Thursday, February 12, 2009

Spunky Shepherds Pie

I have never been a big fan of Shepherds pie... truth be known- I don't think I ever had it before.... It never seemed very appealing. Dan made it once or twice before he went to Iraq. I was sitting around trying to think of something different for dinner. I thought I would be a good little wifey and make my honey something I know he likes! I knew the general ingredients in shepherds pie... but I thought it needed a little boost in taste! I think my mission was accomplished! This was yummie!

2lbs Ground Beef
1 Can Mixed Veggies
1/2 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
Hot sauce
1 Medium Onion- diced
8-10 Medium Potatoes- peeled and cubed
garlic powder or salt
1 Cup Sour Cream
2 Cups Mild Shredded Cheese

Peel and cube potatoes. Boil until soft. In the meantime, brown your ground beef. Once thoroughly cooked, drain it. With the little bit of oil left in the bottom of your pan, brown your onion. Once onion is brown and tender return the ground beef to the same pan. Add 1/2 cup worcestershire sauce and several shakes (don't be scared.... I added about 15 shakes to mine- I like it spicy!) hot sauce to the ground beef/onion mixture. Simmer on low.

Once your potatoes are tender- drain them and use your mixer to mash-em! Add 1 cup sour cream and 1/2 cup shredded cheese and garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste, and continue to mix until well blended.

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Use a non-stick 9x14 pan or grease a glass pan. Put down layer of ground beef mixture, then can of mixed veggies (they don't have to be cooked first). On the top goes your cheesy mashed potatoes. Sprinkle remaining shredded cheddar over the top. Bake for 25-35 mins until cheese is melted and potatoes start to brown!

1 comment:

  1. Oh that sounds so yummy and looks good. I may have to try this one. Thanks hun!