Shepherd's Pie With Mushrooms and Wine

Total Time
25mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

I came up with this recipe in an attempt to match one of my favorite meals with my husband's refusal to eat anything "green" (e.g., healthy!) in a Shepherd's Pie. This is now one of his favorite meals - I hope you enjoy it.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Over medium-high heat, saute the beef, onion, garlic, thyme, basil, salt and pepper until the beef is no longer pink and the onions are translucent.
  3. Add the gravy to the beef/onion mixture and stir well. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered.
  4. In a separate saute pan over medium heat, melt the butter and add the mushrooms. Saute the mushrooms until the butter is almost absorbed.
  5. Add the wine and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the mushroom mixture (with wine) to the beef mixture and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
  7. Prepare the mashed potatoes according to directions. Add enough milk so they are spreadable.
  8. Spread the beef and mushroom mixture in a casserole dish and top with the mashed potatoes.
  9. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the mashed potatoes and bake uncovered until the cheese is melted.
  10. Serve and enjoy.
  11. Note: To reheat, cover with aluminum foil and place in a 350 oven for one hour. Those danged mashed potatoes take forever to heat through!