Sheperd's Pie
By kml9876 | Published on Wednesday December 05, 2012 | Categories: Food | Main Entree | Holidays | St. Patrick's Day

As a child I never liked sheperd's pie. It wasn't until I had my second child over a year ago that I discovered how much I actually liked it. This recipe was really, really good. This recipe can be found on page 23 of the December/January 2013 issue of Taste of Home Simple and Delicious. This recipe has enough food to create two casseroles. I used half of everything to make only one casserole.

  • 5 pounds of potatoes (about 10 medium), peeled and cubed. (I used a bag of Steam N Mash potatoes- just make the potatoes according to the package directions before following this recipe- you will need milk, butter, salt, and pepper)
  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 2 large onions, chopped (I used 1 teaspoon of onion powder)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cans (15 1/2 oz. each) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups of barbecue sauce
  • 2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place potatoes in a stock pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. (If using Steam N Mash potatoes follow the directions on the package)
  3. Meanwhile, cook the beef, onions, and garlic in a large skillet until the meat is no longer pink; drain.
  4. Stir in the corn and barbecue sauce.
  5. Drain the potatoes; mash with cream cheese, butter, salt, and pepper. (If using Steam N Mash just mix in the cream cheese after preparing them according to their directions)
  6. Spoon the meat mixture into two greased 13 inch x 9 inch baking dishes.
  7. Spread the mashed potatoes over the tops and sprinkle with the cheddar cheese.
  8. You can cool one slightly and cover and freeze it for up to 3 months.
  9. Bake the other casserole for dinner for 25-30 minutes and enjoy!

Using the frozen casserole
Thaw in the fridge overnight. Remove from the fridge 30 minutes before baking. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 1 1/4 hours or until it is bubbly. Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes longer.

Article: Sheperd's Pie
Categories: Food | Main Entree | Holidays | St. Patrick's Day
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Author: kml9876