Shepherd's Pie OAMC

"I just made my first batch of this and it smells great. I made homemade gravy and plan on freezing from-scratch mashed potatoes separately. I also think that this would be great to have on hand for when you do have leftover mashed potatoes."
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2 casseroles




  • In a dutch oven or stockpot, cook the beef over medium heat.
  • About halfway through add the onion.
  • Cook until the beef is no longer pink, drain off the grease.
  • Microwave the carrots for 2 minutes.
  • Add the gravy and veggies.
  • Cool and put into 2 freezer containers. I put them in freezer bags.
  • To prepare: Thaw frozen beef mixture in the refrigerator.
  • Put into a greased 2 quart baking dish.
  • Top with mashed potatoes, melted butter and sprinkle with paprika.
  • Bake uncovered at 350F for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.

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  1. It is very good--but this is a recipe for Cottage Pie--not Shepherd's Pie. Cottage pie is made with beef, Sheperds' Pie is made with lamb. Made with Lamb it is even more delicious. Happy eating
  2. Cottage Pie it is! I ALWAYS use fresh or frozen veggies, never canned, because the fresh or frozen veggies have the most nutrients in them and taste much fresher. I make my own gravy, instead of canned, too. Very easy and the taste is the bomb! There were no leftovers! Good thing I doubled the recipe! They brought their appetites and everyone went home happy and full!
  3. Very yummy and super easy! If I don't have frozen veggies on hand, I toss in a can of Veg-All instead. Since there's only 2 of us, I usually mix up/cook 4 casseroles worth of meat and veggies and then freeze into 8 bags. It heats up great in a bread pan.
  4. It was good, but I never heard of beef gravy in a can, so i made my own gravy from beef broth. I don't know if it made a difference. I also added some chopped basil leaves.
  5. A great recipe - but it is a cottage pie not a shepherds pie!<br/>As indicated by the name - the basic ingredient of a shepherds pie is LAMB


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