Inside Out Shepherd’s Pie is not your traditional dish if you don't care for a Shepherd’s Pie. I’ll never forget the first time I baked a Shepherd’s Pie; the recipe I used was one that came in the mail from a membership recipe collector’s club. You know the ones where you are committed for 2 years to purchase recipe cards that are sent monthly. I was so excited about making that recipe because I had always wanted to try a Shepherd’s Pie. Of course, if that recipe was being previewed in a membership it must have been a good one, right? Boy was that recipe a let-down! To this day, I still don’t know what it was about that recipe that ruined it for me.
KID FRIENDLY INSIDE OUT SHEPHERD’S PIE
I love this recipe! It is easy, quick, tasty and the best part it is a frugal meal. Frugal and tasty are the best kind of recipes! On top of all that goodness, it is kid friendly.
A recipe like this can be tweaked for your preference. I normally don’t cook beef, but rather use venison or ground turkey. As for the vegetables, I use frozen instead of canned. So you see whatever you normally use will work. I used 3 cups of broth to make my gravy, but depending on how many you are feeding, you can always use more or less.
Inside Out Shepherd’s Pie
1 pound ground meat
1 small onion diced
1 bag (1 lb) frozen mixed veggies or 2 cans, drained
1 cup super sweet corn ** Optional
3 cups beef broth
2 - 4 Tablespoons flour
Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder to taste
Hot mashed potatoes
In a frying pan cook meat and onion and add the seasoning, drain grease. Add vegetables and all the broth except for a ½ cup. Bring meat, vegetables, and broth up to medium – high heat for vegetables to cook, if using frozen. (If using canned, then just add them to the meat and broth.)
In a small container, mix flour with the reserved broth. Whisk well, if needed add a little water to thin the mixture down. Add the flour mixture to the pan of meat mixture and stir, making sure no lumps form. Simmer until gravy thickens. Serve over mashed potatoes.