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Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients
  

  • Beef Filling:
  • 2 lbs of ground beef
  • 6 oz of tomato paste
  • 12 oz of frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • Mashed Potatoes:
  • 4 medium potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375.
  • In a large pot, boil enough water to cook the potatoes.
  • In a large pot or skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat.
  • Peel and chop the potatoes while the water is boiling and the ground beef is cooking.
  • When the water boils, add the chopped potatoes and boil until soft.
  • When the ground beef is cooked, add the tomato paste, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper and vegetables.
  • Stir to combine.
  • When the potatoes are done, drain the water from them and return them to the pot.
  • Add the milk, butter and salt and mix with a mixer until the potatoes are creamy.
  • Pour the ground beef mixture into a 13X9 baking dish and spread to cover the dish evenly.
  • Add the potatoes to the top of the mixture and spread to cover the beef evenly.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Adding cheese to the top of the potatoes is recommended. One of my sons doesn't like cheese with this dish, so I usually add cheese to only half of it as soon as it comes out of the oven.