Shepherd's Pie

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
15 min
1 hr

8 to 10 servings

  • 1 small onion
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed vegetables or niblet corn, prepared
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 to 10 medium red new potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 12 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups instant biscuit mix
  • Beef Layer: Saute onions in 2 tablespoons butter. Add ground beef. After beef is browned, add tomato sauce; Mix in vegetables. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

  • Potato Layer: Peel and slice potatoes 1/4-inch thick. Cook in boiling water for approximately 15 minutes or until fork-tender. Whip potatoes with electric mixer; mix until moderately smooth. Don't over beat them; a few lumps are nice. Add 1/2 cup heated milk, 1/2 cup butter, and sour cream. Salt and pepper, to taste. Whip until mixed. Adjust thickness by adding more milk, if desired.

  • Biscuit Layer: Combine biscuit mix and 1 cup milk. The mix should be thinner than normal biscuit mix but not runny.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Spray a 9 by 9 by 2-inch pan, or any similar casserole dish. Layer half way up with the mashed potatoes. Next, spread a layer of mixed vegetables or niblet corn on top of potatoes. Then add a layer of the meat. Pour biscuit mix over meat. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter and drizzle over top. Bake for approximately 35 to 45 minutes until top is golden brown.

  • Note: Leftovers make this dish easy to put together. So if you have leftover pork roast or beef roast with gravy and mashed potatoes from Sunday dinner then this is an easy mid- week meal that will take only a few minutes.

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The name drives me crazy, this is a "cottage pie". Shepherds raise sheep! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tonight and it was awesome! Everyone loved it. The kids didn't even notice it had onions! They just added so much flavor. We all love country gravy so that was risky, but tasted great with a little poured on toptop of the biscuit topping. Ingredients and portions are all exact. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I enjoyed making this quick yet delicious meal.  Everyone loved it.  I added garlic sauce to the mix to spice it up just a tad.  Let the meal cool a good 20 minutes so that it serves more intact is my only other recommendation. Thanks Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
need a crockpot recipe to make chicken thighs.<div><br /></div> item not reviewed by moderator and published
Miss you Ms. Paula. Shepherd's Pie is out of this world.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
Outstanding. Best Shepards Pie ever. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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