Friday, September 4, 2009

Shepards Pie

Oh what a staple Shepards Pie is. Todd and I both agreed it would be a good meal to use the thawed hamburger meat on. Forgive me, the picture is sort of bland. But the dish is so good. And filling, very filling.

What you need...
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1/2 of a medium sized onion, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp pepper flakes
  • 2/3 cup of condensed cream of mushroom soup, not diluted
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (I'm lazy and I used the instant kind :] )
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
Brown the meat in a medium sized pan. Once it's almost done, add some salt, pepper, the paprika and pepper flakes. Drain meat and set aside. Set your oven to 350 degrees.Add onions and carrots to the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes, add the garlic. Then cook until the onions are translucent. Add the meat back into the pan and also the cream of mushroom soup. Stir to combine and warm. While thats happening, spray a baking dish with non-stick spray. After about 3 minutes, take the meat mixture and spread it into your baking pan. Top with the mashed potatoes and sprinkle that with a little salt and some more paprika. Bake for 20 minutes, then add the cheese on top and leave in for another 5 minutes or until the cheese melts. Then eat it.

*You can add a whole plethora of veggies to this, Todd just was in the mood for the carrots, so thats all we used. I recommend peas, green beans, corn, or any combination of those! Also, you can use condensed tomato soup instead of the mushroom if you wanted! *

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