A recipe I learned from my late mother-in-law, Rita, when I first met my husband. It's simply "comfort" food! I can serve this to my family and their friends and you would have thought I served them a roast. The appeal...it speaks about old times and family meals and sitting around the dining table. If you are creative, you can make your own variations. I do not add salt because the gravy mix provides all the seasoning.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In advance, peel and boil the potatoes and make mashed potatoes, or use leftover mashed potatoes or instant mashed potatoes (make according to package directions); set aside. Cook vegetables according to package directions and set aside. In a skillet, brown ground beef then sprinkle brown gravy mix over ground beef and no more than 1/2 cup of water just to thicken the gravy and make the ground beef a little moist - do not make ground beef soupy. After ground beef has browned, evenly layer ground beef in a rectangular 9x13 casserole or baking dish; then evenly layer the cooked vegetables atop the ground beef; finally, spread the mashed potatoes carefully (I use a rubber spatula) over the vegetable layer until completely covered. Sprinkle the French fried onions atop the mashed potatoes (optional), or arrange the pats of butter atop the potatoes if you do not use the onions. Bake the Shepherds Pie for approximately 30 minutes, just to heat all the ingredients through. Complete meal in a dish.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (1116g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6|
|Calories from Fat: 615 (44%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 68.4g||91 %|
|Saturated Fat 35g||175 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 23g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2.8g|
|Cholesterol 204.1mg||63 %|
|Sodium 1266.6mg||44 %|
|Potassium 3671.5mg||97 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 157.9g||46 %|
|Dietary Fiber 17.7g||71 %|
|Sugars, other 140.2g|
|Protein 45.5g||65 %|
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Calories per serving: 1410
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