Shepherd's Pie

My main recipe comes from "The Essential Mormon Cookbook" but I just kinda throw it together with whatever I have at the time.

Here's the recipe:
1 lb ground beef
1 TBS olive oil
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 (14 ounce) can cut green beans, drained (or mixed veggies, or whatever you want)
1 (10 3/4 ounce) can tomato soup (I actually use tomato sauce...we like the taste better)
6 potatoes, peeled, boiled, and mashed (I actually use potato pearls or some other sort of instant mashed potatoes)
1/2 c. milk (only if making your own mashed potatoes and not using instant)
1 tsp. salt (only if making your own mashed potatoes and not using instant)
2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Brown ground beef in olive oil. Add onion, salt, and pepper and saute until onion is tender. Put into a greased 9 X 13-inch baking dish. Top with drained green beans. Spread tomato soup over beans. Combine mashed potatoes, milk, and salt. Mix well. Spoon potatoes over mixture. Top with grated cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 30 minutes. Makes 6 servings.

I usually do a half recipe in a 9x9 pan and it still makes lots.


  1. Wheres the cream of Mushroom soup?

  2. Only at your house. hahaha. Cameron didn't actually like this particular batch because I forgot the onion...and it had canned mixed veggies in it. What a whiner.