beans (which ...

I made this for dinner last night and it was delicious! My entire family raved about it. I made a couple minor changes, most suggested by previous reviewers. I added black beans over the beef...

I messed up earlier and gave this sucker a 4 star rating instead of 5. Half way through, I found I had no cornbread muffin mix so I replaced that layer with a mixture of: 1c Bisquik 1/2c Milk 1...

Dee-lish! I added a can of chopped green chilles to the meat and mixed corn and cheese into the corn bread batter. I'll definately be making this again soon.

Outstanding! Just the comfort food we needed on this chilly Autumn night! A couple of slight changes though... First, use taco sauce or salsa instead of water, it just adds way more flavor. And ...

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