Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easy Shepherd's Pie

I make this shepherd's pie every couple of months. It is in no way an elegant meal. I was able to get a nice picture, but you should have seen my husband's plate! I love it because it's easy and it's an all in one dish. I make my bread machine rolls to go with it and I have a meal. The significant thing about this recipe is the garlic mashed potatoes. I use minced garlic in a jar, a packet of brown gravy, and sometimes (I hate to admit) instant mashed potatoes.
Easy Shepherd's Pie
1 lb. ground beef
2 cups hot mashed potatoes
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) cream cheese, cubed
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 16oz. bag frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1 cup beef gravy

1 Brown meat in large skillet; drain.
2 Mix potatoes, cream cheese, 1/2 cup cheese, and garlic until well blended.
3 Combine meat, vegetables and gravy; spoon into 9-inch square baking dish.
4 Cover with potato mixture and remaining cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 min. or until heated through.



If this tastes half as good as it looks, my family will be so pleased!