Comfort Food

.Momma White’s Shepherd’s Pie.
:: 1 pound ground beef
:: 1 can sweet corn
:: 8 medium potatoes
:: 1 package brown gravy, prepared
:: 10 ounces of frozen peas and carrots
:: 1 medium onion, diced
:: 2 c shredded cheddar cheese

Boil potatoes, mash and season to taste with milk and butter. Brown ground beef and add onion with salt and pepper. Add brown gravy, peas, and corn. Let simmer until heated through. In a 13×9 pan, place meat and vegetable mixture in bottom of pan. cover with mashed potatoes and sprinkle with cheese. Place in oven on broil until cheese is bubbly.

It’s certainly not the prettiest dish, but it warms the belly. I made this about a month ago when Matt had the flu. I made a version of this several years ago, but with TVP (textured vegetable protein—a very bad concept). It didn’t get gobbled up (go figure!) so I froze it. Ummm, shepherd’s pie doesn’t freeze well. So learn from my mistake. I wouldn’t imagine that potatoes freeze well, but that is my only experience.


3 thoughts on “Comfort Food

  1. It sounds really good except for the cheddar cheese part. Does the cheese really add alot to it or could you live without it? Just wondering….I would like to make it without the cheese but if that will tragically alter it, then I will add cheese.

    I wouldn’t think that potatoes would have a problem freezing!

  2. I’d say the cheese is essential to the flavor, but not essential to making the recipe work or anything. If you don’t like the cheese, by all means, leave it off.

  3. We made this this past weekend. I served it to my parents (well, my dad only ate the leftover mashed potatoes because he doesn’t like onions) and Steven. I used pork instead of ground beef because the beef was questionable looking. It was pork sausage too. Everyone enjoyed it!! Thanks to Momma White for the recipe!

    Oh, I left off the cheese but Dave shredded some extra and Steven and he had some. I used worcestershire sauce and it gave it a nice spice.

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