Saturday, October 16, 2010

Shepherd's Pie

Well, I had really high hopes for this Shepherd's Pie to turn out GREAT, but it only turned out halfway ok!  LOL  The flavor was GREAT, but the consistency was NOT so great!  It was pretty soupy!  I should have known when I put the mashed potatoes on top and they mostly sank!  LOL  Oh well, I tried!!!!!!  I'm adjusting the recipe below so that hopefully the liquid will be the right ratio when you attempt this.  It really did taste good, I swear!

P.S.  I do NOT recommend Walmart's "ground beef."  I have no idea what it really is, but it is definitely NOT like any other ground beef I've ever had.  It was seriously disgusting and a crazy consistency!!

Shepherd's Pie

1 lb. Ground Lean Ground Beef
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups mixed frozen veggies (or whatever kind you like!)
1 can Campbells' tomato soup
1/4 cup Beef Broth
3 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp. Onion Powder
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
Paprika, salt and pepper to taste
4-6 cups instant mashed potatoes, depending on how much you like!

Brown ground beef with the onions, salt and pepper.  Drain grease.

Next, in the same pan, add the veggies, tomato soup, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, and garlic powder.  Stir.

Spray the Slow Cooker insert.  Put the meat mixture in the bottom.  Put the mashed potatoes on top and sprinkle with paprika.

Cook on LOW 7-8 hours.


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  1. I actually made Sheperd's Pie in the crock pot last week and it was pretty good. My family all liked it. This is the recipe I used:

    2 pounds ground beef
    1/2 cup diced onions
    1/2 cup diced celery
    1/2 cup diced carrots
    1 cup corn, canned or frozen
    1 cup tiny frozen peas
    2 cans (10 3/4 oz) golden mushroom soup
    3 cups mashed potatoes

    Brown the beef and onions over medium heat. Transfer to crock pot. Add salt and pepper, celery, carrots and corn. In a bowl, mix peas with soup and pour into crock pot. Top with mashed potatoes, cover. Cook 3 hours on High or 6 hours on Low.

  2. I have a silly question I'm sure, (coming from someone who doesn't cook much) Is it condensed soup or ready to serve soup, and do you prepare the instant mashed potatos first or do you put the flakes in? I'm going to try and make this tomorrow. Wish me luck. Kristin

  3. Thank you Casey!!!

    It's not silly! No worries!
    Use condensed soup.
    Prepare the mashed potatoes first and then you will spread them on top.
    If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask! I'm here to help!

  4. I am an extremely picky eater, so finding recipes that I like and can cook in my slow cooker is a little difficult for me. I was wondering if the fluid (soup, broth, etc) was essential in the slow cooker to not burn the stuff. If it is, I was thinking of using a brown beef gravy as a substitute. Do you think this would work?

    1. yes, the "liquid" is essential or it will be very very dry and burn. Brown Beef gravy would be a great substitute!

  5. My aunt has seven picky eaters ages 15-5. Although this recipe they all ate. I actually made them a batch and they ate it all. Then made them some to take home that night.!!

    1. I'm so happy to hear it was enjoyed so much by all!!!

  6. Here is an alternative.....use 1 can of beef gravy AND 1 can of tomatoe sauce. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of the mashed potatoes.

  7. What would you suggest as a side dish?

  8. Thank u all and I will deffinately be trying this recipe tonight !