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Family Friendly Shepherd's Pie

Every few months I make a point to dive into my freezer to see what items may have been overlooked for too long.  Sometimes I go overboard when I stock up on meats and vegetables and as a result, I may not use them as quickly as I thought I would in my menu planning.

If that is true for you as well, you may want to take a look into the black hole of your freezer and plan some meals to use up those overlooked ingredients.

I found a couple of pounds of ground beef and an open, one-pound bag of corn kernels in my freezer.  Those two ingredients called out to me loudly and clearly.  Yes, they told me it was time to make Shepherd's Pie.  Shepherd's Pie is a family-friendly meal that can be made for a few or many.

Family-Friendly Shepherd's Pie for Dinner

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Rustic Shepherd's Pie for Dinner

Shepherd's pie is a meal that I have always prepared without a recipe.  My version is a simple dish, consisting of a layer of flavored browned ground beef, topped with a layer of corn kernels and
crowned with a layer of tasty mashed potatoes.

Since I wanted to share my version with all of you, I decided to check out other shepherd's pie recipes online.  What I found out is that the dish I have called shepherd's pie all my life is actually referred to as cottage pie because it is made with beef.  Shepherd's pie is traditionally made with lamb.  That may be true, but I'll continue to call my recipe Shepherd's Pie.

I also found that there are nearly as many versions of shepherd's pie as there are home cooks. So, I hope if you decide to make Shepherd's (or cottage) Pie for your family you will adapt this recipe to your family's tastes.  If you do, it is sure to become a family favorite.


Mashed Potatoes Top the Shepherd's Pie
Oven Ready Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie for Dinner
Shepherd's Pie for Dinner
Make this family-friendly meal for dinner tonight!

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  1. Hi Donna,
    When I try to print the recipe, it includes the sidebar and overlays the recipe information.

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    1. Hi Linda. Thanks for letting me know. I recently updated my recipe site to the "NEW" Google sites product. Unfortunately the design of this new site favors mobile phone and tablet layouts. As a result, the print function isn't working as I desire. I'm working to find a solution. IN the meantime, please copy this link for this recipe. https://sites.google.com/site/justonedonnablogrecipes/shepherd-s-pie

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  2. I have this in my oven right now! It was a great use for all the leftover thanksgiving mashed potatoes! I mixed loaded and regular mashed potatoes. Cant wait to try it, it looks yummy already!

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