Weeknight Shepherd’s Pie

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Shepherd’s Pie is basically stew with a top crust of mashed potatoes. If you have leftover mashed potatoes, it's a snap to pull this comforting dinner together quickly.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 35 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups beef broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Over medium heat, sauté onion, carrots, and celery in oil. When the onion and celery are translucent, add the beef and cook until browned.
  • Sprinkle meat mixture with flour; stir. Add broth and peas. Simmer until the mixture is thickened, season with salt and pepper, and pour into an ungreased 9" x 13" casserole dish.
  • Spread mashed potatoes over the meat mixture and drizzle with melted butter.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups beef broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Over medium heat, sauté onion, carrots, and celery in oil. When the onion and celery are translucent, add the beef and cook until browned.
  • Sprinkle meat mixture with flour; stir. Add broth and peas. Simmer until the mixture is thickened, season with salt and pepper, and pour into an ungreased 9" x 13" casserole dish.
  • Spread mashed potatoes over the meat mixture and drizzle with melted butter.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories530
Total Fat30g
Saturated Fat11g
Cholesterol100mg
Sodium1150mg
Total Carbohydrate34g
Dietary Fiber5g
Sugars6g
Protein31g