Sunday, February 6, 2011

Shepherd's Pie

I've learned that it's best to make a one dish meal at some point every week.  My husband gets home late sometimes and it's easy to just dish out something with a spoon.  This is such a simple recipe... should I even be posting this?  But to be honest, I used to never be able to find a shepherds pie recipe that I liked.  This one we love.  It's so simple and the flavor is just right with the onions and green beans in it.  Even for those of you that say you can't cook... you could do this with your eyes closed.  :)

Begin by chopping up and boiling your potatoes.... 

While the potatoes are cooking, chop up an onion.  Brown your meat and throw in the onion.  
Cook them for several minutes and drain the fat.  Set them aside.

In a large baking dish, line the bottom with green beans.  
Sometimes recipes call for corn too... it's all up to you and what you like!

Then layer with the beef and onion mixture.
When you potatoes are finished boiling, drain and leave a small amount of water in pan.  Then add butter, sour cream and some milk.  To be honest... I always just "eyeball" this.  I think the recipe truly calls for one tablespoon butter and one tablespoon of sour cream... but I load it up, mix it and then add more sometimes.  
I want really creamy potatoes.

Layer the potatoes on top of the beef mixture and smooth it out. 

Repeat the whole process again.  Layer until dish is almost full.

Top with shredded cheese, cover and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. 

This is a wonderful, filling, comfort food!  Enjoy!!


Potatoes (4 or 5)
1 lb ground beef
1 large onion
1 can green beans
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp sour cream
1 tbsp butter
salt and pepper to taste
shredded cheddar cheese

This post is linked to:  Hearth & Soul Hop vol. 34
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Paula said...

I think I could eat this all day long, because I love such delicious looking things :)

Tina said...

I am trying your Shepherd's Pie this evening. It look really yummy and easy to make!

Watson Family said...

Great! I hope you like it!!

Memória said...

What a yummy Cottage Pie!! (Did you know that a Shepherd's Pie has lamb, but a Cottage Pie has beef?) Either way, yours looks very tempting!! I love the amount of cheese on it!

Christy said...

Ohh, what a yummy dish you have here! I just discovered shepherd's pie this past year and it is a favorite. I love all the cheese yours has - I will be trying this soon. Thank you for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

Christine said...

This recipe looks yummy! I love Shepherds Pie but don't have a recipe that I am happy with:( Maybe I should try yours this week!

Miz Helen said...

Your Shepherds Pie looks yummy. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week!

Victor said...

I recently made a Gardener's Pie (vegetarian version of Shepherd's). We use sweet potatoes instead.

Dan said...

looks excellent! i like the multiple layers of meat.

Christine said...

I just made this last night, so good! However, I was looking for some carb kick too and put some store-bought (Stove Top Chicken)stuffing mix down in the baking dish and baked it for a bit before tossing the green beans on top and then followed the rest of your recipe as instructed.I'm definitely adding this one to the weekly rotation!

Watson Family said...

Christine - Now that's the way to think outside the box! HA I would have never thought of that... great idea!

Thanks guys! Hope you all enjoy it!

Rebecca said...

This was really great! I didn't have time to use real potatoes though, so I had to use instant. =( It still tasted great though!