Idahoan Shepherds Pie

sheppieYou know what aggravates me to no end? Finding a recipe that boasts to be one of the most amazing things that you will ever put in your mouth? Then it tastes hoe-hum? Ya know? This recipe will either do it for you or it wont. Personally, I like it enough to eat it… my husband? LOVES IT!! I don’t know why because usually recipes that are this easy will get a complimentary nod from him. He literally gets crazy excited when I make this though. One of my favorite things about this recipe is that other than the flour and dairy, I can grow it in my garden (or in most cases steal it from my grandmas) and the meat comes from my husbands Fall hunting haul.

Idahoan Shepherds Pie

1 pound Elk Burger (any kind of ground meat will work here)bulion

1 onion

1 jar of canned green beans (store bought canned works great)

2 cups frozen corn (1 can works great too)

homemade cream of chicken, mushroom or beef soup (1 can of store bought is fine) –2tbs butter, 2tbs flour sauteed with 2 cups milk and 2-3 tsp bullion.

4 or 5 potatoes, peeled, boiled and mashed. Honestly, here your on your own. I hate following recipe directions pertaining to potatoes. There’s never enough or there’s too much… living in Idaho means your potatoes are huge so usually the latter happens.

shepperpieBrown the burger with the onion. If you use beef you will have to drain it after its cooked. Toss your cooked meat and onion into a 9X13″ pan. From here you can go two ways. Layer your veggies OR mix it all up. Me? I mix it all up, its gonna taste the same anyway and when I get too formal with stuff it stops being an easy meal to cook and more of a chore. From there I stir in the cream of whatever in… or have your butler layer it on if you so choose. ¬†Finally, load those taters on the top. Do not mix this in or your casserole will not be a casserole and more like a cow pie in appearance and texture. Gently spread the mashed potatoes over the contents of the pan. Bake at 350 for half and hour to 45 minutes. BOOM… dinner. We eat this in bowls since it contains all of your essential food groups to have¬†it be considered a nutritious meal.

Ready to hit the oven1

Ready to hit the oven

Chrissy*

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