Monday, December 9, 2013

Wagner Shepherd's Pie

I have the hardest time keeping track of my family recipes that are written on paper now that so many of the recipes I like come from online. So here's the recipe for Shepherd's Pie that I grew up eating. I'm planning on making it tonight. :)

Shepherd's Pie 
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1/2 med. onion, chopped
- 2 cans tomato soup
- 2 cans green beans (I'll be substituting this with frozen vegetables (carrots/corn/peas) since Brandon doesn't like green beans)
- 4-5 potatoes, mashed
- grated cheese
- salt/ pepper/ seasoning salt
- butter
- milk  
1.Preheat oven to 350 F
2.In large pot, boil cut up potatoes till tender (Start by washing the potatoes and cutting them up into thirds and putting them in a pot and covering them with water. Cook on high (boiling) till the potato pieces are soft when you stick a fork into them. About 20 minutes of boiling. (Make sure you don't boil the water away)).
3.In large skillet, brown ground beef over medium high heat. Add onions to ground beef when beef is about half done. Add salt and pepper. When onions are tender/translucent, drain grease and add tomato soup and green beans and reduce heat to medium low.
4.Drain potatoes, mash and add butter (approximately 1 TB) and milk (not too much) till desired texture is achieved. Add seasoning salt to taste (Johnny's Seasoning).
5.When beef mixture is warmed, spoon into deep casserole dish (or 13 x 9 glass baking pan) and cover with mashed potatoes and grated cheese. Bake for 35-45 min. or until heated through.
6.Remove from oven and allow to sit for about 5 min. then serve.

We'll see how it turns out tonight! Any maaaybe I'll add a picture - if I remember to take one.


  1. Don't let the water boil away! Ha!

    1. That part of the recipe comes directly from your email to me. :)