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Sloppy Joe Shepherd's Pie

Prep time 10 mins
Bake time 30 mins
Stand time 5 mins
Yield Makes 8 to 10 servings
Take the Sloppy Joe ground beef base, and make it into a casserole that's big enough to serve your family and a couple of friends.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/4 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup bottled barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapeños (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon liquid from pickled jalapeños (optional)
  • 1 (22-ounce) package frozen mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

How to Make It

  1. Cook ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain well. Return cooked beef to skillet.

  2. Stir in tomatoes, next 3 ingredients, and, if desired, jalapeños and liquid. Spoon into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

  3. Prepare frozen mashed potatoes according to package directions. Stir in 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese, sliced green onions, salt, and pepper. Spread evenly over meat mixture in casserole dish, spreading potatoes to edge of dish.

  4. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes; sprinkle 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese on top of potatoes. Bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.