Beef and Green Bean Pie With Squash and Potato Topping

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 40 mins

To save time the ground beef/bean filling can be prepared in advance and refrigerated. I like to add in a couple of tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese into the ground beef filling, but that is only optional. This is an amazing ground beef recipe, and one you will really enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the topping: cook squash and potatoes in boiling water until tender (about 12-15 minutes) drain and return to the pot.
  2. Add in milk, salt, pepper, nutmeg and Tabasco sauce (if using).
  3. Mash with a potato masher until fluffy; set aside to cool slightly.
  4. To make the filling: In a large skillet saute the onion and celery until soft (about 5-6 minutes).
  5. Add in garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes; remove to a plate.
  6. Add the ground beef to the skillet; cook until browned (about 3-4 minutes).
  7. Stir in basil, oregano, cumin, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, the reserved onion mixture and the 2 tablespoons flour.
  8. Add in the drained tomatoes and green beans; mix to combine and bring to a boil.
  9. Lower temperature; cover and cook for about 20 minutes (seasoning with more spices to suit taste).
  10. Spoon/spread the ground beef mixture into a 13 x 9-inch greased baking dish.
  11. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese (can use grated cheddar cheese in place of the Parmesan cheese if desired).
  12. Beat the egg into the squash mixture.
  13. Spread over the beef filling.
  14. Make decorative swirls with a fork if desired.
  15. Sprinkle with more Parmesan if desired and paprika.
  16. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes, or until top is bubbly and golden brown.
  17. Cool for 20 minutes before serving.


Most Helpful

I called this Shepherd's Pie's Fancy Pants Cousin. This was definately good. The kids loved it. It was a lot of work, though. A good Sunday dinner. I bet you could make this vegetarian with portabellas and it would be good.

MoreWithLessMom May 13, 2009

Had to give this 5 stars, since I am making it tonight for the third time!! Everyone has loved this. Thanks for a keeper!

Michelle Minicucci October 29, 2011

this is a very good meal

Chef Fors September 22, 2005

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