|Faux Shepherd's Pie|
FAUX SHEPHERD'S PIE
1 lb. ground beef
1/4 medium onion, diced
6 servings mashed potatoes (fresh, instant, leftover - whatever you have)
1 can (15 oz) beef or turkey gravy*
1 can corn or 1 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
Salt, pepper, thyme
Heat oven to 350. Pam-Spray a 1 1/2 qt casserole dish.
Brown ground beef with onion in fry pan. Use spoon to break up large chunks. Add 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/4 tsp black pepper and salt to taste. Cook until all pink in meat is gone. Drain off fat. Mix can of gravy in with meat.
Place meat/gravy mixture in casserole dish. Drain corn and layer on top of meat. (You do not have to pre-cook frozen corn! Just layer it on, frozen.) Next spoon mashed potatoes over meat/corn mixture evenly. Sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese.
Bake in oven, covered, until hot and bubbly - about 20 to 30 minutes.
*For some reason, I prefer to use Franco American Turkey Gravy - probably the cheapest gravy you can find at your grocery store! I have used beef gravy, leftover gravy and pork gravy, but the turkey gravy just adds something the others don't have!
This serves 4 to 6, which is two meals and two lunches for us. I usually serve this with a side salad and biscuits or corn bread.
You get 6 servings from this at just .65 per serving!
You can substitute any vegetable for the corn -- frozen peas and carrots or canned drained green beans also work well. Some recipes call for Worcestershire Sauce added to the meat, but I prefer it without.