Shepherd's Pie

  • mrichard Posted: 04/06/09
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    This is a great tasting and easy recipe for shepherd's Pie. I will make it an a regular basis. I used dry packaged mashed potatoes made as directed on the package. I chopped the carrots so they would cook quicker.

  • JasonBurn Posted: 10/05/10
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    We had a leftover meatloaf and mashed potatoes and used them to make this dish. It was delicious! Everyone wanted more. Yum.

  • acorn8118 Posted: 10/13/09
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    This was FANTASTIC! I used ground lamb instead of the ground beef. A big hit with the whole family, including all 4 kids. Will definitely make this one again and again!

  • JessicaAgreda Posted: 03/15/09
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    Delicious and not too hard to make. The flavors went very well together. I froze half for later and will let ya'll know how it turns out when I reheat it in a couple weeks.

  • karynmorse Posted: 12/14/09
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    Delicious and easy! I used left-over mashed potatoes for the top, and added chopped carrots and celery to the meat/onions mix. Also, I used a tablespoon or so of tomato paste instead of the can of tomatoes. A bit hit!

  • paperclippy Posted: 01/06/09
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    I made this recipe for a dinner party. It was extremely easy and delicious! It completely disappeared off the table. The only things I changed were that in the mashed potatoes I used regular carrots chopped into pieces instead of baby carrots, and I used frozen mashed potatoes that didn't require mixing with milk. Since the mashed potatoes I bought already had salt I didn't add any extra.

  • mariavargas Posted: 04/15/09
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    Good comfort food. It was very easy, fast, and delicious. Very hearty meal that would go well with some garlic bread. I wasn't so crazy about the potatoes with the carrots so next time ill try them without but they still tasted very good. Worth a try to make again definitely!

  • lovestocook826 Posted: 02/02/11
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    This recipe was very flavorful. I omitted the carrots from the mashed potatoes. Like others, I omitted the extra milk. I also added extra garlic, red pepper flakes extra red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.

  • kpatnan Posted: 11/17/09
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    This was delicious and a big hit with my family. I love one-dish meals and was able to bake it in the same dish I browned the meat and onions in. Easy cleanup! Frozen mashed potatoes are expensive. Next time I might try making my own, just making sure to make them really thin.

  • iamdiana53 Posted: 01/22/10
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    I'm sure this will be a 5 star recipe the next time I make it. Misprints and confusion caused the dish to be too wet but still delicious. Do not follow the mashed potatoes direction to add 2 1/2 cups of milk - just follow normal directions on package or your own. Definitely drain the stewed tomatoes too. I added can of green beans instead of peas and used chuck beef.

  • Christopher51 Posted: 03/11/11
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    This is a very nice, quick, simple and hearty meal. Traditionally speaking, however, it is anything but a traditional Shepherd’s pie: Thus the name Shepherd, as in sheep herder. Try it sometime.

  • soccermother Posted: 10/19/10
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    Delicious. Even my kids ate it. I did make a few modifications though. First, I pureed the meat/veggie mixture with an immersion blender. Second, I made my own fresh mashed potatoes and I mashed broccoli in with the potatoes instead of carrots. And I cooked it twice as long as the recipe indicated.

  • SOARTHRITIS247 Posted: 01/09/11
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    Very tasty and comforting but labor intensive if you don't have everything premeasured and ready to use like a cooking show!

  • aamberwaves Posted: 08/18/11
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    Very good. I skipped the carrots in the potatoes, we were out. I also put them on top of the tomato, meat mixture and then broiled for a few minutes to give them a browned look. Delicious.

  • sharons2 Posted: 11/17/11
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    this recipe turned out very well. i substituted diced tomatoes for the stewed tomatoes, used mashed potatoes without carrots, and added worcestershire sauce (about 3 TBSP) to the beef. cooked it in 3 small casserole dishes. think it could be made for guests by cooking portions in individual casserole dishes. the flavors intensified overnight and tasted even better the next day.

  • AtlSuz Posted: 12/22/11
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    My family loves this (including a 3 and 6 year old)! I used a bag of frozen peas and carrots in with the meat and then just added butter and shredded sharp cheddar to the taters. It was a huge hit. I just finished making it with lamb and hope to get the same great reaction! (and I used a few Tbsp of tomato paste and some of the water from the potatoes instead of a can of tomatoes. I didn't like the idea of chunks of tomato in this for whatever reason)

  • macooks2 Posted: 05/12/12
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    Great basic recipe for the meat mixture as the base. I add more flavor with minced garlic, Mrs. Dash, & Italian seasoning. I do make my own mashed potatoes with butter, salt & pepper, & buttermilk and add in microwaved cooked carrots. Leftovers are always good and it freezes well to heat & eat at another time.

  • Whitneyc12 Posted: 01/07/13
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    This has a great flavor, but the meat is basically lost under the potatoes. The texture was somewhat runny.

  • BMarieD Posted: 05/24/13
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    The Best Shepherd's pie I've ever had. Being the southern girl that I am, I had a very hard time using the frozen mashed potatoes, but I broke down and made it exactly the way the recipe was given. After reading the reviews of others, I did not mix 2 1/2 cups of milk and added it slowly 'til I got the consistency that I wanted. However, next time they will be homemade. Overall it was was excellent and this meal will definitely be making its way into the rotation.

  • hesshaus Posted: 09/20/12
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    This is a favorite at our house. Love it using left over roast beef!

  • LizHJohn Posted: 03/14/13
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    I make this a few times a winter for my husband, and every St. Patrick's day for a friend's party and it is a huge hit. I always "lighten" it up and it's still just as good. I use very little skim milk for the potatoes, 2% cheese, and ground turkey instead of beef. It's not horrible to make on a weeknight either.

  • MissLV23 Posted: 02/10/14
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    Absolutely delicious! Great flavors and the carrot potatoes were fantastic!

  • RJMOON Posted: 07/11/13
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    This was great! I served it for Dinner and everyone (even the most picky) ate it up! It was everything everyone said and more....

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