Recipe Review..."Hearty Shepherd's Pie" Modified from Taste of the South Magazine

Yesterday I decided to try a new recipe.  I wanted something fairly easy that would last several days.  I came across "Hearty Shepherd's Pie" from Taste of the South Magazine, which I modified.
When I think of Shepherd's Pie, I think of lots of veggies topped with buttery mashed potatoes.  Yes I could make the mashed potatoes from scratch but when you don't have much time it is fine to improvise.  So I picked up 1 pack of Bob Evan's Mashed Original Mashed Potatoes. I only used 1 pack but I think it would look more appealing if you use 2 packs, to completely cover the filling.

Table set and ready.

Hearty Shepherd’s Pie (Modified from Taste of the South Magazine)
. 1 -2 packs of Bob Evans Mashed potatoes
. 2 pounds ground chuck
. 1 onion, chopped
. 1-2 garlic cloves, minced (I used 1/4 tsp of Garlic Powder)
. 1 (1.61-ounce) package brown gravy mix
. 1 (14.5-ounce) can beef broth
. 1/4 teaspoon salt
. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
. 2 (14.5-ounce) cans green beans, drained
. 2 (15-ounce) can niblet corn, drained
. 1/2 cup (2-ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Cook Bob Evan’s potatoes according to package directions, & set aside. 
3. In a large skillet, cook ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium-high heat on stovetop, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain. Return beef mixture to skillet.
4. Add gravy mix; stir. Gradually add beef broth, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until mixture is thickened, for about 5 minutes.
5. Spoon beef mixture into a 9-x-13-x-2-inch baking dish. Layer beans and corn over beef. 
               ( I combined the beef and the veggie mixture and put them in together)
6. Spoon mashed potatoes over vegetables. Top with cheese.
7. Bake for 30- 40 minutes, or until thoroughly heated.

            Brodie did get a taste and he loved it.  We could not leave him out he is our sweetie. This was a pretty tasty dish.  I would give it a 9 out of 10 on my cooking scale.  So if you like veggies and mashed potatoes give this recipe a try. Happy cooking everyone! Enjoy your world:-)


  1. Looks yummy. I've never heard of Taste of the South magazine. I'm going to have to find a copy soon!



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