Shepherd Pie for a Crowd

"This is a new recipe I've come up with using what I like from several other recipes. I serve 12 routinely and usually 3-4 extra, especially with a salad. I have this when I have leftover mashed potatoes. You can also use high quality dried mashed or frozen bags. I use french cut or small frozen green beans. Use whatever vegies your family likes."
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Ready In:
1hr 25mins




  • In a dutch oven,lightly brown hamburger until grease is released. Drain.
  • Return it to pot.
  • Add onion and garlic and saute with hamburger until onions soften.
  • Add spices, tomato sauce, paste, wine and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Simmer for 15- 20 minutes.
  • Pour into large lasagna pan.
  • Sprinkle with frozen green beans.
  • cover with mashed potatoes that have been thinned with milk enough to spread easily.
  • Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  • Bake 45 minutes at 350.
  • If you like, turn on broiler for 5 minutes until cheese gets brown and crunchy.
  • (Watch closely -- some of my kids don't like this.).

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  1. Excellent. Using what I had, I substituted veal/pork/beef for mince, and frozen peas for green beans. Have made many times and for crowds. Never a drop left over, lick the pan good!
  2. Delicious every one in the house loved it! The tomatoes made a different taste, and we all loved it
  3. This is just how my mom makes it! I don't think she uses tomato paste though, it was a little too tomatoy for me. Next time I will just use tomato sauce.


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