Glen's Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Saturday, December 27, 2008

This manly meal contains both meat AND potatoes and is one of Glen's specialties--a variation on a common dish served to him on his mission to England. It's perfect for those moments when you have a lot of leftover mashed potatoes, although we often will intentionally make too many mashed potatoes for a meal just so we can make this another night.
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Posted by Lara.

The ingredients:
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 large red onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 green pepper, diced
5 cloves garlic, pressed
1/2 lb. ground beef (I prefer ground turkey)
1/2 lb. ground Italian sausage
1 can corn , drained
1 jar (12-ounces) brown gravy  (about 1-3/4 cup leftover gravy)
3-4 cups mashed potatoes (leftovers are great)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

  In large skillet over medium-low heat, heat olive oil until hot.  Add onions and peppers and saute for about 10 minutes or until veggies are soft and fragrant. 
Add garlic cloves and saute an additional minute. Then add ground beef and sausage. Cook on medium-high heat until meat is browned. Drain.
Add corn and gravy. Mix together for about 2 minutes, then remove from heat.
In 9x13" casserole dish, place thin layer (about 1 cup) of the mashed potatoes* over the bottom of the pan.  *You may need to reheat the mashed potatoes to make them easier to spread. 
Pour the meat mixture over the top.

Then add the remaining mashed potatoes,  spreading evenly over the top.

Bake at 400° for 20 minutes. Then turn the oven to broil and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes (to get the top golden brown) OR if desired, sprinkle ~ 1 cup of grated cheese over the top and broil for 1 -2 minutes until  cheese is golden and melty (watch closely so it doesn't burn).  

Serves 8.

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Anonymous,  August 4, 2011 at 3:10 AM  

5 cloves of garlic? The vampires will stay away from you after you eat this! ;)

Lara April 10, 2012 at 6:43 PM  

Just made it again tonight and it's definitely not too garlicky for our family with 5 cloves. If you're nervous you could reduce it to 2 cloves, however we like the flavor of the additional cloves.

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