I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Shepherd's Pie

This is such an easy dinner to make. It's a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.

(serves 8)

*4-5 cups mashed potatoes (about large potatoes)
*1 tablespoon butter
*1 1/2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
*1/3 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
*1/4 teaspoon salt
*1/4 teaspoon pepper
*1 (12 ounce) bag mini carrots (6-7 whole carrots)
*1 pound ground beef
*1 yellow onion, chopped
*1 garlic clove, minced
*3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
*2 tablespoons ketchup
*1 cup beef broth
*1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

~Bring a pot of water to a boil.
~Add a little salt.
~Add carrots and cook until tender, about 20-25 minutes.
~Drain, and mash.
~Set aside.
~Mix in butter, finely chopped onion, salt, pepper, and 1/3 cup cheese to mashed potatoes.
~Set aside.
~Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
~In a ovenproof skillet, cook hamburger, garlic & onions. Cook until hamburger in brown.
~Drain any excess fat.
~Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute.
~Add ketchup and beef broth.
~Bring to a boil.
~Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
~Spred the ground beef mixture evenly over the bottom of the oven proof skillet.
~Spread the mashed carrots over top of the hamburger.
~Spread the mashed potato mixture over top of the carrots.
~Sprinkle remaining cheese over top of potatoes.
~Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

`Substitute mashed carrots for peas.
`Substitute mashed carrots for mixed vegetables.

Vegetarian Version:
-Substitute ground beef for Bocca Crumbles.


Becky said...

This was very good. I made only a few little changes...I used ground turkey because my son is allergic to beef and I was sneeky and added some chopped frozen spinach! Shhhh...don't tell my family!

BJ Brinker's Home Cooking said...

I'm happy to hear you & your family enjoyed it. Love to hear when people add or delete things to make it fit their needs.