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This was a very yummy supper. I used instant potatoes and gravy out of a jar because I was feeling lazy. I did cut back on the veggies some...I probably used about 3 cups instead of the 4. This is something that I will probably make again. Delish. The cream cheese and cheddar cheese in the potatoes was a very nice touch. Thanks for posting! Made for Football Tag 2008 :)
A wonderful complete dinner! Thanks! I used instant mashed potatoes, an spiced and already salted Italian veggies mix and two biiiiiig galic cloves! I didn't use the broth as I combined the half frozen veggies to the meat, they released enough juice. The veggies mix included: mushrooms, zucchini, peppers and green beans. I would use this mix again and I wouldn't use a fade neutral mix...or I would add spices! It was very easy to assemble and fast; however the preparation of the ingredients requires more time if you don't have all ready.
Trying again - wrote a review yesterday that seems to have disappeared into thin air. So, anyway...I increased this recipe to serve 9 since one never know how large a serving actually is. Made gravy using drippings from the cooked meat. For the veggies, I chopped and cooked 1 cup of onion and 1 cup of carrots. Added 1 cup of canned and drained (reserved liquid for gravy) mushrooms, and not quite a cup of defrosted peas. Put in an 11x13 pan. We had never had Shepherd's Pie before but certainly will again. Everyone love it! Thanks, Jim!
Hadn't made this dish in years. Something I used to make when I was a starving student. I precooked the veggies (carrots and green beans) in the microwave so they would be tender. I added onion to my meat mixture just because I really love onions. Would suggest making extra mashed potatoes for a thicker layer on top because they are delicious with the cream cheese added! I am going to make my mashed potatoes with cream cheese from now on! I bet fresh chives would be great added to them.
This is really good. I put about a tablespoon of catchup in with the meat and gravy to give it a little zip. Really nice!
Great Shepherd's pie and it's hard to believe, but I've come to the realization that the whole world depends on me...the whole world! For instance, India is on hold with questions regarding Easy Chai Masala, France is on line 2 asking advice about Shortcut Boeuf (Beef) Bourguignon and somebody from Texas wants to fight because she's fearful I'd snitch her recipe for Agave Margarita and she didn't even have one in hand when she walked in! Well, maybe that someone from India will pacify whatever Texas' beef is. What else? Oh, yeah, made for ZWT#8~Great Britain/Ireland.
Got a gr8 visual for this recipe: hubby pushed plate away after sampling it (I thought he hated it!) & gave me a big hug & said it was one of the best things ever!! I cut this recipe in half: I only used about 1 1/2 cups frozen veggies (peas/carrots mix) & used low fat cheddar. It really was quite easy & delicious according to the husband. Thanks so much for sharing!!
This is the easiest and tastiest 30 minute meal I have come across so far. The only negative would be it calls for literally no spices. This time I added some pepper and I used beef broth thickened for the gravy. I doubled the recipe because we are a big family. Next time I will use some Italian spices and more pepper than I did this time. I want to use real potatoes next time instead of instant but I had a time crunch. The cream cheese added nice flavor but sour cream would also be a nice addition. I did use less veggies but did not want to overflow my pan. I will probably put what the recipe calls for the next time.
For a quick easy shepards pie this is fantastic! I also added some diced onion to the meat while it was cooking. Next time I will do the same. In addition I will add a bit more garlic and salt for flavor!
A good beef pie but stop calling this dish shepherd's pie. There is no lamb in this recipe. Shepherd's don't tend to their herds".