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A wonderful dish, and no one suspected I used leftover pot roast. I am sure the lamb or ground beef would have been great too. I used frozen peans and frozen corn (I like the taste better than canned). It was a nice, hearty, and filling dinner. It was super simple to make too. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It will definately be used again.
very easy recipe.. and i kept peeping at the oven door while it was baking! it's a great way to finish up leftovers, although i used fresh ground beef! i substituted the canned gravy with beef stock i made using 1 beef stock cube. i also added some ground all-spice to the beef. The results were great!
I found this a bit bland too so I added some ketchup to the mix. This improved the taste a lot. You could add tomato sauce instead of the ketchup instead. The recipe was quick and simple to make and we had second helping with this addition. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
I made it exactly to the recipe and before I put the beef mix in the casserole, I tasted and it was pretty bland. It was just missing something. Could be the canned gravy I used. So I added a beef bullion cube, some garlic powder (1/4 tsp) and 2 small bay leaves. It was just what it needed to bring out the beef flavors. LOVED the parmesean topping on the potatoes. Just wish I was more generous with the parm! Next time for sure!
Also like Tracy I used the cream of mushroom soup/brown gravy mixture. I screwed up when i read the recipe and I added full cans of corn and peas. I can still eat it... but you know... LOL... Anyhow, it's a great recipe. One last addition i made... I've never seen a recipe for shep pie without worcestershire sauce in it, so I dumped about a tablespoon into the beef mixture and it added a real tasty zing.
Great recipe. I used fresh ground beef and cooked onion with the beef. I also used one can of cream of mushroom and one packet of brown gravy mix (makes 1 cup of gravy, only used 1/2 cup. Layered some shredded cheddar cheese over the meat and veggies then layered the mashed potatoes. Turned out wonderful and even the kids loved it. Definitely will make again.
I used canned baby peas and sweet corn, fresh mushrooms and home-made mashed potatoes topped with grated asiago cheese; it was a HUGE hit!!! I give it two thumbs up, easy to do and tastes great!