Monday, December 12, 2011

Sheppard's Pie

I love comfort food, a good hearty meal that warms up any day. Sheppard’s Pie is one of those meals. It is the dish that I love to make for people when they need comfort – after having a baby or surgery (for example). It is also the meal when I have leftover mashed potatoes. Basically it is one of my favourite dishes, so enjoy!

**Note: This is a basic recipe. You can easily change the amount of vegetables and mashed potatoes. Also the amount of Bisto depends on you. The beef/gravy mixture should be a thick consistency (but still slightly runny).

-          1 lb ground beef
-          1 onion, chopped
-          1 can sliced mushrooms, drained
-          Bisto Traditional Gravy Mix and water
-          1 cup frozen corn
-          1 cup frozen peas
-          3 cups mashed potatoes
-          Cheese (I usually use cheddar or 4 cheese Italiano)

  1. Preheat oven to 350oF
  2. Brown beef on medium high heat until partially cooked; drain, add onion and mushrooms and finish cooking
  3. Meanwhile cook peas and corn in a medium pot
  4. Add about 1 cup of water from cooking vegetables to the beef mixture; Mix Bisto and water and add to mixture until you get the right consistency
  5. In a deep casserole dish put beef mixture on the bottom, followed by vegetables and top with potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes

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