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I have been making this recipe for years. I got it out of a circa 1980 Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. The recipe was titled Hamburger Pie. I do recommend topping the mashesd potatoes with grated cheese. Cheddar, Swiss, or Colby works well. Thanks for posting AnnMarie

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SweetSueAl May 14, 2007

This was so quick and easy to toss together. I used fresh green beans from the garden and that just made this recipe pop. So sweet, you can sure tell the difference between canned and fresh. I'm not a fan of instant potatoes but they are quick. To add some richness to them I used canned milk. I will make this again for sure.

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Posiespocketbook October 11, 2010

Well, I didn't make this myself, I asked a friend of mine who made it and brought it to a dinner party we had recently. She did it exactly as the recipe said and it was delicious! Everyone liked it and wanted the recipe.

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carolinerenee January 08, 2010

I was debating making this recipe, but I'm so glad I did. It was easy to throw together. I used ground turkey and defrosted haricot verts. This recipe had a nice sweetness to it. I admit, I used Idahoan potatoes since i didn't have any on hand. I turned on the broiler for the last 5 minutes of cooking to slightly brown the potatoes. Thank you for posting Ann Marie, I will definitely keep this in my quick dinner night arsenal :)

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Julie421511 January 31, 2011

It was very good and quick. I've never made shepherds pie with tomato soup. I think I will start doing it more often. Some changes I made... a layer of frozen hash browns on the bottom. Then a layer of the ground beef (also frozen previously). Then I took 2 cups of frozen peas and mixed them with the tomato soup. I kept the layers intact and used leftover instant mashed potatoes on top. Popped it all in the oven. Wasn't sure if the potatoes would dry out since it would take longer with everything frozen but it worked out OK. Partway through I sprayed some PAM on top. Don't know if it made a difference or not.

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Chef Tweaker September 30, 2008

We enjoyed your recipe. I did use leftover potatoes from last night which worked well. I think next time I will dot the potatoes with a bit of butter or margarine to help them brown up a bit. The family licked their plates clean. Thanks for sharing your tasty recipe.

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GaylaV March 03, 2008

I haven't tried this recipe but, this recipe for me is called Shepards Pie. Have made my Shepards Pie many times but ALWAYS used real mashed potatoes.

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Langeo February 06, 2008

Nice comfort food. I added 1 tsp creole spice mix to the meat, about a cup of frozen veggies with the beans and about 1/2 cup cheddar cheese on top. Simple, yet really good. Thanks for sharing. Will be making this again.

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littleturtle September 08, 2007

This was sooo yummy!

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rmc76 May 12, 2007

My mom never made anything like this. We were from California and this seems more like a Midwestern recipe to me. Anyway,my cowboy husband loved it as did my two DSs. And I absolutely loved that it used just what I had leftover when the cupboards are bare! Substituted peas b/c that is what I had and the mashed potatoes from the night before had butter, sour cream and cheese. Thanks - you saved dinner!

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ntludu December 13, 2005
Mom's Hamburger, Green Bean, Tomato Soup, Mashed Potato Hot Dish