1 lb ground beef (hamburger)
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup frozen corn
2 jars of mushroom gravy
4 cups prepared mashed potatoes
1 cup shredded cheese (optional, for topping)
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Cook Ground Beef:
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until browned. Drain any excess grease.
Add the frozen peas and corn to the skillet with the cooked ground beef. Stir and cook for a few minutes until the vegetables are heated through.
Add Mushroom Gravy:
Pour the mushroom gravy into the skillet with the meat and vegetables. Stir well to combine. Let it simmer for a few minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
Layer in Baking Dish:
Transfer the meat and vegetable mixture to a baking dish, spreading it evenly.
Top with Mashed Potatoes:
Spoon the mashed potatoes over the meat and vegetable mixture, spreading them to cover the entire surface. You can use a spatula to create a smooth layer.
Optional Cheese Topping:
If you choose, sprinkle shredded cheese over half of the Shepherd’s Pie to follow your specified process. This allows for a variation in the final dish.
Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the Shepherd’s Pie is heated through, and the cheese (if added) is melted and bubbly.
Serve and Enjoy:
Allow the Shepherd’s Pie to cool for a few minutes before serving. Scoop out portions, ensuring to get a bit of each layer, and enjoy the comforting flavors.
Note: Feel free to customize this recipe by adding your favorite herbs and seasonings to the meat or adjusting the mashed potato thickness. Shepherd’s Pie is a versatile dish, and you can make it your own!
This Easy Shepherd’s Pie is a hearty and satisfying meal perfect for any day of the week.