Sunday, August 4, 2013

Shepherd's Pie

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It's been awhile since I posted a recipe and even longer since I made this dish.  Many years ago, my brother-in-law taught me how to make Shepherd's Pie and it is a favorite with my family.  Isn't it funny how we forget those family favorites until something comes up to remind us?  This time the reminder came to my daughter when she tried a different type of Shepherd's Pie.  She came home and wanted this one so we made it.  The best part is that when you make 1, it's not that hard to make several so we made 2 more to freeze.

Ingredients:
1 pound of hamburger
1 small can of tomato soup
1 can of green beans (I prefer French cut, but only had regular cut on hand)
Mashed potatoes (this is the first time that we have used fresh potatoes.  I was taught to use instant potatoes)
Cheddar Cheese - 1.5-2 cups shredded
Optional - chopped onion (We used 1 onion to make 3 batches)


Instructions:
Brown hamburger and onion.  Drain and set aside.  Prepare mashed potatoes as you normally would.  I used 4 potatoes, but probably could have done with 3.  I believe that 4 servings of instant potatoes would be about right if you use instant.


Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Place your browned hamburger in the bottom of an 8"X8" square pan.  Open the tomato soup and pour it over the hamburger.  Drain the green beans and add them over the top of the tomato soup.  Spread prepared mashed potatoes as the next layer and top with the cheddar cheese.  Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly (approximately 30-45 minutes).  You will also see some of the tomato soup surface through the mashed potatoes.  Salt and pepper to taste.

Doesn't that look yummy?  I really like it when the cheese on the edges gets all crunchy.  Delicious!



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