Healthy foodies, look away. People who hate to cook, read on.
I am a horrible cook, and I hate to cook (probably why I’m a horrible cook). So, I’m always looking for super simple recipes. My sister gave me this recipe years ago and it remains one of my favorites.
Faux Shepherd’s Pie
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 jar spaghetti sauce
1 can green beans (cut or french)
Cheese (your favorite)
1. Brown ground beef and drain fat.
2. Mix ground beef with 1/2 jar spaghetti sauce. Spoon into a 2-quart casserole dish.
3. Drain can of green beans. Layer on top of ground beef.
4. Top with mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese.
5. Place in 350° oven and bake until warm through and cheese is melted…usually 20-30 minutes.
Here’s where I get clever…I brown 2 lbs. of ground beef, drain and mix in the whole jar of spaghetti sauce. I divide the ground beef between two casserole dishes and now I have the hard part done for TWO suppers…one for tonight and one for the freezer. You can fully assemble the freezer dish with green beans, mashed potatoes and cheese or wait and add those layers later.
Shepherd’s Pie Trivia (I learned this from Deccy of Declan’s Dog Blog)…Shepherd’s Pie is originally an English dish, traditionally made with lamb or mutton. The English call the beef dish a Cottage Pie.