Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Shepherd's Pie

Here is a recipe that I can't believe I haven't posted before. I have some recipes that are in regular rotation because they are ideal "construction worker" food. When the weather turns cold, I gotta feed my man with hearty dishes that fill him up at the end of a cold workday, and re-heat well enough to keep him going at lunch the next day. This is one of those dishes. It is a non-traditional take on the classic Shepherd's Pie, adapted from a Paula Deen recipe, made to fit the tastes of my picky eater husband.

Shepherd's Pie
1 container Country Crock (or other brand, like Bob Evans) prepared mashed potatoes
1 pound ground beef
1 can cut green beans
1 cup frozen corn (or 1 small can) or any other combination of vegetables you like
1 14 ounce can tomato sauce
2 cups Bisquick or other biscuit mix
1 1/2 cups milk
4 TB butter, melted

Brown beef in a large skillet (sometimes I also add some diced onion here). Drain, and mix in the tomato sauce, vegetables and salt and pepper.

Prepare the mashed potatoes according to the package and spread in the bottom of a deep casserole dish. Layer the meat mixture on top of the potatoes. Mix the Bisquick with the milk and pour over the top of the meat.Drizzle the melted butter over the biscuit layer and bake at 350 until the biscuit layer is golden and cooked through.Allow to cool slightly before serving (or the mashed potatoes will just ooze all over the place).Here it is, deconstructed. When I serve it, I like to take the biscuit crust off first, then dish out the meat filling, and finally the potatoes from the bottom so I have some of each on my plate. Plus, it just looks better that way, and you know that's what its all about, after all!


Joanne said...

I love shepherd's pie and saw it being served at a restaurant the other day, which inspired a definite craving in my belly for it. Which you have enabled. This looks delicious!

Luigi said...

I have never seen a Shepherds pie that looks like this before. Amazing.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

What a delicious Shepherds pie! I love that it has a biscuit top instead of mashed taters.

Ty'sMommy said...

Oh hell! Ok, I am almost embarrassed that someone living in the UK saw this recipe. My husband loves this dish, of course, but given the choice, I personally prefer a more traditional version.

Sorry Luigi - I hope this version didn't insult the original TOO badly! lol (OK, now I'm worried about my semi-italian recipes, too! Too bad my Grandma Gonnella wasn't around long enough to teach me about REAL Italian cooking!)