Easy Shepherd’s Pie is one of our most favorites to make anytime of the year and on any day of the week. This scrumptious meal is one bowl or plate full of comfort and taste just like Grandma used to make! My mother and grandmother were huge fans of making easy shepherd’s pie for a couple of delicious reasons –
- It’s quick and easy.
- Everyone loved burger and potatoes.
- The taste is fantastic.
Who would of thought that combining cooked hamburger (I use ground bison), mashed potatoes, corn, and some delicious shredded cheese would make a recipe that would be passed down from family member to family member. This Easy Shepherd’s Pie is certainly at the top of our re-make list over and over.
This Easy Shepherd’s Pie can be switched up in so many different ways just by changing an ingredient or two. I love it spicy so I add crushed red peppers to my plate and my grandson loves to have ketchup on the side! My hubby loves extra cheese and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese on top as well.
Easy Shepherd's Pie is a great way to get the whole family around the table with a plate of comfort food made simple
- 3 large – Potatoes – peeled (optional) and diced
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 Tbsp. - Butter
- 1 pound – Ground Bison or burger of choice
- 1 small – Red Onion – peeled and diced
- 1 8oz package – Sargento Shredded Cheddar Cheese or cheese of choice
- 1 can – Organic Corn – rinsed and drained
- 1 Tbsp. – McCormick’s Steak and Pork Chop Seasoning.
- 9x13 oven safe dish for baking
- Large skillet for frying bison or burger meat
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare potatoes and put them in a med size pot with enough water to cover them, add salt and bring to a boil and continue cooking until fork tender approx. 15 minutes. Drain - save a ¼ cup of potato water.
- Add potatoes, butter, and ¼ cup potatoe water back into pot and mash with masher until they reach desired consistency. Set aside. While potatoes are cooking get started on your ground meat.
- Add ground meat to large skillet with diced onions and McCormick’s seasoning and cook until meat is crumbly and browned. Approx 6 minutes. Place meat and onion mixture in bottom of baking dish, sprinkle a little cheese on top of meat mixture. Pour rinsed and drained corn on top of mixture, a little more cheese, spread mashed potatoes over top of corn and then top off with the remaining shredded cheese.
- Bake at 350 degrees until top is bubbly and golden brown – approx. 30 minutes. Serve with a side salad and you have a quick and easy meal.
*Optional - Bison does not hold a lot of fat and you may want to add a tsp of olive oil while cooking the ground meat.
Easy Shepherd’s Pie is so versatile and did I say, it is most certainly a delicious bite of goodness. You can take it along to a family gathering, office party, pack up left-overs (if you have any) in school lunches or freeze it in individual containers to fix up when you’re in rush to get out the door or you want to watch your favorite show. This is a kid approved meal in our house and can be in yours as well. I usually bake to large pans full and packed one up to take to someone that is in need of a good home-cooked meal. Believe me, you can’t go wrong with this Easy Shepherd’s Pie.
From my kitchen to yours,