Photo: Marcus Nilsson
Prep Time
10 Mins
Other Time
10 Mins
Makes 4 servings

Convenience products make this one-dish comfort food quick and easy to get on the dinner table.

How to Make It

Heat oven to 400° F.

Place the beef in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until no trace of pink remains, about 5 minutes. Spoon off and discard any fat. Stir in the ketchup and Worcestershire. Add the vegetables and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Spoon the beef mixture into a baking dish.

Mix the cheese (if using) with the potatoes in a medium bowl. Spread the potatoes over the beef and bake until heated through, 10 minutes. Divide among individual plates.

Ratings & Reviews

SSAIOKC's Review

December 30, 2012
I changed up this recipe by mixing in chopped green peppers, chopped onions and minced garlic while cooking the beef. I chose to omit the ketchup and used 1/2 can of tomato sauce instead. The kids loved it!

Amhaasy81's Review

October 28, 2012

HiThere's Review

March 14, 2011
great recipie. Only thing I added was some diced tomatoes and made my own mashed potatoes instead of instant. will definitly make again.

Kinzinger's Review

March 02, 2011
This recipe was bland and a tad dry. I suppose you could tweak it . . . A LOT . . . and it could be better. I will not be making this recipe again.

SirCharlesR57's Review

February 27, 2011
I'm sorry but this is not a shepherd's pie. It is a potato pie. A shepherd's pie is made with lamb, and for the most part, chunks of lamb not minced. Hence the name "Shepherd's pie"

meeshwass's Review

August 20, 2010
Wasn't very appetizing because of the ketchup.

empressverona's Review

June 03, 2010
Sorta bland. Added some chopped fresh garlic to the hamburger while it was sauteeing. Also, made fresh mashed potatoes with garlic and sour cream. Still, needed more seasonings. If we make it again, will have to think on it.

Drapeaus's Review

February 02, 2010
Could use a few tweaks here and there. My husband liked it but it needs more mashed potato and more ketchup. The meat is very loose and we're use to something that sticks more.

SaThrnchik's Review

January 02, 2010
Easy, quick, tasty and filling. My family loves it. I use either home made mashed potatoes or the ore ida mashed potatoes found in the freezer section, these are like fresh. One other variation that I use is instead of ketchup, I use a can of cream of mushroom soup and layer all of the ingredients ending with the mashed potatoes and cheese. We love to have a salad or brocolli with the dish. We make this a lot especially in the cooler months.

abgiven's Review

September 03, 2009
I used 1 lb. stew meat, carefully trimmed instead of ground meat, and it cut down on the fat content. I also made my own mashed potatoes, as store bought can't compare, I just lighten them up with chicken broth and then use minimal amounts of butter and half and half to thicken--but I omitted the cheese called for in the recipe. I also seared the stew meat using only cooking spray but they were coated with s&p, minced garlic and herb mix. I then deglazed the pan with beef broth and port to richen the sauce and used much less ketchup for a more sopphisticated taste. It was great with modifications!