One of the popular dishes in my house is Shepard’s Pie. This dish is not only easy to make but leaves you wanting seconds (sometimes thirds) because it just is the perfect comfort food. Combining mashed potatoes, meats, and veggies – this meal has all that you need for a growing family or even a group get-together.

Prep: 1 hr                Cook time: 15-20 mins               Total time: 1 hr 15-20 mins

Ingredients:

6 Potatoes

1 lb ground beef (chicken or pork can be a substitute)

1 small white onion

1 can of peas

1 can of creamed corn

1 1/2 tsp black pepper

1 tbsp butter

1/2 cup milk

 

Items you’ll need:

Cooking pot

Frying pan

Peeler

Potato masher

Knife

Chopping board

Baking Dish

Measuring spoons/cups

Can opener

Oven

Instructions:

Mashed Potato Topping

Peel 6 potatoes, dice them into equal sized cubes, put them into a pot and fill until covered with water. Bring water to a boil and let simmer until tender enough to break apart with a fork with little pressure. Drain water, add 1 tbsp of butter and 1/2 milk to potatoes. Mash potatoes until smooth.

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Meaty Middle

Chop small white onion and add to frying pan. Add oil or water to help onions cook. When onions are translucent (see-through) add 1 lb of ground beef (or meat of choice) and 1 1/2 tsp black pepper to frying pan. Cook until browned. Drain liquid from the meat and set aside.

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Put it all together now

Set oven to 350 F (176 C). While oven is heating up take your baking dish and line the bottom with your cooked meat/onion mixture. When bottom is evened out add half a can of creamed corn making sure to spread it evenly. Drain and add the can of peas before adding the rest of the cream corn on top. The cream corn acts like glue keeping the layers together. Finally add the mashed potato layer to the top, smoothing it out for a nice smooth finish.

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Bake in the oven for 15-20 mins or until all layers are heated. Serve and enjoy.

Optional: Spread butter on the top of the pie and broil until top is golden brown.